Group now has top roles equality

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The head of a Morpeth business group believes this year’s committee appointments show that it is heading in a good direction.

The key positions at the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade are now equally balanced between males and females.

George Williams remains the chair and Jacky Beesley is vice chair. Jenny Wilkinson is now the deputy vice chair.

Stuart Moody and Aileen Pollard are treasurer and deputy treasurer respectively. John Beynon is also on the committee as immediate past chair.

Mr Williams said: “When we analyse the gender of traders in the town, the majority are females.

“In talking to some of them, I’ve recognised a very progressive attitude to what is and what should be happening in the realms of the Morpeth business community.”