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Editor of business website moves into PR

An editor at a specialist business website has moved into the world of PR by joining a communications agency.

Ian Briggs, left, who is editor of for its Yorkshire region, has joined Finn Communications as head of media relations.

In his new role, Ian joins the Leeds-based agency’s corporate and B2B team and will work across its client base in media relations, corporate communications, reputation consultancy and media training.

Ian, who previously worked at Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus and the Yorkshire Post, joined when it launched in 2007 and became editor in 2011.

He said:  “I’ve worked with the team at Finn for most of my career as a journalist and I’ve always respected the agency as one of the most professional and fastest growing firms in the region.

“After 12 years’ experience in journalism I’m excited to develop my career in the world of PR and digital communications and Finn was my only choice to do that.”

Richard Rawlins, managing director of Finn Communications, added: “Ian is a stellar signing for Finn.  He is a highly respected and award-winning business journalist who will add serious firepower to our offer for clients regionally and nationally.

“Ian brings a wealth of expertise, not only in traditional media relations and corporate communications, but especially in the digital space.  His experience in digital content and publishing will complement our growing digital offer significantly.”