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Trinity Mirror appoints new MD in Gloucestershire

Godfrey Moger - Gloucs MDA new managing director has been appointed at Trinity Mirror’s recently-acquired titles in Gloucestershire.

Godfrey Moger, left, has taken up the role to support Sarah Pullen, the company’s regional MD for the former Local World titles in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset.

In an announcement to staff, Sarah said that Godfrey’s appointment will allow her to spend more time in Bristol and dedicate more time to being “strategically supportive of the region.”

The appointment follows the merger of three newspaper websites in Gloucestershire – the Gloucestershire EchoThe Citizen and Stroud Life – as part of a restructure of digital operations across the West Country which saw 14 jobs placed at risk.

Father-of-two Godfrey, who was also described as a keen cyclist, swimmer and runner, will report directly to Sarah in his new role.

She told staff: “Godfrey Moger has extensive experience, skill set and track record of devising, implementing, supporting and delivering successful commercial transformation across multiple business types and sectors.

“Having progressed from the sales floor to senior leadership roles in retail, coupled more recently with a successful transition to B2B leadership in telecoms, local media (in both print and digital) and digital advertising technology, Godfrey brings both a relevant knowledge and understanding of our business challenges and opportunities.

“He is passionate about developing individuals and teams and has a strong track record in building and developing sales teams on both a UK and international basis.

Added Sarah: “This appointment will enable me to spend more time in Bristol and dedicate more of my time to be more strategically supportive of the region.

“The team in Gloucestershire and the marketplace will significantly benefit from a dedicated figure head with a proven track record. Godfrey will start with immediate effect and will report directly to me.”

It is understood there have been around six editorial redundancies in Gloucestershire across subbing, features and sport since January, although TM has not confirmed these figures.

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  • July 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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    Godfrey sounds like a top bloke in many areas… bar journalism, which I believe is TM’s core “product”. For profounder insight perhaps he should job-swap as a reporter and sub for three months to better understand the processes that earn its TM revenue and the profit (still just about) that pays his salary. Try running a sales department without the journalism to support it for proof of the pudding.

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