Interel Wins 3 European Public Affairs Awards

Interel picked up an impressive 3 awards including Consultancy of the Year, Best In-House Agency Collaboration and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Catherine Stewart (former Chairman of Interel’s EU practice and now a Senior Advisor) at this year’s European Public Affairs Awards.

European Public Affairs Awards.
Commenting on the result, Managing Partner of the EU Practice, Grégoire Poisson, said: “Tonight’s awards are a reflection of our ability to think strategically and creatively for clients, which helps us to deliver excellence time after time. Our Count on Us strapline encapsulates why we have some of the world’s leading blue-chip companies and international professional societies as clients”.

Fredrik Lofthagen, Interel Group CEO, added: “Tonight’s accolades show the market that when they think public affairs they need to think about Interel. We are the global public affairs firm and that focus helps us to excel at what we’re good at”.

Commenting on her Outstanding Achievement Award, Catherine Stewart said: “This is also an award for the professionalisation of our industry. As a founding member of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) this has always been an issue close to my heart. I’m grateful to some of the outstanding clients and colleagues that I’ve worked with over the years and of course to my long-suffering family. I intend to add many more achievements to the list in the years to come as part of the Interel team”.

For further information please contact Kieran O’Keeffe or 0032 (0)476 900 255.


Notes to editors

Interel is the global public affairs and government relations specialists. We help our clients to manage political risk and capitalise on political opportunity by engaging proactively with all the stakeholders who can have an impact on their success and sustainability. Our experts in more than 60 markets deliver political risk and opportunity analysis, and strategic engagement solutions which deliver measurable results. Interel’s EU Practice has been a market leader in Brussels for more than 30 years and counts, amongst others, the Coca-Cola Company, Asahi, the Alibaba Group, Expedia, Merck, EcoLab, Intel and Sony as clients.

Details of the European Public Affairs Awards can be found here:

The winning entries for this year’s awards were as follows:

Consultancy of the Year: The EU Practice has secured 1.5 million euros in new revenue during the course of this year. New client wins included several highly innovative companies such as Chargepoint, Eaton, Frontiers and TE Connectivity.

Best In-House Agency Collaboration: Interel seconded Isabel de Castro to Coca-Cola’s in-house public policy team for nine months, resulting in closer and more efficient cooperation between the in-house and agency teams.

Outstanding Achievement Award: Catherine Stewart was the unanimous choice of the Senior Judges reflecting her substantial contribution to the profession.


Kieran O’Keeffe

Deputy Managing Partner, EU

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