MA Creative Writing
Edinburgh Napier University (2020-2022)
MSc Organisational Behaviour
Birkbeck College, University of London
MSc Corporate Communications & Reputation Management
Manchester Business School
BA (Hons) Philosophy
University of Reading
Financial Planning Certificate
Chartered Insurance Institute (FPC)
Communication, Advertising and Marketing Foundation (AmCAM)
Graystone Communications is owned and managed by Rob Briggs, a business communications professional with nearly 30 years’ experience, primarily in complex financial and professional services organisations. Rob is passionate about people, communications and how companies can best manage their reputations.
Over the course of his career, Rob has developed and implemented internal communications and engagement strategies across multiple industry sectors and supported major change programmes for national, regional and global businesses.
As a Past Chairman of the Europe and Middle Region for the International Association of Business Communicators, Rob maintains an extensive network of business communication professionals on each continent. He has worked extensively with virtual teams around the world and has been recognised as a trusted advisor and counsel to senior management at local, regional and Group Executive level.
Rob is an experienced writer, editor and producer across most forms of media, including print, video, presentations, speeches and social media. His focus is both on consistency of message and strategic alignment to business objectives – with the aim of delivering concrete, measurable results.
He is an Associate of Belonging Space, a culture consultancy that helps organisations create a sense of belonging; a Fellow of the RSA, a charity which encourages the release of human potential; and a member of the creative writers' organisation 26.