GPC Market Access
GPC Market Access Group Ltd was a Brussels-based PR and government lobbying firm and the centre of the cash-for-access LobbyGate scandal. Its employee, Derek Draper, hit the headlines in 1998 for allegedly offering companies access to high-level cabinet ministers.
At the time, GPC was owned by Countrywide Porter Novelli (part of the Omnicom Group). GPC's parent company, GPC International, merged with Omnicom's Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in 2001, and now operates as the Fleishman-Hillard public affairs brand outside the United States.
- GMWatch, Michael (Mike) T. Craven, profile, accessed January 2004
- "Fresh questions in lobbyist row ", BBC, July 11, 1998.
- HM Government, Answers to Questions, Hansard, 13 July 1998.
- Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, GPC International joins Fleishman-Hillard family of companies (news release), January 23, 2001