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Journalist steps up to edit business website

A former regional press journalist has stepped up to become an editor of a specialist business website. has promoted Ian Briggs to become editor for its Yorkshire region, while former editor David Parkin, who founded the site in 2007, will focus on leading the company as its managing director.

Ian, who started his career as a news reporter on Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus, joined from the Yorkshire Post when it launched.

Under the changes, assistant editor James Reed has been promoted to deputy editor.

David said: “Ian is not just our longest serving member of the team but a great journalist who has gained the respect of people inside and outside our business. This is a deserved promotion for him for all his hard work and talent.

“James Reed also steps up to deputy editor which reflects the impact he has made since he joined us last year.”

David Parkin, left, is pictured with Ian Briggs.