The British international environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd has announced the opening of a new office in Athens, Greece.
And, one of the company’s directors, Joe Papineschi, is moving to Brussels, Belgium to lead its European operations.
The developments come as the United Kingdom prepares for Brexit when it leaves the European Union at the end of March 2019.
In a statement, Eunomia said that “The move to Brussels of one of Eunomia’s longest-serving directors is aimed at supporting the growing demand for the consultancy’s public and private sector work at a European level.
” Eunomia has also registered a new company domiciled in Greece ahead of the UK’s expected departure from the EU. This strategic business decision was made to ensure smooth continuation of services to the consultancy’s existing European client base. The new southern European office will be led by Hara Xirou who has spent the last decade developing Eunomia’s presence in Brussels.2
Chairman and Founder of Eunomia Dominic Hogg said: “Many countries and businesses are looking at how they can address environmental targets and aspirations in a forward-thinking way: whether it’s working towards the recycling targets in the European Commission’s Circular Economy package or putting in place measures to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, Eunomia is a natural partner for those seeking to make positive changes.
“It makes sense for us to develop our growing European offices. Many of our projects seek to address global issues such as marine plastics and air quality, types of pollution which don’t respect borders, so there will be lots of opportunities for collaborative partnership working.”
Eunomia’s new lead in Brussels, Company Director Joe Papineschi said: “This is an exciting time of growth for Eunomia, and I am looking forward to leading our already well-established Brussels office and supporting in the delivery of the projects we currently have underway.
“Cementing our presence in Brussels is a key strategic goal for us. We are seeking to maintain and enhance our growing reputation for quality delivery with organisations within the EU. We also want to develop further our work with major businesses who want to partner with a company that marries a progressive environmental viewpoint with a commercial outlook.”
Hara Xirou, who is based in Athens said: “It’s an exciting time for those in the waste and resources industry in Europe and I look forward to supporting Greece and the southern European region in tackling these. Our expertise on issues such as marine plastics – an environmental issue which it’s becoming ever more urgent to tackle – has obvious relevance across the region.”
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