Flowcrete’s MD appointed Cheshire Deputy Lieutenant
North West businessman Mark Greaves has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Cheshire.
Mark is the Managing Director of global specialist flooring company Flowcrete Group, which has its headquarters in Sandbach.
He becomes one of seven new Deputy Lieutenants in the county after being appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE.
Mark, who lives in Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield, has for decades forged a successful career and also provided support for charities and good causes in the county.
Mark said: “It’s a great honour and a real surprise.
“I am very much looking forward to carrying out all the duties involved with the role and supporting Cheshire in any way I can.”
The Lord-Lieutenant is The Queen’s representative in Cheshire and amongst his responsibilities are giving encouragement to voluntary service, and taking an active interest in the business and social life of the area. He is required to appoint Deputy Lieutenants to undertake public and other duties on his behalf.
A graduate of the University of Bristol and Manchester Business School, Mark joined Flowcrete in the 1980s from Shell International and has taken the company from a Cheshire start-up to onto a global stage, creating hundreds of jobs and positioning the company as a world leader in its specialist field.
In 2008, Flowcrete was bought by NYSE-listed American coatings specialist RPM International Inc and Mark is continuing to grow Flowcrete internationally within the RPM Group of companies.
With 30 offices worldwide and 10 global manufacturing centres, Flowcrete continues to put Cheshire at the heart of its operations, including the construction of an eco-friendly international headquarters at its Sandbach site in 2010 and support for a range of community projects across the region, including funding St John’s Ambulance training in local schools.
Mark, a father of two, is married to Esther and is a keen sportsman, with a black belt in judo.
He is also a patron of the NSPCC, a founding partner of the Cheshire Community Foundation, a director of Congleton Rugby Club and president of Foden’s brass band based in Sandbach.
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