North East Times produces 11 high-quality printed magazines a year that are distributed to businesses leaders and influencers and key business and lifestyle locations across the North East and beyond.
Each 100-plus page North East Times is carefully themed to reflect the region’s economic landscape and combines in- depth interviews and profiles, informed opinion pieces and essential business advice from some of the most successful and emerging business talent with links to the North East.
In addition, each magazine features news, views and interviews dedicated to one of the region’s fastest growing sectors – the Build Environment, while our dedicated Out of Hours section provides the latest lifestyle news and articles from high profile contributors.
When launching the all-new North East Times in October 2015, the team’s aim was to bring an international-feel magazine to a regional audience. As such, each issue is produced to the highest standard, where the editorial is complemented by excellent modern design and exceptional portrait photography.
We look to build on the four-decade history of the North East Times title, while embracing the latest digital innovations to engage, inform and entertain our audience. By publicising the achievements of the individuals, companies and organisations that are impacting the local economy, our aim is to showcase the North East as a vibrant and productive place to work and live. With our modern approach and established legacy, the all-new North East Times strives to be the number one business publication in the region, both on and offline.
Alison is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with more than 10 years’ experience. She has written extensively for a range of digital and print titles, and has managed the delivery of multiple magazines as editor. She is adept at creating engaging copy that informs and entertains its target audience.
Managing Director & Creative Director
Peter was the lead designer at the previous North East Times before leaving the title three years ago to become a senior designer and then creative manager at two prominent marketing companies. He brings this vast experience in print and digital design with him as the creative mind behind the all-new North East Times’ print and digital platforms.
John Duns has over 30 years experience in media, sales, management and marketing. He joined Thomson Regional Newpapers in 1984 and acquired specialist knowledge in advertising and sales management. He became product champion for The Journal newspaper and also ran its business magazine. John then moved into professional services. He helped re-brand law firm Watson Burton and wealth manager Brewin Dolphin.
Martin helped shape the former North East Times for more than a decade as a sales manager and commercial director and now has the opportunity to realise the full extent of his vision for the title as advertising director. He works with clients to develop and create on and o ine media solutions which deliver results.
Business Development Manager
David is an experienced media sales professional having worked on a range of fitness, lifestyle, commercial and trade publications with national and international reach, working with a variety of clients to help launch products and carry out effective marketing campaigns. Having spent time working overseas, predominantly in the US, David is happy to be back home promoting the North East’s business community in a positive manner.
Digital Marketing Manager
Chloe is a digital marketing specialist who began working at North East Times while completing her degree in marketing management. She spent a year at a local marketing agency and has an extensive knowledge of effective social media strategy.
Chris is a highly experienced editorial and commercial photographer who has been commissioned by The Guardian, Little White Lies Magazine, The National Portrait Gallery, BT Broadband, EMI and Virgin Records. He provides the
lead photography for the all-new North East Times, in addition to running his own successful freelance photography business.
Andrew Lowe is an innovative film maker who uses the latest equipment and techniques to create beautifully-crafted and informative lms. Andrew works with North East Times on a freelance basis but has become an integral part of the team as the importance of lm and video becomes ever more prominent in ingregrated marketing strategies.
Rebecca works for North East Times on a part-time basis providing sub editing and editorial assistance. She also edits the technology and culture pages in the Out of Hours section each month.
Chris trained as a journalist with Thomson Newspapers in Newcastle. He edited Newcastle Life for 10 years, the forerunner of North East Times. He has completed journalist missions ‘as far west as Bermuda and east as far as Hong Kong’. He is a specialist property writer having worked as freelance for many national publications including Estates Times, Estates Gazette, Chartered Surveyor Weekly, Property Week and Retail Week.
Digital Marketing Executive
Chloe is working with North East Times on her placement year, curating digital content for Out Of Hours online and social media channels. She is currently studying a Fashion Retail and Enterprise degree at Newcastle College specialising in digital media and fashion marketing.
Key member of the team
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