Tory lobbyists get rich with HSBC

As David Cameron measures up the Downing Street curtains, the secretive lobbying firm Quiller Consultants is snapping up some unusually large public affairs accounts.

A few weeks ago it won the 02 account from Bell Pottinger. Now, the agency has also pulled in HSBC’s lucrative UK public affairs business.

Of course, Quiller has some tasty Tory credentials. Co-founder Jonathan Hill previously headed the Downing Street policy unit under John Major, while senior consultant George Bridges is a recent CCO staffer and a good pal of George Osborne.

A mere coincedence? Or the latest evidence that good Tories are worth their weight in gold in today’s lobbying industry? You decide…

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