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Ex-editor begins new business journalism role after departure from daily

Gavin ThompsonA daily newspaper editor who left in a restructure earlier this year has taken up a new post with a regional business publication.

Gavin Thompson, left, has joined South West Business Insider as deputy editor following his departure from the editor’s chair at the Western Daily Press in January.

Gavin, who had also been responsible for the Bath Chronicle, left the papers’ owner Reach plc after a restructure of the company’s print operation in the South-West of England.

He was also previously assistant editor and business editor at the Bristol Post.

Said Gavin: “I’m very happy to have joined the team at Insider. The magazine is hugely respected among the business community and I look forward to building on that success.

“I’ve long championed business in the communities in which I’ve worked and this role gives me the perfect opportunity to continue to do just that.

“I’m looking forward to renewing old contacts and meeting new ones across the whole of the South-West.”

David Clensy, editor of South West Business Insider, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Gavin to the Insider team as we continue to grow membership in the region.

“He is an excellent journalist with a great deal of experience, who is passionate about the business community in the South West.”

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  • May 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    “Left in a restructure”? Is this the latest euphemism for being axed? Surely he could, and would, have been kept on regardless of administrative hierarchies, had the company wished to retain him. The role of editing newspapers remains essentially the same, however job titles and staff seniorities may be configured.

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