Grayling was named Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year at the SABRE Awards EMEA 2019 gala event in London. The international network, with 31 offices across 22 European countries, was honoured for the growth of its Public Affairs operation across Europe and its success in delivering multi-country work for a range of major international clients.
The awards jury, which was spearheaded by Paul Holmes from the Holmes Report, said: “Grayling is one of the few firms that can bring together dedicated Public Affairs specialists from every EU country to share their perspective, and it has been able to establish itself as a thought leader on Brexit-related issues, addressing the risk to companies’ supply chains and providing testimony to key select committees in the UK”.
Public Affairs is only one pillar of Grayling’s business (the agency also provides corporate and consumer communications), but it was the strongest performing pillar in 2018, up by 15%. The growth was driven by a string of new business wins, from clients including Molson Coors, BetStars, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Danone, the Environmental Defence Fund and Herbalife Nutrition – amongst many others.