Grayling unites UK and European businesses under new leadership

Grayling has today announced that Sarah Scholefield and Richard Jukes have been appointed Chief Executive and Chairman respectively of both the UK and European businesses.  

This move will help deliver greater integration across 17 markets stretching from the UK to Russia and will encourage further collaboration, not just between offices, but also between practices and services, in line with client needs and expectation.

Paul Taaffe, Chief Executive of Huntsworth, said ‘Sarah and Richard have a proven track record in the UK of driving growth and change to meet the ever evolving needs of clients and I am delighted that they will bring this experience to all of our Grayling European offices.’

Sarah Scholefield said ‘Bringing continental Europe and the UK under one structure and united leadership reinforces our determination to share best practice and insights from across the region to the benefit of our clients and our staff. We already work closely with our European colleagues on a number of clients and in multiple markets and I look forward to continuing that close collaboration and building on our shared culture and aspirations to develop this further.’

Richard Jukes said ‘We have a very robust portfolio of services across both the UK and Europe but at a time of significant political change and realignment, clients increasingly want access to a comprehensive public and corporate affairs network, operating on the ground in the markets where they too operate. By further boosting Europe’s strongest public affairs network we will create a significant opportunity to extend our services further, becoming an integrated issues, corporate advisory and brand reputation partner for clients.’