Public Affairs Register

The PRCA publishes, every quarter, a register of all members who practice public affairs, and in the case of consultancies the list of clients for whom they conduct public affairs.

This is done in accordance with our Codes of Conduct and Professional Charter by which all our members agree to abide. The Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct enshrine the commitment PRCA members make to transparent and ethical communications.

The most recent register covering the period December to February 2015 can be found here:

Previous registers can be found below.

Membership

Consultancies, in-house teams and public affairs professionals that wish to sign up to the Register should speak to Nicholas Henry Dunn-McAfee.

Members of the PRCA can play a part in our active Public Affairs Group. The PRCA sends out a regular Public Affairs Group bulletin, informing members of our monthly events and the work done to represent our industry.

Definition

The PRCA, APPC and CIPR have worked together to produce a definition of lobbying for the Government to use for its proposed Statutory Register of Lobbyists.

You can find the Definition here.

We have also prepared an FAQ to help you understand how we reached our definition.
 

PRCA Public Affairs Group sponsor

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The PRCA Public Affairs Group is sponsored by Max Wiltshire Ltd. All enquiries should be directed to Max Wiltshire, Director.

Founded in 2014, Max Wiltshire Ltd. is a boutique search and selection consultancy dedicated to issues led communications, with special expertise in the public affairs sector.

They recruit professional communicators who manage reputations, engage parliamentarians, direct media strategies, and influence opinion formers.

Max Wiltshire Ltd. are niche sector specialists with in depth knowledge of the industry. By focusing solely on issues led communications, they are able to offer clients and candidates a more expert and consultative service, based on deep understanding of the sector. Each project is undertaken on a tailored and client centred basis. The way they work is dependent on your needs, not their own.
 
Their areas of expertise include Public Affairs and Government Relations, Stakeholder Engagement, Media Relations, Public Relations, Reputation Management, and External Affairs.

The announcement can be read here. Sponsorship encompasses the third annual Douglas Smith Prize for best young public affairs professional, the PRCA Public Affairs Group Summer Party and the PRCA Public Affairs Christmas Party.

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Fee Income
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  • This field should only be completed by the individual with responsibility for your company's PRCA membership.
  • NB - Once you check the box to the left of this field and click update this figure is fixed for the entire year.
  • Fee income is defined as fees or income arising from time spent on carrying out public relations consultancy work plus any mark up and any handling charges or profits made on disbursement or expenses.
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    1. will be used to calculate your membership subscription fee for 2009
    2. will be published on the PRCA website and in the yearbook.
  • This figure must include the fees from any subsidiary companies but not associated companies (see below).
  • If you are bound by Sarbanes-Oxley please select that accordingly, we will contact you individually about your fee income.
Holders of public office
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Subsidiary companies
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  • These companies are entitled to the same benefits as other PRCA members, they must abide by the PRCA Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct and their fee income must be included in the fee income field above.
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  • These companies are not included in your membership and as such do not benefit from PRCA member benefits. These companies are not covered by the PRCA professional charter.
Current clients
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The clients listed in this section are those which retain a consultancy on a continuing basis to deal with their public relations either in a specialised area or as a whole. One asterisk (*) against a client's name indicates that the consultancy has been retained by that client for three years; two asterisks (**) indicate that it has been retained for at least five years. Clients served on an ad-hoc basis are listed separately.

Adhoc clients
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Clients for whom you have undertaken work in the last twelve months on a project rather than a retained basis

Conflict of interest clients
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NB This will not appear as a separate list in the yearbook.