A Yorkshire market town and business centre
Originally a Roman settlement, Malton has grown
to become the business centre of the district of Ryedale located
between York and Scarborough.
- It has a catchment area of 34,984
- Malton is located on good road and rail links.
By car it is 45 minutes from Leeds and 25 minutes from York
and Scarborough. By rail London is accessible in 2-1/2 hours,
with Scotland, the north west and south west also easily
reached by rail.
District Council has its headquarters in the town, employing
approximately 250 people.
- Malton enjoys a low level of unemployment
and a higher than average number of self-employed.
- 33% of those employed are professionals,
managers or technically qualified.
- Major employers are agriculture, distribution
and catering, manufacturing and service industries.
- Besides strong links to the agricultural
sector, Malton, along with the neighbouring town of Norton,
has a growing business community and is also increasingly
used as a base for commuters to York, West and South Yorkshire.
- Malton remains a traditional market town.
There is a mix of national and multiple retailers and attractive
local shops. Street markets are held on Saturdays, with
livestock markets also held in the town on Mondays, Tuesdays
- Multiples represented in the town include;
Boots, M&Co, Boyes
department store, Yorkshire Trading, WH Smith and others.