Havas PR appointed by Airport City Manchester as 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.

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

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.”

Havas PR is part of the Havas Manchester Village, the global marketing and communications group’s North of England offering that brings together services including creative, media, PR, data and technology, under one roof.

Nigel Hughes, 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.”

Havas PR has offices in Manchester, Edinburgh and London and is part of the Havas Group, a global network of integrated marketing communications agencies, made up of 20,000 employees in 316 offices in over 100 countries. For more information visit

To contact the Airport City team at Havas PR:
T: 0161 234 9711


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