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Regional business journalists join forces to launch new news platform

Regional business journalists have teamed up to launch a new news platform for their patch.

Independent titles Shropshire Business and Shropshire Live have announced the launch of SBLTV Knowledge, which will provide an interactive archive of news, views and top tips for companies across the county.

It comes after Shropshire Business and Shropshire Live teamed up in 2020 to launch Shropshire Business Live TV, a monthly magazine-style show.

Shropshire Business is edited by Carl Jones, who was previously business editor and assistant editor at regional daily the Shropshire Star, while Shropshire Live is edited by Chris Pritchard.

SBLTV presenters Carl Jones  left, and Chris Pritchard reveal the new Knowledge branding

SBLTV presenters Carl Jones left, and Chris Pritchard reveal the new Knowledge branding

The new portal will include a wide range of impartial live, pre-recorded and downloadable content – in written, audio and video form – compiled and moderated by the SBLTV team.

Carl said: “We hope this will be a useful addition to the range of services already on offer from business support agencies across Shropshire.

“This is not about competition, but collaboration.

“We are creating a bespoke, dynamic and editorially independent information sharing portal which can signpost help, advice, partnership working and networking opportunities.

“We want to showcase people’s views on issues such as work-life balance, create a forum for discussion where no-one is judged, and help companies to connect with local suppliers – keeping the ‘Shropshire pound’ here in the county.”

Chris added: “Our monthly SBLTV show will continue to offer a blend of entertainment and information.

“SBLTV Knowledge will complement this by providing a portal for information and impartial tips – delivered by Shropshire businesses, for Shropshire businesses.”