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North East Times strengthens editorial team

Multi-channel publishing company North East Times has welcomed a business journalist and a digital journalist to support ongoing growth

Steven Hugill has joined the Gosforth-based company as business journalist, supporting editor, Alison Cowie. Steven is an experienced news and business reporter, having worked for more than ten years in regional press.

After beginning his career at the Scarborough Evening News, Steven moved to The Northern Echo, where, as business editor, he oversaw print and digital coverage that included exclusive content, interviews with high-profile politicians and industry leaders, and the launch of new publications to champion the North East’s business success stories.

Steven commented: “I’m thrilled to have joined the team at North East Times, and I am looking forward to working with the team to build on the already established independent editorial features, and working with the publication’s advertisers and partners.”

In addition, North East Times has also strengthened the team with a digital journalist, Richard Dawson.

Richard recently graduated from Newcastle University with an international political economy MA, and is a well-rounded writer who has contributed to a several print and on-line publications on a range of issues from politics and current affairs to culture and technology.

Richard’s will support the editorial team with content for both print and digital platforms.

Editor of North East Times, Alison Cowie said: “Since relaunching North East Times in November 2015, the title has gone from strength-to-strength and we have established a stellar reputation thanks to our combination of inspiring business and lifestyle content, guaranteed 7000 monthly print run, independent editorial features and striking portrait photography.

“I’m thrilled to welcome both Steven and Richard to the editorial team, who will have an integral role in the future development of the company.”

Photo caption, left to right: Steven Hugill, Alison Cowie and Richard Dawson