Archant appoints Willis as CEO

Regional publisher Archant has named Lorna Willis as chief executive officer. Willis has been with the company for the past 11 years, joining as digital sales director, Archant Anglia. She then served as client strategy and solutions director at Archant Dialogue. She has also held numerous roles at the publisher, including digital development director, executive […]

Insurance Insider hires Robinson as news desk editor

Jim Robinson has joined Insurance Insider as a news desk editor. Previously, he was group editor for the South West at Archant, responsible for a portfolio of six weekly newspapers and three monthly magazines. He was also editor-in-chief of Luxembourg Times and has worked as a news editor at both Investment and Pensions Europe and […]

Former FT editor Barber among others to acquire The New European

The New European, a weekly publication owned by Archant, has been bought by its management and investors including the former heads of the BBC and the Financial Times. These include Mark Thompson, the former BBC director-general and chief executive of the New York Times; Lionel Barber, the former editor of the FT; and Taavet Hinrikus, […]

Archant editor Powles campaigns to highlight why journalism matters

David Powles, editor of Archant, Eastern Daily Press and Evening News sent out the following excerpt note: Journalism Matters. That’s the title of an annual campaign that kicks off again this week; a chance for the news media industry to shout about the good work we do for our regions and for our society as […]

Archant to invest in local firms

Regional publisher Archant is planning on investing in local businesses with the launch of Archant Ventures, a new initiative aimed at offering firms marketing and advertising support in return for a small equity stake in their business. The move is thought to be an industry first. Kieran Miles, a former Barclays Entrepreneur of the Year, […]