Malton, in North Yorkshire, is a rural market town located on the River Derwent. Known as the ‘food capital of Yorkshire’, the town plays host to an annual Food Lovers Festival as well as a Game and Seafood Festival. Malton also has a Saturday Market, a livestock market twice per week, and a monthly food market. The town is home to several churches, primary and secondary schools, independent shops, railway stations and bus stations, and other essential public facilities. Hourly trains connect Malton with Kings Cross, London, York, Leeds, Manchester, Scarborough and Liverpool, which are also accessible by bus. The Malton-Pickering Line, when operational, enables access to Whitby. Regular buses connect Malton to Hovingham, Castle Howard, Bridlington and other places nearby. Average home prices in this busy town, from where the Ryedale district council functions, were £227,747 at the end of 2015.
Malton Job Opportunities
The district council offices are prime sources of government jobs. The town is also the retail and commercial hub of the region, making it easier to scout for retail jobs here than elsewhere. Traditional shops and markets co-exist with high-street firms such as ASDA, Morrison's, Sainsbury’s, comprising a decent offering of sales jobs in Malton. Several companies functioning at the Norton Grove and York Road industrial parks also offer job opportunities across different sectors.
Malton Employment Trends
Work has commenced on the Million Food Enterprise Zone project, to set up a business park for agriculture and food companies at Eden Camp. The park will house training facilities for farming and food sectors. Apart from utilities and roads, the project also includes relocating the livestock market. This initiative is likely to attract roughly £20 million in investments, and to generate 800 to 1,000 jobs here. Plans for development of 87 additional homes at the Showfield site in Pasture Lane have been submitted. Plans for 35 homes in Westgate and 50 affordable homes at Rainbow Lane have been approved. Housing development will partly fund livestock market relocation and create jobs in Malton as well.