Helston Business Improvement Partnership (HBIP) has appointed its new Town Team, with Chris Ring replacing Andy Perry as chairperson.

Wendy Radford-Gaby is the new vice-chair in place of Darren Parish, and Andrew Ferrie continues as treasurer and secretary, while Shirley Moralee remains as BID development officer.

HBIP is an organisation which aims to act as a voice for the business community, provide a positive experience for visitors and support independent local businesses.

The outgoing committee were named Town Team of the Year at the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) awards ceremony, beating off competition from two towns which had garnered support from retail advisor Mary Portas.