Helen Clayton, partner at the chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group PM+M, and head of the firm’s Bury office, has been appointed as the new treasurer of The Met.
The Met is a performing arts venue in Bury which houses two theatres, its own recording studio and rehearsal spaces as well as a popular restaurant and bar. It is operated by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association and part funded by Arts Council England and Bury Council.
The role will see Helen work with The Met’s board of trustees and senior team. Her core responsibility will be to oversee all financial aspects of the organisation to ensure it is fit for purpose and investing for the future. Helen is a personal donor to The Met and PM+M became a corporate sponsor in 2017.
Helen said: “I am incredibly excited about joining the board of trustees and working closely with such a talented group of individuals who all really care about the work The Met does, what it stands for and the benefits it brings to the local community. I’m now looking forward to adding value, helping to enhance its reputation in Bury and beyond and also working to secure more personal and corporate sponsors.”
Victoria Robinson, CEO of The Met, added: “We are delighted to welcome Helen to The Met. Her exceptional skills and experience in finance are the perfect addition to our board of trustees. PM+M has been a keen supporter of The Met, and we know that Helen, as a local resident and a regular attendee of our shows, will help the organisation to keep improving.”