Paul Murphy, chief executive of energy consultant Forum Tecknik+, has been elected as the chairman of The Widnes Waterfront Business Steering Group which plays a major part in the regeneration of the 200-acre former industrial area in South Widnes.
Murphy will represent each of the resident businesses on the estate when communicating with the council and any other external organisations.
The group was set up in August 2008 and aims to improve security and 'design out' crime, upgrade signage to and within the area, enhancing its appearance, promote inter-trading and joint purchasing, and provide local business support.
Murphy said: "As one of the businesses located at the Widnes Waterfront I take a vested interest in the area as a whole.
"Through my position as chairman I hope to maintain the excellent business relationships that have already been formed and ensure we work together to help the Waterfront become a successful commercial business park."