Olympic double gold medal winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington, OBE, is the latest representative to join the Nottingham International Ambassador scheme.
There are now almost 60 ambassadors involved in boosting Nottingham’s reputation as a city for business and events.
The Nottingham International Ambassador project is a joint initiative between the Nottingham Event Team (the conference bureau at Experience Nottinghamshire) and Invest in Nottingham. The scheme recruits influential representatives who have strong British and international connections to help fly the flag for Nottingham in their work.
David Randall, Director of Conferencing and Events at Experience Nottinghamshire said: “We are honoured to add Rebecca Adlington’s name to the prestigious list of Nottingham International Ambassadors and delighted that Rebecca is supporting this major project to promote Nottingham on the world stage.
“Rebecca is one of our greatest ever Olympic athletes and is well-known around the world. The fact that she is from Nottinghamshire and has agreed to promote Nottingham through her work is terrific news for the region.”
Nottingham’s International Ambassadors range from Dr Shaoyi Zhang, an academic with strong connections in China, to Richard Whitehead, a gold-medal winning Paralympic athlete.
Adlington won two gold medals in the Beijing 2008 Olympics and two bronze medals at London 2012, retired from elite swimming in 2013. She is now also promoting ‘Becky Adlington’s SwimStars’ – a swimming initiative with the goal that every child in Britain will be able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school.
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