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New magazine role for North West weekly editor

An award-winning weekly newspaper editor in the North-West is to take charge of a specialist business magazine in the region.

Chris Maguire has left the Chorley and Leyland Guardian to take over as editor of North West Business Insider.

The appointment is designed to free up the former editor, Michael Taylor, to lead Insider Media’s expansion plans across other regions.

The company launched insider Business TV last year and currently operates an email business news service reaching circa 100,000 business leaders and business owners every week.

Chris is a past Newspaper Society Journalist of the Year and under his editorship the Guardian has been one of a small number of weekly titles to enjoy circulation increases.

The company said his role will be to develop the reader base of North West Business Insider magazine and support the plans to develop new digital products and services for the North West region.

Michael Taylor said:  “It has been a privilege to edit North West Business Insider over the last twelve years. We have won a shelf full of awards, but we have above all retained the trust and loyalty of the business community of the North West.

“As the magazine enters its 21st year it is time to hand over the torch to a new editor and I am delighted that Chris Maguire is to take over giving me more time to work on new projects.”