London Luton Airport (LLA) has appointed BBC correspondent Neil Bradford as stakeholder comms manager, as the airport embarks on a £110 million redevelopment.
Bradford has been briefed to handle comms activity around the airport’s redevelopment, working with LLA’s commercial partners and supply chain, as well as passenger groups and political and community leaders, throughout the work to ensure all stakeholders are informed about delivery plans.
He joins LLA following a career in broadcast journalism spanning almost 20 years, having spent the past three years as a senior reporter at BBC Look East. He has also previously worked as a reporter and presenter for ITV Anglia.
Oliver Jaycock, head of marketing and strategic affairs at LLA, said: “Neil’s appointment is a great coup for LLA. As our redevelopment project progresses it is vital to make sure all the parties involved are well-informed about our plans. Neil’s proven ability as a communicator and knowledge of the local area makes him the perfect person for this role.”
Bradford added: “I’m excited to join LLA at such an important time in its transformation. This year will be a pivotal one for the airport, and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”
LLA carried 10.5 million passengers in 2014, which increased by 16.9% to 12.3 million in 2015. Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Atlasglobal, Blue Air, TAROM, SunExpress, Iberia (Air Nostrum), La Compagnie, VLM, Vueling, Transavia and Adria Airways operate from the airport, departing to over 110 destinations including services to Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.