Air navigation firm NATS appoints Hume Brophy for UK government brief

NATS, the UK air navigation provider, has hired Hume Brophy to provide government relations support, following a competitive pitch.

Air navigation firm NATS appoints Hume Brophy for UK government brief

Hume Brophy will advise NATS on political engagement and policy developments, and provide support on airspace change proposals. The agency will also work to raise the profile of the company and build awareness of its policy objectives among political stakeholders.

Jane Johnston, head of corporate affairs at NATS, said: "We are very pleased to appoint Hume Brophy as we enter a new Parliament. The team demonstrated a professional combination of policy knowledge, strategic insight and political intelligence and we were particularly impressed by their motivation and commitment to make a difference for NATS."

NATS handled 2.3 million flights in 2014/15 and provides air traffic control services at 14 UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh.

Hume Brophy has recently bulked up its public affairs team with the appointment of former Conservative shadow minister and select committee chair Anne McIntosh as a senior consultant. Last year Brian Simpson, the former MEP and chair of the European Parliament Transport Committee, joined in the same role.

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