Andrew McNaughton, Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure group, will be appointed today by HM Government to be a Business Ambassador promoting the British infrastructure capabilities to an international audience. This role will be for the period to July 2015.
Each Business Ambassador will undertake a programme of activity including at least two overseas activities and four UK-based activities supported by the UKTI Ministerial & Strategic Engagement Unit.
Commenting today, Andrew McNaughton, Balfour Beatty CEO said, “I am delighted to be asked to assist the Government in promoting Britain as a great place to do business and to promote British skills into international markets.
“Balfour Beatty has a strong track record in this area. The Group undertook its first international work in 1924; some 90 years ago. Today we have operations in over 80 countries where we provide the infrastructure communities need to function, develop and thrive.”
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Notes to editors:
Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.
Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK and the USA, with developing businesses in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa and South East Asia.
With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors focus on infrastructure - transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, water, and complex buildings (both commercial and social).
Balfour Beatty employs 40,000 people around the world.