THE woman who sits at the helm of the Ludlow Assembly Rooms has been recognised for her commitment to providing entertainment and art to people in the town and the surrounding area.

Helen Hughes is the chief executive at Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

She has been involved in helping to secure the future of the Assembly Rooms that provide cinema, theatre, live music and other entertainment.

The Assembly Rooms has had to cope with major challenges in recent years linked to the cuts in public spending and funding for the arts.

It has also had to deal with issues like the arrival of other challenges to how people consume their art, including multi-channel television and the internet. Many improvements have been made at the Assembly Rooms and more changes and are planned.