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World’s oldest press club appoints regional daily editor to board

marc-reevesA regional daily editor has been appointed to the board of the world’s oldest press club.

Marc Reeves, left, who edits the Birmingham Mail, is among five to join the Birmingham Press Club’s board of directors following the election of new chairman Llewela Bailey.

Clive Reeves, managing director of Clive Reeves Public Relations, businesswoman Anita Sharma-James, Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, and BBC senior broadcast journalist Kevin Pashby.

In his present role, Marc also serves as editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror Midlands.

Said Llewela: “At a time when the media industry generally is facing a challenging period, we are very happy to welcome on board new directors whose expertise and experience will be instrumental as we progress our own future.”

“We have also been encouraged by the recent decision of HSBC to sponsor the Club for a three-year period – a decision that will ensure the continuation of the prestigious Midlands Media Awards, which recognise the achievements of those working in the region’s media sector.”

Llewela was appointed the club’s first female chairman in August, taking over from Ed James.