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Ex-daily journalist steps up to take on editor role

Mike Ribbeck 1A former regional daily journalist has stepped up to take on the editorship of a specialist business title.

Mike Ribbeck has been unveiled as the new editor of South West Business Insider after his predecessor David Clensy left to take up a new job elsewhere.

Mike, pictured, joined Insider as its deputy editor last year.

He previously worked at the Bristol Post and Western Daily Press in a number of roles including business editor for both titles.

David, also formerly of the Post and WDP, is now a senior copywriter n the global marketing team at professional services firm Buro Happold.

In an editorial introducing himself to readers, Mike wrote: “There has been a changing of the guard at Insider this summer with our former editor David Clensy moving on after four years at the helm.

“I am incredibly proud to be taking over from him, and as the region continues to reopen I am looking forward to getting out across the South West to meet our readers.

“I am also very much looking forward to hearing all of the great success stories across the region and would encourage people to get in touch with me over the coming weeks and months.”