THE World of James Herriot Ltd has appointed a new main board member.

The tourist attraction, based in Thirsk, has selected Kathryn Pawlett to support the development of the business.

Kathryn has been an employee of the World of James Herriot since 2000, when it was operated by Hambleton District Council.

For the past eight years, Kathryn has been the centre manager at the World of James Herriot Ltd.

“Every day I meet many interesting people from all over the world who all enjoy so much the interpretation and information about Alf Wight and his former home and surgery,” said Kathryn.

“It gives me a real buzz to be involved in running the centre and I am delighted to be joining the board to help to steer its future strategy, especially with the new All Creatures Great

and Small due on our TV screens, on Channel 5, from this autumn.”

The main board includes James Alfred Wight’s son and daughter, alongside a small number of businessmen and women.

“We are delighted to have Kathryn join us as a reward for her hard work, loyalty, and extensive knowledge, and we welcome her to the board,” added Ian Ashton, managing director.