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Ex-daily journalist to oversee expansion of publisher’s business news title

David Elliott 1A former daily newspaper journalist is to head up the expansion of a regional publisher’s business news brand.

Ex-Belfast Telegraph business editor David Elliott is to oversee the launch of Reach plc’s Business Live website in Northern Ireland.

Business Live was launched by Reach in 2019 to host stories written by business writers from its regional titles around mainland Britain.

David, pictured, already works for Reach’s Belfast Live site as host of its business podcast ‘How I Got Here’.

He will continue in his role as senior client director at communications agency Lanyon Group in addition to his duties with Business Live.

Said David: “Business Live has already established itself as a leading source of business news across the rest of the UK and I am looking forward to expanding that reach in Northern Ireland.

“Companies here have shown huge resilience and innovation over the past few months and we want to bring their stories to life through the Business Live network as the economy picks up pace.”

David, who worked for the Bel Tel between 2008 and 2017, will also be responsible for a weekly email newsletter every Monday

Reach Ireland commercial director Jonathan Eakin said: “We are delighted to launch Business Live in Northern Ireland.

“We felt there was space in the market for a digital-only business platform with agility and relevance which can deliver the news the business community needs.”

He added: “By partnering with David Elliott, with the experience and credibility he brings, we believe we have the right content and tone to make this a success in the market.”