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Award-winning journalist to edit business magazine

Ken SymonAn award-winning financial journalist is to join Trinity Mirror’s Media Scotland division as editor of specialist magazine Scottish Business Insider.

Ken Symon, left, a former business editor of both the Sunday Herald and The Scotsman, takes over from Alasdair Northrop, who is stepping down after 15 years in the role.

During his career Ken also worked as an investigative reporter at the Glasgow Evening Times where he won a UK press award for his work on the Poll Tax.

More recently he was involved in the Better Together campaign during the Scottish independence referendum as head of business engagement.

Said Ken: “I am hugely looking forward to joining Insider at a time of key challenges and opportunities for the business community here.

“I am delighted to be joining Trinity Mirror, whose ambition is shown by the fact that it is launching the first national newspaper for 30 years.”

Other recent job moves in the regional press include:

  • Nottingham Post business correspondent Rebecca Smith-Dawkins has left the paper to join local PR agency Impression as digital account executive.
  • Lancashire Evening Post senior reporter Stef Hall has taken on the role of court reporter at the paper. She will also be writing in this capacity for  Blackpool daily The Gazette.
  • The Press Association has appointed Simon Peach as chief football writer, focusing primarily on the Manchester United and England teams.  Simon previously served as a sports journalist for the PA.
  • Toby Meyjes, previously digital publisher and deputy news editor at the Bristol Post, has been appointed news reporter at Metro UK.
  • Andrew Georgeson has joined the Hinckley Times as a reporter.
  • Bethan Marsh has been appointed as a reporter at the Barnet & Potters Bar Times
  • Luke Jarmyn has joined the South Wales Argus and Free Press newspapers as a reporter.
  • The Worcester News has appointed Sebastian Richards as a reporter.

On the move yourself?  Email [email protected] with the details.


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  • February 29, 2016 at 7:23 am

    “Other recent job moves in the regional press include…”
    Scotland, as a nation, has a national press and is not a region of England.
    Please amend.

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  • February 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations, Ken, always good to see ex-Helensburgh Advertiser reporters in top jobs!

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  • February 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Well done PA … because what we really need is more focus on Manchester United!

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