Business News Wales has announced a major new appointment within its core team as Chris Kelsey takes up the role of Editor, bringing a wealth of business journalism experience to the news platform.
In addition to the appointment of Mr Kelsey, Beth Perry joins the team as Editorial Assistant.
Mr Kelsey joins the team having worked as deputy to the business editor of the Western Mail and Walesonline. He also edited the regular Business in Wales magazine and the weekly Country and Farming supplement of the Western Mail and was previously editorial coordinator for the Go Green environmental supplement.
Ms Perry recently completed her MA Degree in International Public Relations and Communications at Cardiff University. She has a strong sense of all things digital, and a fresh perspective that will encourage new ways of working, building upon the strong foundations at Business News Wales. Ms Perry is also a fluent Welsh speaker.
The changes come as Business News Wales brings in new investment following a year of steady growth that includes working with over 70 of Wales’ largest brands.
Led by Managing Director, Mark Powney, Business News Wales recently secured £200,000 funding to enable the business to recruit a new editor, sales team and expand on the services it currently offers to clients, including the ability to provide a new add-on product suite.
Mark Powney commented:
“Chris will certainly raise the bar in terms of our editorial quality and will ultimately enable the team to cover more in-depth industry subjects and topics. Demand for our in-house content and editorial support service for clients is increasing ten-fold and will certainly be complemented by the experience Chris will bring to the team.
“Beth joined us on a work experience placement, then on an internship and excelled at every stage. Her attention to detail and passion for the industry is exemplary and we are looking forward to bringing out the best in her. Building relationships with Journalism schools in Wales is key to our development particularly as we are driven to buck the trend of redundancies in this sector.”
Chris Kelsey said:
“I am delighted to be working at Business News Wales. It is a matchless resource providing a daily digest of up-to-the minute news and comment to businesses in Wales. I look forward to working with the highly skilled and professional team as they seek to keep Welsh businesses abreast of the latest developments on the business scene, and in particular with the newly appointed editorial assistant Beth Perry.”
Beth Perry said:
“I have grown naturally into the role of editorial assistant at Business News Wales from my initial placement and I am thrilled to be able to start my career path at such a reputable company. I am eager to learn from Chris Kelsey and the rest of the team at this exciting time as the media landscape in Wales continues to evolve. “