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Chinese construction group behind Airport City appoints Ashurst Communications


Manchester’s Ashurst Communications has been appointed to handle the UK public relations for the international property developer and construction company BCEGI.

Owned by the Chinese state, Beijing Construction Engineering Group International is working on £1.7bn of developments across the North West, including the £800m Airport City development; the £700m Middlewoeod Locks operation; and the £200m St Michael’s scheme.

“BCEGI is a quickly establishing itself as a key developer, contractor and equity partner for major development projects in the UK.  Lisa Ashurst and her team demonstrated a clear understanding of all aspects of our business.  Their skills and experience will be invaluable to us as we deliver our projects and grow the company,” said Gavin Taylor, operations director, BCEGI.

Based in Castlefield, Ashurst specialises in PR for the property and construction sectors.

“I am thrilled BCEGI has appointed Ashurst Communications.  It is an amazing opportunity to be involved with some of the most exciting development projects in the country and I look forward to helping BCEGI grow its reputation in the UK,” added Lisa Ashurst, director.

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