Former Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson is set to return to print as launch editor of a new regional business magazine.
BQ West Midlands will be launched in the New Year and will be aimed at the top 10,000 business leaders in the West Midlands.
The quarterly free title will be distributed directly to 7,500 business leaders, with another 2,500 copies provided for top hotels, business lounges, conference centres and similar venues.
It is the latest regional edition of Business Quarter Magazine which also has outlets in the North-East, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Steve is no stranger to the West Midlands business scene having been a former industrial correspondent of the Birmingham Mail which he went on to edit between 2005 and 2009.
Since leaving the paper he has been running Dyson Media, provding training and consultancy for a roster of clients, as well as writing a fortnightly blog for HoldtheFrontPage.
Said Steve: “I’m delighted to be launching and editing BQ West Midlands which will aim to get to the heart and soul of our most successful business people, finding out what drives, inspires and motivates them.
“It will be great to get back to editing, and the fact that BQ West Midlands is a quarterly title means it will complement my other consultancy work at Dyson Media, which will continue.”
The BQ magazines are published by Room501 Publishing Ltd, which is in turn owned by the Business and Enterprise Group.
Chief executive of the Business and Enterprise Group is Alastair MacColl, a former managing director of Trinity Mirror’s Teesside operation the Gazette Media Company.
Managing director of Room 501 Chris March said: “The BQ titles are no ordinary business publication. With unique content and a determined style, their aim is to inspire, enlighten and empower, embracing and reporting business success wherever it is found.
“In this way, BQ West Midlands will be a stimulating magazine that provides the inside track on what drives the region’s businesses, business leaders and entrepreneurs.”