Grayling has 900 staff in 70 offices in 40 countries across the US, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. In this period it became the first international network firm to have an incorporated and full-time presence in Belarus. It also strengthened its Stateside offering with the acquisition of Dutko’s ten offices.
The Brussels office appointed a new MD, Katarina De Meulder, and launched Grayling public policy communications.
The network also launched a live communications business, ‘Grayling Live’. Internally sector heads now cover energy, environment and industry, financial & professional services, technology, media & telecoms, consumer brands, and government & public sector.
It won the Consumer PR category at the 2010 SABRE awards for work with Skype in Poland, Russia and Turkey. It also topped PR Week UK’s not-for-profit category for work with the Parkinson’s Disease Society.
Grayling’s largest new client win in this period was APCOR, the Portuguese Cork Association. Its next largest was the PR and PA brief for NABUCCO, the major new gas pipeline between Asia and Europe.