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Ex-weekly editor joins business magazine in senior role

Cherry MartinA former regional editor has taken up a senior role with a national business publication.

Business Matters has announced the appointment of former Docklands News editor Cherry Martin as associate editor.

Cherry, pictured, began her career on the London-based News in 2003 and was promoted to the top job there within three months.

She later moved into investigative journalism and has also pursued travel and lifestyle writing for glossy magazines.

Cherry said: “Working as a freelancer for ten years, as well as supporting start-ups with direction and tone, I have seen first-hand the vast amount of work, commitment and drive needed to succeed in any industry.

“Aside from learning how to interpret words and their many meanings on a much higher level, one of the most important lessons from my law degree has been the importance of verified facts when writing.

“I view journalism as a service to the public, not as means to twist events and opinions, and our readers value that.

“I feel it is of vital importance for all business owners to share their stories to help and inspire others and I am proud to have the chance to tell those stories and make a real difference to UK business.”

Business Matters is a subscription-based monthly which claims just over 50,000 annual subscribers and a print readership of more than 150,000.

Richard Alvin, group director of Business Matters owner Capital Business Media, said: “This is a key role as we look to develop the business and we are delighted to welcome a journalist of the highest calibre.

“Cherry has the journalistic skills and experience to get behind the headlines and tell the story behind the story in the detail that is important to our readers.

“While Cherry is a superb journalist, she is also much more than that and has first-hand commercial and business knowledge that will enhance our coverage.”