Community interest company, Newquay Orchard, has appointed a new CEO.

During a career spanning 30 years working within district and unitary councils, Charlotte Hill has been a champion for social causes including improving employment, health inequalities and overall community well-being.

Her track record includes co-founding the School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall CIC and holding director roles for organisations such as Cornwall Rural Housing Association and Active Plus CIC.

Transitioning from founders Luke and Amelia Berkeley, Hill is poised to lead Newquay Orchard into an exciting new chapter.

She said: “It’s a huge privilege to step into this role, following in the giant footsteps of Luke and Amelia Berkeley who’ve realised their dream of a community orchard here in Newquay.

“It has never been more important to connect nature, health and social prescription alongside providing pathways for education and wellbeing. This is why Newquay Orchard exists. Our ambitions burn brighter than ever before, built by the community, for the community.”