Helping to boost visitor economy

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Destination management company Welcome to Harrogate Limited has appointed eight directors to sit on the board alongside chairman, Peter McCormick.

The directors come from a variety of local business backgrounds. They are Peter Banks, managing director at Rudding Park, Sharon Canavar, chief executive of Harrogate International Festival, Sue Dalton, head of museums at Ripon Museum Trust, Sandra Doherty, president of Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce and owner of the Alexa House Guest House, Chris MacKenzie, managing partner of The Whole Caboodle, and Kate Robey, operations manager for Provenance Inns.

Under the terms of the incorporation, Harrogate Borough Council has two seats on the board, and its representatives are councillors Caroline Bayliss and Pat Marsh.