Grayling expands its award winning sustainability practice Future Planet as Grappa & Greenpoint team joins
Grayling is expanding its award winning sustainability practice, Future Planet, with the appointment of Michael Saxton, founder and CEO of the PR and marketing communications agencies Grappa and Greenpoint. Michael brings with him Senior Consultant Rafal Kwiatkowski and a portfolio of clients in the clean-tech, retail and leisure sectors, including Xeros, Urban Land Institute and Savills.
Michael Saxton will join Grayling as a managing director on the agency’s UK & Ireland executive board as part of Future Planet with a specific remit to work with Grayling’s specialist Energy & Industry team to build its clean-tech portfolio.
Alison Clarke, CEO UK & Ireland, Grayling said: “Grayling Future Planet has a strong track record in advising global FMCG companies and the automotive sector on sustainability strategy. The expansion of the team through Grappa and Greenpoint means we have an immediate footprint in clean-tech, a fast-growing area of sustainability.”
Michael Saxton said: “Joining Grayling significantly adds value to all clients of Grappa and Greenpoint providing increased resources, capabilities, consultancy and access to industry-leading insights with Grayling PULSE.”
Grayling Future Planet has been recognised as a leader in the sustainability field, winning more than 20 national and international awards over the past five years, including Business Green Leaders Green PR Company of the Year 2012. Future Planet acts as the official communications partner of 2degrees, the global online community for sustainable business and currently chair the PRCA CSR and Sustainability working group.
For further information, please contact Mary Whenman, Managing Director, Corporate & Financial Mary.Whenman@grayling.com 020 7932 1888/07834 335677.