BECG hires Nottingham City Council Cabinet Member
New Associate Director to lead East Midlands expansion plans
With a new office opened in Nottingham, BECG today announces the appointment of Rebecca Langton, Nottingham City Council Cabinet Member for Skills, Growth and Economic Development as an Associate Director to head up their expansion in the East Midlands.
Rebecca joins the PR Week #1 Public Affairs communications consultancy as she announces her plans to step down from the council at this year’s local elections. Rebecca is an experienced communications professional, having been Director of Communications for a national charity and as an officer, councillor and Cabinet Member at Nottingham City Council. She has over 10 years of experience in local government, as well as a Masters in Public Administration.
Rebecca has also previously held Cabinet responsibility for Communities, with a focus on community development and placemaking. Prior to serving as an elected councillor, Rebecca worked for Nottingham City Council including most recently as the Executive Officer to the Leader of the Council for three years.
Leading the growth of BECG’s work in the region and heading up the new office based on Beck Street, Rebecca will be advising clients across the built environment to navigate the increasingly complex political environment of planning and development.
This is an exciting time for the East Midlands with a new Combined Authority set to be launched next month alongside plans for major infrastructure investment and business growth through initiatives such as the Freeport at East Midlands Airport.
BECG’s Director in the Midlands, Adam Farrell said:
“We warmly welcome Rebecca to BECG who joins us at a pivotal time as we drive forward our growth in the East Midlands with the opening of our new offices in Nottingham. Rebecca has significant experience working and serving within local government in Nottingham and the wider region. Her knowledge of the local political landscape and the ambitions that the region has for growth will provide huge value for our clients - at a time when the politics of planning seem to be harder to navigate than ever before.”
Commenting on her appointment, Rebecca said:
“As a market leader in communications across the built environment with exceptional political connections, unparalleled experience and a fast-growing team, it is an exciting time to join BECG. Nottingham and the East Midlands are great places to live, work, study and invest and I look forward to continuing to play my part in the growth of our region from a slightly new perspective.”