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Tuesday, July 23, 2024


Preston City Council has announced the appointment of Nicole Billington as new Head of Policy and External Relations.

Previously Project and Communications Manager at Blackpool Council, Nicole brings to the role a strong communications background in regeneration and development, commercial property, and inward investment marketing in both the public and private sectors.

Nicole will lead the Policy and External Relations team and provide strategic communications and policy advice to the Leader, Cabinet and Corporate Management Team. Nicole will also project manage key Council priorities including the delivery of the Climate Agenda and overseeing the delivery of the Council’s Community Wealth Building Agenda, including externally funded projects.

Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council said, “We are pleased to welcome Nicole to the team who brings with her a wealth of experience that will be of great benefit in communicating our ambitious agenda for a growing and inclusive city where everyone matters. ”our growing city.”

Adrian Philips, Chief Executive of Preston City Council said, “As a Preston resident, Nicole is passionate about our city and the exciting development projects in the pipeline, and we look forward to working with her to deliver a first class service for the residents and businesses of Preston.”

Nicole commented, “Being a UCLan Alumni and a Preston resident for over 20 years, I’m delighted to join the team at Preston City Council and can’t wait to start communicating all the great initiatives and projects including Preston’s Community Wealth Building Programme and the city’s Climate Action Plan, both of which are really important for Preston businesses and residents.”

In her spare time, Nicole regularly participates in the Avenham 5k Park Run (slowly!), enjoys live music and spending time with her husband and daughter in their campervan.



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