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The Fitzwilliam family has been investing in Malton for over 300 years. Fitzwilliam Malton Estate (FME) is the trading name used by Milton (Peterborough) Estates Company for the company's interests in Malton. Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland, grandson of the last Earl Fitzwilliam, and his son and heir, Tom Naylor-Leyland, look after the interests of this company.

“For over 300 years, my family has been closely linked with the fortunes of Malton.
I am committed to managing our property portfolio for the continued commercial well-being of the town.” 
Philip Naylor-Leyland
The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate emblem of a plume of feathers

Tom Naylor-Leyland (pictured), is the eldest son of Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland. Tom and his wife Alice have a family home in the centre of Malton and work on the promotion of the town.


Tom helps promote Malton as Yorkshire’s Food Capital via the Food Festivals, Monthly Food Markets and the Made In Malton project.

Tom is a self-confessed foodie having trained at Dukes Hotel and worked for influential chef Sally Clarke. Tom and Alice have four children.

The difference between FME and FTC?

Many people are unaware that the lands belonging to the Fitzwilliam Estates were divided through inheritance in the latter part of the 20th century. As a result there are now two distinctly separate ownerships still associated with the name Fitzwilliam in and around Malton. 


One ownership is the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate (FME) which owns mainly commercial and residential property in the centre of town. The other is the Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation (FTC) which owns property in Old Malton and agricultural land north of the Malton bypass. The two have similar names but different owners.

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