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Journalist who left daily last year unveiled as editor of regional business title

Shelina BegumA business journalist who left a daily newspaper last year is taking the top job at a regional business news website. has unveiled former Manchester Evening News business editor Shelina Begum as its North West editor.

Shelina, pictured, spent 21 years in regional journalism, including five in the business editor role, before leaving the MEN in September.

In recent months she had run her own company, Shelina Begum Media.

Shelina has also worked at a number of other titles including The Asian News, Rochdale Observer and Oldham Advertiser.

“I am passionate about the business community in the North West and I’m excited at the opportunity to work with a great team of business writers and editors to bring the latest business news to our audience,” she said.

Alex Turner, joint managing director of, said: “Shelina’s wealth of experience will further strengthen the North West team and her and appointment reinforces our market-leading position for North West business news.

“She joins us at an exciting time for the business, ahead of our major virtual conference, Invest North, later this month and as we prepare for a busy and exciting few months ahead.”