Alistair%20Campbell.jpgPolitical spin supremo Alistair Campbell last night urged the hospitality industry to speak with a single voice when lobbying government.
Speaking at the Arena Lecture at London’s Intercontinental Hotel, the former director of communications and strategy to Tony Blair admitted he had been surprised to discover the size and scale of the industry while researching his speech. Given the range of social and economic issues facing hospitality operators, he said, hospitality has an opportunity to make an impact on government.
“You’ve got a right to make your voice heard”, he added.
Campbell told guests that effective political lobbying depends upon understanding government’s bigger picture and presenting clearly on the “big points where you’ve got to be heard”.
The event saw 3663′s Andy Kemp step down as Chairman of Arena. He is succeeded by Mat Baker of P&G Professional.