A NEW manager has been appointed for a long-established travel agents in Blackburn.

Andrew Pilkington, who has been in the business for nearly 15 years, is taking the helm at Althams Travel.

He is taking over the role from colleague Michelle Riley, another 30-year veteran, who is stepping back to work part-time.

Mr Pilkington said: "It just goes to prove that hard work, enthusiasm and dedication is rewarded when you work with a forward-thinking company like Althams Travel.

"By providing a great programme of continuous personal development Althams are positively encouraging their staff to develop and use their skills to progress through the ranks."