Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2014 5:07 AM
Subject: British Business Ambassador
Dear Mr Bradshaw
I wish to record my dissatisfaction and displeasure at the recent Government Appointment of the Balfour Beatty CEO Andrew McNaughton as British Business Ambassador.
Quite frankly, this appointment is disgraceful because B&B have been the ringleadersin the heinous crimes of blacklisting over the last decade and I urge my MP to write to the Prime Minister and complain about this appointment and request the PM to terminate this position a.s.a.p.
Balfour Beatty's criminal record over the past decade is hardly conducive for such an appointment,i e Multi million pound fraud and bribery conviction, bid riggings, blacklisting etc.
I believe Andrew McNaughton is unsuitable for such a prestigious position and his name will bring shame on the British Government and the UK construction industry.
Yours in disgust at this appointment
Alan M Dransfield
Ex Balfour Beatty Employee.
Andrew McNaughton appointed by HM Government as British Business Ambassador
24 January, 2014
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.