AN arts venue in Malton has welcomed a new manager.

Lisa Rich is the Milton Rooms’ new venue manager and will oversee the organisation, alongside shaping its future. “As well as putting on some fantastic events, my hope is to secure funding to increase revenue and promote the diverse ways in which the building can be utilised by the wider community,” she said.

Lisa has a background in marketing, advertising and events management, and has previously worked for the Royal Academy of Dance and the London Borough of Lambeth, before moving to Malton seven years ago.

“We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Milton Rooms, we are looking forward to the future,” said Paul Andrews, chairman of the Milton Rooms Management Committee.