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Havas PR on-board for £1bn Airport City Manchester development

Havas PR has been appointed by Airport City Manchester as its retained UK PR agency.

The Manchester office of Havas is tasked with delivering a bespoke public relations programme to support the landmark £1billion development project, which is located adjacent to Manchester Airport.

The development is set to comprise of a total of five million square feet of offices, hotels, advanced manufacturing, logistics facilities, and ancillary retail space.

And earlier this week, The Hut Group (THG), one of the world’s largest online beauty and wellbeing businesses, signed a deal to build a new landmark business campus at Airport City.

Havas will work in partnership with the Airport City Joint Venture partners and report into Airport City Manchester’s Head of Strategic & Commercial Marketing, John McHugh.

John McHugh, said: “The team at Havas PR has strong knowledge of this project from a local perspective, backed-up with the national and international credentials required for a project of this scale.

“They bring a mix of industry knowledge and creative ideas, with a proven track record of delivering award-winning campaigns, so we are looking forward to working with them.”

Nigel Hughes, Managing Director at Havas PR UK, said: “Airport City Manchester is one of the most exciting development projects underway in the UK today, so we are very excited to be working on this project at such an important time.

“As we’ve seen with the announcement earlier this week, the project is set to seriously step up a gear in the coming months – so there is an important story for us to bring to life on a local and regional level, as well as nationally and internationally.”

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