MRM Public Affairs has been admitted to the industry regulatory body, the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC). This represents another milestone for the division, which launched in August 2014.
The APPC is a self-regulatory body for the public affairs profession and is taking a leading role in the establishment of the new regulatory regime for public affairs consultants. Membership confirms that MRM Public Affairs is committed to the highest industry standards and complies with the APPC code of conduct.
MRM has built a reputation for being passionate about financial services. When the division was launched, we announced our ambition of setting a new benchmark for public affairs consultancy and challenging the established players. MRM’s membership of the APPC confirms that we are, and intend to remain, at the leading edge of industry best practice.
Association of Professional Political Consultants
The APPC is the self-regulatory body for UK public affairs practitioners. As well as its traditional membership base of consultancies, APPC membership is now available to trade associations, in-house PA teams and individuals.
The APPC has three main roles:
- To ensure transparency and openness by maintaining a register of political practitioners
- To enforce high standards by requiring members to adhere to a code of conduct
- To promote understanding of the public affairs sector, and the contribution made by political practitioners to a properly functioning democracy
Organisations using political consultants come from the voluntary, campaigning and public sectors, as well as from private industry. By employing consultancies which are members of the APPC they can be sure that their consultants operate within a strict ethical framework.