A COMPANY that promotes Northallerton businesses has appointed three new board directors and released its Christmas promotions.

Northallerton BID Company Limited has appointed David Lucas, a senior solicitor from Newtons, Erin Millar, Bridgfords retail manager, and Jacqui Fedyszyn, managing director of Scyzory Hair Salon, to the board.

The trio had all volunteered on the BID Business Support Group earlier in the year.

Mr Lucas said: “Northallerton is a great place to live and work.

“As a local solicitor specialising in business and company law, I help businesses every day professionally, and I am delighted that I can now use my experience and skills to help all Northallerton’s businesses thrive as a member of the BID board.”

Ms Millar said “Our estate agency clients are already reporting they see the town improving after only a year of the BID, if we take that on board, the sky is the limit for what we can achieve in our five year term.”

Ms Fedyszyn added: “There are many excellent hair and beauty businesses in Northallerton right now, I’m really looking forward to showcasing that talent in the 2019 Hair & Beauty Awards to a wider regional and national audience.

“Northallerton could be recognized as the cosmetology capital of Yorkshire”

Lindsay Judd, BID chairman said the organisation ‘jumped at the chance’ to invite the trio onto the board due to the diverse skillset they possess.

She added: “It’s a credit to them and to their businesses that they are investing their time to help their local business community and we are honoured to welcome them on the BID board to help us deliver our ambitious five-year plan for change in Northallerton.”

The appointments come as BID announces its Christmas promotions. These include Santa’s Toy Workshop in Central Arcade from November 17 and a Santa Street Party on December 2.