Stephanie’s at the helm

Roy and Carol Schofield welcoming the new manager Stephanie Dale to the Arts and Heritage Centre.  (Lin)
Roy and Carol Schofield welcoming the new manager Stephanie Dale to the Arts and Heritage Centre. (Lin)
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A NEW chapter in the life of the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre has begun with the appointment of a centre manager.

Stephanie Dale will look after the running of the successful centre and help develop and expand its scope and purposes.

“The centre has reached a critical point in its development,” said centre chairman and director Roy Schofield.

“We are delighted to find Stephanie and have employed her as the new Centre Manager to take the centre to a new level and ensure it is sustainable for the foreseeable future.

“My wife Carol and I are now able to step back and enjoy our retirement, but will no doubt continue to be involved on a voluntary basis.”

Stephanie has spent a significant part of her career developing sustainable enterprises for charities, education, hospitality and tourism, which deliver both commercial and social benefits.

“Most recently one of my proudest achievements was leading the transformation of a dated Louth school canteen into a contemporary eating and social space for 1,000 + students,” said Stephanie.

“This was a great collaboration between students, teachers, parents and the community to create a lasting legacy for young people to discover the great food of Lincolnshire.

“I really believe that centres like Caistor Arts and Heritage centre are essential to the growth, education and prosperity of our communities.

“My family and I chose to move to Caistor recently as we had fallen in love with the beauty of the town, its buildings and the surrounding countryside following many years of living and working in large cites from Plymouth to Manchester and many places in between.

“As centre manager, I am particularly excited about the opportunity that I now have to make a real difference to the people and the community in which I live.”