HS2Lexington PR’s Northern operation, which recently won the contract to provide PR support for The Greater Manchester HS2 Communications Leadership Group and its HS2 lobbying objective, this morning launched the group’s own consultation campaign to co-incide with the Government’s latest consultation on HS2 phase two.

The report, commissioned by the lobbying group, is entitled ‘A ticket to the future, the key benefits of HS2 for Manchester’.

The lobby group believes HS2 is a ‘must have’ for the North.

The group has drawn together a variety of business leaders and political figures including (the chair) John Brooks of MMU, Sir Howard Bernstein and Sir Richard Leese of MCC and Charlie Cornish of Manchester Airport Group.

At this morning’s launch, Brooks said: “The launch of the consultation is an important milestone in moving towards the reality of a high speed future.

“The promise of HS2 goes beyond simply improving connections to major cities across the country; it is the key to unlocking the enormous potential our region has to offer, making it an attractive place to do business, live and visit.”

To co-incide with the launch, Lexington arranged for thousands of ‘tickets to the future’ were distributed across the region’s busiest stations, outlining the benefits of HS2.