Board changes at Richmond Building Preservation Trust

Ian Hepworth, chair of Trust (left) and Chris Barnes, chair of operations. at The Station

The board of Richmond Building Preservation Trust that runs The Station has re-organised the roles of its trustees in the management of the building and the trust.

Current chair Ian Hepworth said The Station continued to increase in popularity and the management of the building and its many and various activities had become more complex.

He added: “As a result, we have agreed that one of our trustees, Chris Barnes, be appointed director of operations and chair the group responsible for the day to day running of The Station, while I continue to oversee the more strategic, charitable activities and objectives of the trust.”

Chris Barnes, who joined the board in 2018, said: “I am delighted that the trust board has appointed me to this new role.

“The Station is a wonderful asset for Richmondshire and I look forward to the challenge of helping to run, and where appropriate develop, what is such a vibrant attraction both for the community and for visitors to the area.”

Ian Hepworth added that the trust is also looking to appoint further trustees.

“We would welcome applications from anyone with interests and experience which relate to the successful running of the charity, including its core aim of supporting the restoration and management of at risk heritage buildings across Richmondshire.”

If you are interested contact the chair, by writing to The Station in Richmond or through

All trustees are expected to attend bi-monthly meetings and take an active interest in both The Station and other activities of the trust.

More details about the trust are at