The Public Affairs in Practice Podcast

Welcome to ’Public Affairs in Practice,’ the podcast that delves into the dynamic world of public affairs, communications, and reputation management. Join us as we navigate the complexities of today’s public affairs landscape, offering expert insights, top tips, and thought-provoking interviews with seasoned practitioners. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, the podcast is your go-to resource for unleashing your creative thinking in delivering effective public affairs strategies. Join me to stay ahead of the curve and gain the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this ever-evolving field. Boost your expertise and stay in the know with ’Public Affairs in Practice’. As featured in the Times. Learn more about Stuart and his public affairs consultancy, CWE Communications, www.cwecommunications.com

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Episodes

Monday Jan 15, 2024

In an interview episode, I talk to Craig Jones MBE, Executive Director of Fighting With Pride  that supports the health and wellbeing of LGBT+Veterans, service personnel and their families.
We talk about his background in the Royal Navy; the lifting of the ‘gay ban’ in the armed forces and the challenges he, and many others, faced; his varied career when he left the Royal Navy; how Fighting With Pride started, its achievements in influencing government and the challenges that remain.
Learn more about me and my services @CWE Communications
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Monday Dec 11, 2023

In an interview episode, I talk to Paul Gerrard, Campaigns, Public Affairs & Board Secretariat Director at the Co-op Group.
We talk about his background in the civil service, the skills he learned and how he has applied them to public affairs and the fantastic campaign he has led tackling violence against shop workers. It is a case study that everyone should learn from.
Learn more about me and my services @CWE Communications
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Monday Dec 04, 2023

In an interview episode, I talk to Kirsty McHugh, CEO of Carers Trust.
We talk about her impressive career, how it all started, and the benefits of serving of a local councillor.
Learn more about me and my services @CWE Communications
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Monday Oct 30, 2023

In an interview episode, I talk to Vallath Kavitha Krishnan, a Team Leader in the Scottish Government's Justice Transformation Policy Team.
We talk about her background in public affairs and its benefits in her latest policy-focused role.
All views expressed in the podcast are Vallath's own.
Learn more about me and my services @CWE Communications
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Interview with Paul Addison, Arup

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

In an interview episode, I talk to Paul Addison, an Associate Director at Arup who leads their public affairs strategy and delivery.
We talk about his work in infrastructure, the changing face of public affairs and the increasing role of devolution.
Thanks to my editor Callums World.
 

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

In an interview episode, I talk to Philip Salter, Founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, a think tank for Britain’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.
We talk about how he established TEN, its role and the challenges of running a think tank.
I am one of TEN's advisers.

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

Engaging with political audiences can often feel like an uphill challenge for those seeking to make an impact. Even when an event seems directly relevant, politicians may not always want to take part. Why can it seem like they have left the room?
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Monday Jun 26, 2023

There can be a lot to consider when writing a public affairs strategy. It needs to think about the policy context, stakeholders, their timetables and much else. But sometimes thinking at a more granular, micro level can help focus and drive action. Always ask what needs to change to get the outcome you want.
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Sunday Jun 18, 2023

There is a common belief that public affairs requires large, well-resourced teams. However, many organisations operate with smaller budgets and teams, which presents a challenge for achieving success. How can we make them effective?
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Wednesday May 31, 2023

Small changes in any working day can have a hugely beneficial impact. But what are the small practices that you could incorporate into a working day to improve the delivery of your public affairs?
Thanks to my editor Callums World.

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