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Milntown looks to the future with new appointments

by LC

Milntown looks to the future with new appointments - picture

The Trustees of Milntown are delighted to announce two new appointments. Richard Pinhorn has been appointed as Estate Manager and Laura Dalton as Events & Marketing Coordinator.

Richard, who takes over from retiring Estate Manager Paul Ogden, has had a long career in procurement and projects management, working for many years in the Asia Pacific region. More recently he has been involved in a number of major restoration projects at places such as Kew Gardens, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane museum.

Laura joins Milntown from Thomas Miller Investment where she was Marketing Manager and spent 8 of her 11 years working in Events and Marketing.

Speaking of the appointments the Chairman of the Trustees, Charles Guard, said: “We are very pleased to have both Richard and Laura working with us. We are looking forward to continuing to develop Milntown with our new team, who are full of exciting ideas, and make it an even more attractive place to visit.  We are the only country house on the Island which opens its doors to the public and we are extremely lucky that it is surrounded by remarkable gardens, and we want to use the estate to its fullest capacity for the benefit of the community.”

Richard said: “Ramsey has been my family home for almost twenty years. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to build on the good work done by my predecessor Paul Ogden and carry forward the wishes of Sir Clive Edwards in developing Milntown as a cultural and educational destination for Manx people and visitors alike.”

Rounding up, Laura said: “Milntown has something to offer visitors of all ages and it really is the most wonderful place to visit and work. I am looking forward to working with Richard, the hugely talented Kitchen and Garden Teams, and the Trustees to make it more accessible to the public. It is our aim to establish a regular calendar of events where there will be something for everyone, and hopefully attract some new faces to the estate.”

Milntown boasts 15 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland which surround the magnificent mansion at the heart of the estate. The cafe is open daily (except Tuesdays) and offers breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon teas and treats all year round (except TT and MGP Race weeks). The cafe and the estate are also available for private event hire.  With stunning surroundings and first-class facilities, Milntown makes the ideal venue for your special event.

Photo - Richard Pinhorn & Laura Dalton.

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