About FBRH Consultants
FBRH Consultants Ltd was founded in 2001 and specializes in sustainability training, sustainability consulting and strategic communication services, with major customers in Cyprus, Greece and the UK.
Since 2008 FBRH has project managed the preparation and communication of over 30 CSR reports for major corporations based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Framework.
Client Commitment - letter by Simon Pitsillides
Our clients expect and deserve the best.
As a staunch supporter of businesses and after my many years of experience supporting blue chip clients through FBRH, I firmly believe that sustainability/CSR reporting in accordance with the GRI framework is a crucial element for companies to succeed in the long term. Crucial not only in the effort to protect our fragile environment and battle climate change but also for companies in identifying and taking action on their most important impacts on stakeholders that can hold them back from reaching their objectives. Sustainability reporting is an important tool that helps companies maintain and increase their value.
Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
As of 2015 FBRH Consultants is the only Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative in Cyprus and the only company in Cyprus that can offer G4 sustainability seminars certified by GRI. FBRH is also a GRI Certified Training Partner for the UK, where there are only two GRI Certified Training Partners.
With Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becoming mandatory for large companies the FBRH GRI Certified Course is a first step for companies that need to report.
The FBRH 2-day GRI Certified Training course helps participants understand the sustainability context and coordinate the reporting process. It has been designed on the basis of a globally accepted methodology and adapted to the needs of companies locally. The FBRH GRI Certified Training course spans 2 days (16 training hours) and covers various aspects of sustainability reporting, including: leading practices, interactive case studies and discussions and latest trends, along with insights on the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainability reporting.
In an increasingly volatile global business environment, FBRH Consultants stands out due to the unique combination of services it offers, based on many years of experience and expertise in:
- Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility
- Cutting edge technology
FBRH Consultants thus forms a solid basis for the correct communications strategy that adds value to its clients’ activities, a basis that remains intact since the company’s founding in 2001.
The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. For this reason, we invest tremendous resources in identifying exceptional people, developing their skills, and creating an environment that fosters their growth as leaders. FBRH employs professionals across a number of countries. Client needs are assessed and internal and external experts in different fields are formed in a team to provide the best possible results in every way.
The FBRH team has many years of hands-on experience in Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing, Advertising, Communication, good design and cutting edge technology. We are all highly motivated professionals with diverse backgrounds who thrive on new challenges. A very important part of our workflow is our cycle of continuous improvement. The FBRH team delivers solutions that are creative, practical, highly communicative and always on time. See FBRH clients's comments.
Simon Pitsillides: Managing Director
Simon’s breadth of knowledge and experience span both traditional marketing and advertising with old media as well as new media tools and solutions. He has previously worked with Procter & Gamble in relation to their advertising campaigns and has more recently advised on an innovative, interactive and data-based lead generation platform for Deloitte which was the result of Simon’s combined knowledge in digital marketing, user experience design, advertising, design and technology.
Since 2008, Simon has project managed the preparation and communication of over 30 CSR reports for major corporations based on the Global Reporting Initiative Framework. CSR has assumed increasing strategic importance for companies keen to build and maintain stakeholder trust and is gradually becoming a mandatory requirement for all companies globally. Large companies and organizations within the EU are required to issue CSR reports.
Simon has successfully managed the certification of FBRH as a Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative. He is a GRI nominated trainer and has achieved the GRI G4 exam certificate which demonstrates his knowledge of how to use the GRI's G4 Guidelines as well as the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process. In 2017 Simon managed and successfully completed the Certification process of the new FBRH GRI Standards Course.
He has successfully managed accounts for blue chip clients such as the Central Bank of Cyprus, Energean Oil & Gas, Deloitte, ENPI (European Commission communication office), several EU projects, The National Bank of Greece (Cyprus), C.A. Papaellinas, Procter & Gamble, Tetra Pak, UKCEC, the University of Cyprus and Viohalco S.A. companies (Hellenic Cables, Corinth Pipeworks, Elval, Halcor and Sidenor).
He has an MBA in Marketing from the Oxford Brookes University (2001), is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.
Peter Droussiotis: Senior Advisor
Peter Droussiotis acts as a Senior Advisor to FBRH in relation to the company’s strategic development in the United Kingdom with a particular focus on the City of London and the financial services sector. Additionally, Peter contributes to client assignments and handles corporate development and M & A projects for FBRH clients and prospects, through his own corporate finance practice, PGD Strategy.
Prior to founding PGD Strategy in 1999, Peter served as a Corporate Finance Director with Price Waterhouse, now PwC, specialising in the financial services and insurance sectors. His previous experience includes positions as Group Corporate Development Director at the Minet Group, now part of Aon, a global insurance and risk advisory organisation, as a senior corporate lawyer to the Minet Group, as a senior corporate finance executive with Credit Suisse’s stockbroking arm in London and as a barrister at Lloyd’s of London.
Peter has managed an investment budget in excess of £250m and has completed numerous domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving hundreds of millions of pounds of capital expenditure.
He is also Chairman of the UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council which he helped found in December 2013 and previously served in an elected voluntary capacity as President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, representing the largest Cypriot diaspora, for 8 years.
Peter graduated with an LL.B (Law & Politics) Honours degree at Birmingham University in 1983 and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1984.
Melina Pitsillides: Senior Research Advisor
Melina uses her expertise in research to make meaningful stakeholder engagement for clients who undertake Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reporting with the use of the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G4 framework. Melina provides highly specialized advice on how to communicate with key stakeholders, which are affected by client’s activities, products, and services. Communication is tailored specifically to identify stakeholder expectations and interests in clients operations. This information forms a solid foundation so clients can take action with the use of the GRI reporting framework and minimize possible negative impacts on their stakeholders whilst enhancing their positive impacts. Such a structured and methodological approach to CSR Reporting is helping clients to achieve Economic, Social, and Environmental success.
Melina's portfolio of blue chip clients has included: BMW, Clorox, Coty Group, Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Wax, P&G, Pepsico, Smithkline Beecham and Unilever.
Melina holds a B.A Honours in Social Sciences/Psychology from the University of Westminster.
Apostolos Apostolou: Financial Control
Apostolos with over 20 years experience in Finance is responsible for Financial Control. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. He is also a member of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).