Former senior SNP aide Paul Robertson to strengthen public affairs practice.

The Big Partnership have appointed Paul Robertson in a new position of Head of Public Affairs to strengthen the agency’s public affairs practice. Paul joins BIG from top-ten London consultancy Portland, where he spent four years advising major corporate clients on public affairs and strategic communications.

At BIG, Paul will work across the agency’s offices to strengthen its public affairs advice and support to clients, and to grow BIG’s public affairs offer to new clients.

Prior to working at Portland, Paul was the Scottish National Party’s Head of Research & Policy in Westminster and played a key role in building the party’s operations in London. He was responsible for developing policy and political strategy on reserved issues, and was a senior aide to successive SNP leaders in Westminster.

Commenting on the appointment, BIG’s Chief Executive Allan Barr said: “Paul’s appointment is a significant investment in the future of our business. He is an accomplished and highly respected public affairs practitioner who is well-placed to lead the development of a growing part of BIG’s business and our offer to clients.”

“As we emerge from the pandemic and attention turns to economic recovery, Paul’s extensive knowledge and insight into Scotland’s political and regulatory landscape will be an invaluable support for our clients looking to build connections and partnership with Government.”

Paul added: “BIG is an exciting agency that is trusted by clients with some of the most high-profile challenges in the media and policy landscape in Scotland today. I’m thrilled to be able to add my skills and experience to the impressive range of services and expertise that BIG offers to current and prospective clients.”

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