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MTR Corporation hires Fishburn Hedges as its new public affairs and corporate communications agency

News   •   Nov 04, 2011 09:03 GMT

Fishburn Hedges has been appointed by MTR Corporation (MTR), an international rail company, as its retained public affairs and corporate communications agency in the UK. Fishburn Hedges will be supporting MTR as it gears up to expand its UK rail operations.

MTR runs extensive metro and commuter rail systems in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing and Shenzhen. In the UK, MTR owns 50% of LOROL which runs London Overground orbital rail services between Richmond, Clapham Junction, Stratford and West Croydon, and services from London Euston to Watford Junction.

Dermot Finch, director at Fishburn Hedges, said: “We’re pleased to be working for such a successful and innovative company as they look to build on their international experience to expand in the UK.”

Jeremy Long, CEO - European Business at MTR Corporation, said: “We chose Fishburn Hedges because of its expertise and experience with rail and infrastructure clients – we wanted a team that could hit the ground running and Fishburn Hedges provided just that.”

The Fishburn Hedges team will be led by Dermot Finch and includes Tom Wadsworth, who recently joined from Network Rail, and Jenni Edwards. 

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