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Publisher of best-selling regional magazine appoints new MD

David PThe publisher of the UK’s best-selling regional magazine has unveiled its new managing director.

David Proud, left, has been appointed to the role at Country Publications Ltd, the Skipton firm behind Dalesman, plus a string of other magazines, books and guides.

The 53-year-old has taken up the role following the sudden death in March of Robert Flanagan, who had been at the helm of the company for twenty years.

David has been the publishing firm’s financial director for the past 11 years and will work with editorial director Adrian Braddy, 38, in the day-to-day running of the business.

Said David: “I have a huge affection for Dalesman and I am excited by the opportunity to continue Robert’s great work and the challenge to provide our readers with the very best publications possible.”

Company chairman Matthew Townsend, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of David Proud as managing director. It is fantastic news for the company.

“His extensive knowledge and experience within the publishing industry mean Dalesman is in good hands as we continue to strengthen our market-leading titles.

“David, like Dalesman, is Yorkshire through and through and he is the right man to take us forward.”