BUSINESSMAN Lord Digby Jones is giving a talk on his new book in Helmsley - with proceeds going towards renovations to a local church.

The talk by Lord Jones, a former Government minister, will be compered by Martin Vander Weyer of the Spectator magazine. It will take place at Duncombe Park at 7pm on Friday.

Lord Digby Jones is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords and a former Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment. He will be talking about his latest book on business.

All proceeds from the talk are going towards the renovations of All Saints Church in Old Byland.

Tickets will include a signed copy of his second book, Fixing Business, which was published in May this year, along with wine and canapes.

Tickets for this event are £20 and should be purchased in advance from Eventbrite, with all proceeds going to the church.