BUSINESSES and organisations are invited to find out more about events in Malton this year at a meeting of the town’s Chamber of Trade.

One of the items on the agenda is this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival. Now in its seventh year, festival organisers will talk to business owners about taking part with food-related displays at their premises or through other promotions.

Festival director Tom Naylor-Leyland said: “The festival brings in about 20,000 visitors. The newly-formed Malton Chamber of Trade will be one opportunity in which anyone interested can find out more and become involved in the festival.”

Richard Horsewood, chairman of the Malton Chamber of Trade, said: “Part of the Chamber of Trade’s remit is to provide businesses with a voice in the Malton and Norton area. Our motto is ‘outward awareness, inward investment’, and the festival is one of the key annual events which helps put both towns on the map.”

The Malton Chamber of Trade meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 3, at The Yard, Market Place, Malton, from 5.30pm.