Wates Group director Tim Wates has been appointed a UK business ambassador by prime minister David Cameron.
He joins 51 other business leaders who will promote growth among UK businesses at home and abroad, aiming to create inward investment in the UK. The Business Ambassadors Group was founded in 2008.
Mr Wates began his career with Cazenove & Co in the City of London before joining Wates Group, where he is currently a director and chairman of The Wates Family Council, which is the group’s family shareholder forum.
He is also vice-chairman of Coast to Capital, the local enterprise partnership for Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, East Surrey, Lewes and West Sussex, and a non-executive director of Tampopo and Pedder Property.
Mr Wates said: “I have always been keen to share my business experience for the benefit of others.
“The UK construction and infrastructure sector has much to offer and I hope in my new role as business ambassador to encourage this sector to access new opportunities in international markets and encourage inward investment into the UK.”