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Rupert Lewis is a Practice Director in the Corporate & Public Affairs Practice at Ketchum Pleon in London. He specialises in public affairs and reputation management and has worked with clients in most sectors including financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, telecoms and gaming. When he’s not talking politics, he’s supporting Fulham FC or winning (mainly!) money on racetracks. Follow him @rupertlewis

A reforming budget to reshape Britain’s future

by Rupert Lewis | July 9, 2015

On Wednesday, Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne delivered his first budget of the new parliament and the first all-Conservative budget for 19 years. Freed from coalition and compromise with their former Liberal Democrat colleagues, there was expectant anticipation among political, media and business audiences that this would be the defining budget for the next five years. […]

Britain’s re-elected ‘CEO’

by Rupert Lewis | June 3, 2015

As three of Britain’s political party leaders fell on their swords spectacularly after the General Election, a sense of uncertainty descended upon David Cameron, his party and the British people. The ‘known’ outcome of the election was obvious for all to see. Labour failed to secure victory. The Liberal Democrats were in meltdown. The Scottish […]

Keep calm and carry on

by Rupert Lewis | May 13, 2015

This has been the overriding sentiment conveyed by Conservative central command since last Friday. Media stories in the last two days have claimed that the Tories suspected, a full week before the election, that the final polling numbers would work to their benefit and deliver a victory, but nobody seriously took that for granted. This […]

Ketchum Corporate, Public Affairs & Technology: A Year in Review

by Rupert Lewis | December 17, 2014

It’s been a year of highlights, low points and upheavals across the political and business landscape in the UK and around the globe. As the Ketchum team peers into our Christmas crystal ball we look back at some of key issues which piqued our interest over the last twelve months, and what we have to […]

All Roads Lead to May 2015, But Has the Picture Got Any Clearer?

by Rupert Lewis | October 8, 2014

Yesterday, as the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg brought the curtain down on the end of this year’s annual political party conference season, all of us still looking for pointers as to the likely winner (or winning combination) of next May’s General Election, were left scratching our heads and trying to make sense of the […]

Deciphering Davos and London’s Reaction

by Rupert Lewis | January 31, 2014

This year’s Davos gathering was somewhat controversial. Depending on who you ask, it was either a rare opportunity for business and political elites to discuss the world’s most pressing problems, or a luxury break for movers and shakers to talk inequality in “champagne bars and cigar lounges”, to quote Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. […]