STOURBRIDGE'S Ryemarket Shopping Centre manager Kelley Dyas is set to say a fond farewell at the end of the month.

After 14 years at the helm of the town centre shopping mall, Kelley is moving to a new role as a facilities manager running a portfolio of properties across the Midlands.

She said: "If 2020 has taught us anything, living and working through a pandemic, it's that life can be unexpected and you should push yourself out of your comfort zone to get more out of life where you can, taking the step to leave after such a long time is both scary and exciting but I feel now is the right time to move forward with my career.

"I have the most amazing team at the Ryemarket who especially through such challenging times have stepped up and all work together to offer the local community a safe and clean place to shop and I will be sad to leave them.

"Throughout my time at the centre I have forged excellent working relationships not only with the tenants in the centre but also local councillors and all departments of the council who through the pandemic have gone above and beyond to work with local towns and businesses to do all they can to support, also the local police neighbourhood team who have always worked closely with us at the centre to keep our community safe.

"Being local to Stourbridge – it's definitely not goodbye and I will still be supporting my local town.”

A new centre manager for the Ryemarket is currently being sought.