Posted on March 23, 2016 by staff

Meet the BusinessCloud team


BusinessCloud has big plans for the future.

Technology permeates every aspect of our lives and is now essential for companies seeking sustained growth.

The revamped publication aims to demystify tech for a business audience – covering everything from the Internet of Things and Big Data to AI and the UK’s digital clusters.

A bi-monthly magazine and new-look website will be supported by public events and roundtable discussions.

New editor and co-owner Chris Maguire is an award-winning journalist who served as editor of North West Business Insider for four years and edited the Chorley and Leyland Guardian before that.

An accomplished public speaker, his idea of dressing down on Fridays is to take off his tie… and that’s it!

Joining him is deputy editor Jonathan Symcox, who led news production at Mirror Online for two and half years after seven years working on the Eurosport/Yahoo website.

Outside work he is as likely to be found engrossed in a Commodore 64 game as a PlayStation 4 title…

Andrea Wolfendale is our precious events director and was formerly in charge of all Insider events nationwide – a whopping 100+ annually. After a decade at Insider she joined Business Growth Hub where she built the events programme.

Don’t be put off by her slender physique – she knows how to wield a kettlebell!

BusinessCloud is co-owned by UKFast co-founder and CEO Lawrence Jones, with the new business based out of its state-of-the-art Manchester campus.

It is to be distributed nationally.