Posted on April 1, 2016 by staff

BusinessCloud set for revamp under new editor Chris Maguire


BusinessCloud has a new editor and big plans for the future.

Award-winning journalist Chris Maguire has taken over as editor and co-owner of the technology magazine.

The 43-year-old was previously editor of North West Business Insider and has been joined at BusinessCloud by deputy editor Jonathan Symcox, who previously worked at the Mirror, Yahoo and Eurosport.

Maguire said: “Technology touches on all aspects of life and business and BusinessCloud reflects that.

“When I was at the North West Business Insider I wanted to make business accessible and interesting to a wider audience and I want to do the same with BusinessCloud about technology.

“It you want to scale a business or grow it globally you need technology.

“I’ve been a journalist for 25 years but this is the most exciting opportunity of my career.

“We’re busy working on our first issue and on rebuilding our website. Events will also be a big part of the business.”

Andrea Wolfendale has joined BusinessCloud as events director.

Maguire added: “I’m really excited by working with Lawrence Jones, co-founder and CEO of UKFast. He’s an entrepreneur who I’ve admired for a long time.

“Lawrence is as keen as me to keep BusinessCloud separate to UKFast. Watch this space.”

Jones said: “I have known Chris for many years and he is the perfect fit to take the helm of this new opportunity.

“Successful businesses need dynamic people who have the passion and vision to inspire, Chris is one of those rare people I believe in wholeheartedly.”