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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 53141413510-95
Registration date: 27/04/10 10:23:14

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/04/14 11:07:51
The date of the last annual update was 04/04/14 19:00:55

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Grayling
Legal status: SA
Website address:


Section: I - Professional consultancies/law firms/self-employed consultants
and more precisely: Professional consultancies

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Russell Patten
Position: CEO Brussels

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Robert Francis
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 46 Avenue des Arts 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 02 732 70 40
Fax number: (+32) 02 732 7 176
Other contact information: Email:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Grayling Brussels is a fully integrated communications consultancy specialising in Public Relations, Public Affairs, Investor Relations and Events.

We offer ideas and solutions tailored to our client needs and ensure that they fully benefit from our expertise, network and contacts. Our multinational office (we work in English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and even Japanese) employs a team of multilingual specialists with a variety of backgrounds, guaranteeing a broad range of consultancy expertise and industry experience.

Public Affairs Services - Grayling offers the full range of services, from monitoring and political intelligence to advocacy and lobbying.

Public Relation Services - Media relations and media training, social media strategy, corporate and financial communications, marketing communication, crisis communication, investor relations, capital market transactions, interim communications management and events.
Level of interests represented:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 21
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Robert Francis 28/06/14 26/06/15
Eleanor Flanagan 07/11/13 05/11/14
julie mandrille 08/10/14 03/10/15
Silvia Romano 08/04/14 04/04/15
Yuki Hirajo 19/12/13 16/12/14
Carole Pouliquen 13/12/13 11/12/14
Kyra Obolensky 24/10/13 22/10/14
Victoria Breck 01/10/14 29/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

For most of the clients listed below, Grayling Brussels provides EU public affairs services which range from simple monitoring and political intelligence to strategic advice and the support of advocacy campaigns helping our clients defending their interests in a wide range of policy sectors (transport, energy, environment, trade, health, consumers, agriculture, etc).

Other clients were assisted by Grayling to elaborate their European communications strategy and increase their visibility with the EU-Brussels media.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Grayling is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and the European Public Affairs Consultancies Association (EPACA).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Share of turnover related to representing interests to EU institutions on behalf of clients:
1750000  € - 2000000  €

Clients with turnover below 50000 €.
  • Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE)
  • Eurolines
  • Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA)
  • BSkyB
  • Sub-Zero
  • The Heating Association
  • Amca
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
  • Velux
  • The Wireless Infrastructure Association
  • DSM
  • Abbott
  • International Association of Zoos and Aquaria
  • British Frozen Food Federation/Les Entreprises des Glaces et Surgelés
  • Hilton
  • SNE

Clients generating a turnover of 50000 € - 100000 €.
  • Biogen Idec
  • European Aluminium Association (EAA)
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Transfrigoroute International
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Quick
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH
  • SCA Hygiene Products SA

Clients generating a turnover of 100000 € - 150000 €.
  • Heinz
  • Nissan
  • European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA)

Clients generating a turnover of 200000 € - 250000 €.
  • European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)
  • Abbvie

Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Grayling has taken a wide, inclusive view of what interest representation and lobbying includes (covering active representation of interests but also monitoring as well as events and press relations linked with the EU political agenda).

We have however excluded from our list of clients those for whom we provided Belgian public relation services or media relations in other countries.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.