A former regional daily sub-editor who launched a monthly newspaper before selling it on to new owners has quit to help launch another new title.
The former Scarborough News sub-editor sold the free Review to York-based Your Local Link Media in November 2014, but retained its editorship until last week.
He will now head up a team of six design and sales staff at the Echo, which will hit the streets for the first time next month.
The new paper is being launched by print distribution company the BKR Group who approached Pete to become its editor.
The free 32-page tabloid will begin life as a monthly publication with a print run of 10,000 covering Bridlington, Filey and Hunmanby.
As was the case at the Review, Pete will be up against his former employer Johnston Press.
While the Review was a direct competitor to his old paper the News, the Echo will compete with another JP paid-for weekly in the form of the Bridlington Free Press.
Said Pete: “Based on the model of the Scarborough Review we know that free hyper-local newspaper publications can work very well.
“The community feel and ethos behind the Bridlington Echo will be key. We want to have a strong presence at local events no matter how big or small and give those that don’t always get coverage that opportunity.”
Chris Barker, managing director of the BKR Group, added: “The local community has wanted a paper like this for a long time. This is an obvious choice to offer a printed newspaper product alongside the other forms of online and direct marketing we already offer.
“It is an exciting time for the company and we are confident that we can offer a great product with competitive advertising rates.”