Located in Brussels with associates in Europe's major capitals, Griffiths & Company provides consultancy, communications training, creative writing services and online support to European, corporate and institutional research


Nigel Griffiths is a communications consultant and writer specialised in pan-European communications. An economist and journalist by background, he is fluent in a number of European languages. He spent fifteen years in public relations and EU consultancy before setting up his own public affairs and media relations organisation.

His specialities include international corporate communications, technology and finance,  multi-country media campaigns, media training, Internet web site management and creative writing.





diannaDianna Rienstra  is a writer and public affairs and communications specialist with a background in daily journalism followed by five years in the public sector and three years in government as a senior communications director. Shespecialises in socio-economic issues, energy, IT, finance, philanthropy, international development, trade union issues, humanitarian affairs and trade issues, as well as European public affairs, corporate social responsibility, enterprise, transportation, and R&D. 

With a wealth of writing and editing experience, her work also includes moderating conferences, seminars, and panel discussions as well as teaching workshops on media relations and crisis communications.  She has prepared background reports and proceedings for more than 65 conferences held in cooperation with organisations such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum.


Hugh Barton-Smith spent seventeen years in Paris in corporate communications and direct marketing before joining the European Commission in 2004 where he articulated key messages on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry. hugh.jpeg

After 5 years working with DG officials and the Vice-President Verheugen's spokesmen on preparing a wide range of communication from press releases to exhibition stands, he spent eighteen months as a Research Analyst in the European Parliament Library. With his extensive agency background, Hugh is proficient at determining how a message can be repurposed across a wide variety of channels from social media to audio-visual production.


David Watkiss is a writer, editor, moderator, trainer and communications consultant. He is aHarvard Law School trained lawyer who practiced law in the United States for 30 years where he represented a number of media clients, including authors, reporters, broadcasters and publishers.  

watkissSince moving to Brussels his clients have included the European Commission, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, Friends of Europe, the EUREKA Initiative and the King Baudouin Foundation.






Angelo Sarno heads up the creative team handling publications and websites. A talented graphic artist and musician he brings creativity and a wealth of experience to communications and presentational issues.

angel 2 2As a trained sound engineer, he brings a new dimension to multi-media productions and fresh input to many aspects of production and planning.











Anthem for Europe?

Is it time for a new Anthem for Europe? Something more fitting for 2016 than 1957?…

Bringing communities together

  Written by Griffiths and Company, the latest edition of the PANORAMA magazine of regional polic…

Brussels Press Club launched

  Brussels finally has a Press Club for international correspondents, just like New York, Londo…

CSR policy for the EU?

  The EU is developing a new policy on Corporate Social Responsibility.…

Eco Innovation and SMEs

Investment in SMEs working in the area of environmentally innovative technologies is producing above…

EU update

SMEs and innovation

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Nigel Griffiths moderating the EU Presidency's conference on SMEs and Innovation.

Anthem for Europe?

spiritsofeuropeIs it time for a new Anthem for Europe? Something more fitting for 2016 than 1957?

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EU invests for growth through the regions

cover mag48 enThe EU's regional policy now accounts for one third of the EU budget - EUR 350 billion - and has been re-focused as a major investment tool to revitalise the economies of Europe's regions and get them creating jobs and growing new businesses. 

Rebuilding Northern Ireland

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Written by Griffiths and Company, the latest edition of the PANORAMA magazine of regional policy department of the Commission has a fascinating story how EU funds have been wisely and effectively used to rebuild the shattered communities of Northern Ireland. Jacques Delors, bless his socks, was the first to offer aid back in 1974 when the ceasefire was announced. A gold star for him...

EU conference in Kazakhstan


astana2Griffiths & Company organised an international conference in the Kazakhstan capital Astana for the EU Delegation.

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