ARTISAN businesses are being encouraged to set up in Malton with specially designed premises in the town.

Malton’s Talbot Yard will provide firms with newly refurbished units in a communal space.

The cluster of six premises, located opposite the Talbot Hotel, are being given a £500,000 refurbishment with tenant parking spaces also provided.

Tom Naylor-Leyland, from the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate, said: “Talbot Yard is a great place for a business which might have started life as a “kitchen table” enterprise that is looking for bigger premises to allow their business to grow and move to new levels.

“Good food and community go hand-in-hand. By reintroducing quality food and the artisans who make exceptional food to Malton, we’re rediscovering our market town roots and thriving."

"Our aim is to develop a community of artisan producers that not only share knowledge and passion, but also other costs like marketing and distribution.”

Talbot Yard tenants will also be able to apply to use the Made in Malton logo on their products, as part of a joint initiative to market produces and , ‘spread the word’ to a wider audience.

Constructed mainly of red brick and stone under pantile roofing, the units will be ready for tenant fit-out before the summer. Talbot Yard’s buildings are all Grade II listed, with consent for use as A1 (retail) and B1 (light industrial).

Tom said: “With the success of Malton as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Talbot Yard is the latest project which champions local food and drink producers, marking Malton as a great place to establish a food business."

For more information contact the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate on 01653 692849 or visit