The Burton Enterprises Limited, which is the trading company of The Burton at Bideford, is seeking to recruit additional directors.

The Burton at Bideford is a charitable organisation that took over the running of the Burton Art Gallery on April 1, 2016. As a charity it is not allowed to trade or undertake non-charitable activities so established a wholly owned company to undertake those activities and all profits of the company are returned to the charity to help fund its work. The company has successfully traded for nearly three years but is looking to add to its Board of Directors to develop its trading opportunities and help secure the long term future of the charity.

We are looking for directors with skills that will enable the company to:

  • Develop the shop and enhance the offer it makes
  • Develop the craft gallery offering
  • Embed and support an ethos of entrepreneurialism within the staff and volunteers
  • Develop the tourist information centre and the tourism offer
  • Maximise commercial possibilities

Interested applicants should be between 18 and 75 years of age. The company is required to hold a minimum of two meetings a year, but in practice has been meeting on a quarterly basis. Directors will also be required to use their expertise and spend time offering advice and guidance to staff and volunteers and will also be expected to be active and engaged in other activities in support of the Burton at Bideford. Directors will need to be able to commit the necessary time to be effective.

A Director recruitment pack can be obtained by emailing, or a hard copy can be obtained from the Burton at Bideford.

Closing Date: October 16th, 2020