Delivering Impactful Communications for the Aviation Sector
BECG Group has significant experience across the aviation sector, having delivered communication campaigns for a range of airports, aviation groups and travel organisations across the country. We have an in-depth understanding of the challenges the industry faces.
Some of our airport and aviation clients include AGS Group, Amex Global Business Travel, Arora Group at Heathrow West, London Southend, London Biggin Hill Airport, Luton Rising, Birmingham Airport, Southampton Airport and NATS.
From delivering robust stakeholder engagement and community consultation programmes to successfully managing the engagement and consultation requirements of the CAA’s Airspace Change Proposal process, BECG Group’s engagement experts have the experience to work alongside our client’s technical consultants to support planning and communication goals while protecting their reputation.
We also support the aviation sector with public affairs and corporate communications, delivered through our colleagues’ unrivalled experience of dealing with politicians, civil servants, and regulators, in addition to our highly skilled creative, digital, media, and marketing specialist teams, whenever they are required across projects.
BECG Group Insight: Views of MPs on common aviation issues
In partnership with YouGov and concluded in March 2023, we surveyed MPs’ perceptions of the aviation sector, seeking to understand the most common aviation issues raised by their constituents.
Our survey found that noise pollution is the most frequently raised aviation issue raised by MPs of all parties, with a quarter naming the issue. This was followed by parking charges, the Net Zero agenda and queuing / customer service, each named by around one-fifth of all MPs as other hot topics raised (22%, 22% and 21% respectively).
Significantly, our survey identified a partisan differential in the aviation issues named by MPs. More Labour MPs (38%) named queuing / customer service as an issue raised, compared to just 12% of Conservatives.
The full results are set out below.
Support we have provided the Aviation Sector:
OUR INFRASTRUCTURE and energy EXPERIENCE
Our Senior Aviation team
Jamie is one of the UK’s leading specialists in infrastructure and energy sector communications. He has 25 years’ experience of delivering strategic and operational communications programmes and currently advises on some of the UK’s largest projects from offshore wind farms to high-speed rail, interconnectors to gas pipelines. Jamie has worked with various clients in the aviation sector, including Biggin Hill Airport, West Wales Airport, Arora Group and in supporting BECG’s work with AGS.
Laura has significant consultation and public affairs experience, in particular providing communication support and strategic counsel to a number of different aviation clients. Laura successfully led the campaign to secure planning approval for Southampton Airport’s controversial runway extension application at a local level. She also leads BECG’s ACP activity with Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airport’s working closely with other industry experts to navigate the CAP1616 guidance.
With over a decade’s experience, Tom has advised some of the UK’s leading businesses, trade associations and charities, helping them to achieve real cut-through with Government and regulators. He has extensive experience in working in both the transport, infrastructure and net-zero sectors. He has previously worked with organisations such as the Civil Aviation Authority, Regional & City Airports, and Airlander. Prior to entering consultancy, Tom worked in both Westminster and Brussels, providing policy advice to Conservative MPs and MEPs, including the ECR Group’s Transport Spokesperson in the European Parliament.
A Conservative Party parliamentary candidate at the last election, Tom has an extensive network within Westminster and the regions. Outside of work, he is a trustee and Non-Executive Chairman of a rural charity. He currently serves as a local councillor in the Cotswolds.
Tristan has joined BECG after serving as a cabinet member at Birmingham City Council, Europe’s largest local authority.
Tristan brings a wealth of experience of midlands politics having worked for an MP in inner city Birmingham and as an elected member for a decade. He has also had external appointments in the commercial and culture spheres.
He has experience of stakeholder engagement and public affairs, especially in the context of Birmingham and the midlands. He appreciates the importance of developing strong long-term relationships with key local decision makers in order to support exciting schemes. Tristan delivers BECG’s regional public affairs work for Birmingham Airport.
Based in Glasgow, Eli is an experienced public affairs professional, with an in-depth understanding of devolved politics.
With a particular focus on Scotland, Eli has strong cross-party links across Holyrood, regularly engaging with MSPs, Ministers and policy teams.
Eli’s aviation experience includes work to support Glasgow Airport and Aberdeen Airport with their airspace change proposals.