The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), Government Knowledge (GovKnow) and Zetter`s Political Services (ZPS) have once again joined forces to host The Public Affairs Awards. Between us, we cover the whole industry across the entire United Kingdom. We also believe that we have the pedigree and the passion for showcasing all that is best in this vital and vibrant industry.
We are convinced that lobbying is not just legitimate but also laudable. We also believe that the public affairs industry – ethically and efficiently run – is a force for good in any established liberal democracy. Lobbyists ensure that every side of every argument is examined and tested. The lobbying industry also goes some way towards redressing the balance between the government – with the full resources of the civil service at their disposal – and the opposition parties.
Last year was a crucial year in UK politics with the shock Brexit vote and the snap General Election in June which left Conservatives without a majority in Parliament. The upcoming Brexit negotiations will make this another stimulating and attention-grabbing year for UK politics.
We have restricted this year’s awards to 22 categories. There should be a category for every field of lobbying, and we have made entering both simple and affordable. Only the EU is missing, as we are hosting the annual EuroPAwards in Brussels.
So please, if you are proud of the work that you do, and you would like to showcase at least one aspect of it, enter The Public Affairs Awards 2017!