LONDON—Huntsworth-owned Grayling has launched Grayling Engage, a specialist public engagement and consultation unit that combines consultation expertise with communications. Grayling Engage, will target public and private sector clients that want comprehensive solutions for communicating, engaging and consulting with stakeholders and the public.

Hannah Wynne has been appointed as engagement and consultation director and will lead the new practice, reporting to James Ford, managing director of Grayling’s public sector, health and skills team.

According to Wynne, “With councils transforming services, the NHS reconfiguring to improve clinical outcomes and the private sector continuing to invest in major infrastructure and housing programmes, effective public consultation is becoming ever more important especially as ‘no’ campaigns become more sophisticated.”

Grayling has extensive experience in the arena, having led communications for high profile consultations for the NHS, Network Rail, and Land Securities.