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  • Portland has moved

    We have had seven extraordinary years in our previous Red Lion Court base – a period which has seen Portland grow from a boutique of around 35 staff in London to an international firm with almost 150 staff in four continents. As anyone who has visited us knows all too well, the downside of that growth has been an increasingly over-crowded and inadequate office.

    Portland Hires Sebastian Schwark As New York Office Lead

    NEW YORK, June 18 2015 – Further expanding Portland’s senior leadership and service offering in the U.S., Portland has appointed Sebastian Schwark as Director and head of its New York office. Schwark brings more than fifteen years of experience in strategic communications. He joins Portland from Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

    Carter review: NHS can free up the money needed to invest

    NHS Procurement Champion and Labour Peer Lord Carter of Coles has published an interim report setting out findings from his review of NHS procurement and standards. Announced in 2014, the review’s goal is to help the NHS identify £22bn of efficiency savings required in the next five years. Carter’s team analysed cost data across four broad categories of expenditure.

    Who won the digital election?

    I blame Barack Obama I really do. Ever since he won the Presidential election in 2008, politicians and the media in the UK have been transfixed by the idea that social media can be decisive in elections. Every campaign is now judged against his. We need to move on. Obama won in 2008 because he […]

    Portland hires Louise Mason to head Financial Communications

    Financial communications specialist Louise Mason has joined Portland as a Partner. Building on Portland’s existing work in the field, Louise will bring substantial experience of financial communications advice on M&A transactions including IPOs, secondary capital raisings, takeovers and privatisations as well as financial calendar and business strategy communications. Louise commented on her appointment: “I feel […]

    Race to Replace Boris

    Following a slow start to the Conservative mayoral candidate contest, the last 48 hours have seen ‘celebrity’ contenders Sol Campbell and Zac Goldsmith throw their hats into the ring. Their entry brings glamour to a Tory race in which, up until now, the only entrants were largely unknown to the public. Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh, […]

    All eyes on Tower Hamlets

    Residents of Tower Hamlets go to the polls this Thursday, with Labour’s John Biggs widely expected to replace the disgraced Lutfur Rahman as mayor. But could there be a shock in store? Ground campaigning in the last week has given rise to increasing Labour concerns that the election might not be the shoe-in they had […]

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