STOWMARKET Town Centre Partnership has named Sharon Brown as its new town centre manager.
Mrs Brown has previously served as director of the partnership, which was formed in 2011 to promote Stowmarket by creating a prosperous and attractive town centre.
She said: “Stowmarket is a great place to live, work and shop. Our challenge is to encourage more people to visit and see what the town has to offer.
“This will help businesses grow, providing increased investment and opportunities for employment and making the town somewhere to be proud of.”
The aims of Stowmarket Town Centre Partnership include encouraging residents to shop locally as well as promoting trade and development in the town and increasing its potential as a popular tourist destination.
Peter Down, chairman of the partnership said: “We will measure our success by an increase in people visiting and returning to the town centre. The partnership has made a good start in the Christmas lights festivities.
“Planning is at an advanced stage for a summer carnival to tie in with the Queens’ Diamond Jubilee in June and a number of other initiatives that have been under consideration for some time can now be progressed following the appointment of a new town manager.”
Mrs Brown, who has lived in Stowmarket for more than 25 years, has extensive management experience and currently owns and runs Wardrobe men and women’s clothing shops in Stowmarket and Woodbridge.
She said: “Stowmarket boasts a range of facilities such as the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts as well as the cinema, museum, leisure centre, and a wide variety of great shops, the most important thing is to encourage local people as well as those from outside the town to come and use the facilities the it has to offer.”