2020 is set to be a busy year for the Welsh independent publisher as the business begins to raise the level of its news production capabilities and feature opportunities.
Following a trial launch of dedicated news platforms in the Manufacturing and Transport sectors, the firm is set to launch an additional 12 niche news channels over the coming weeks. Furthermore, a new in-house content production facility is being made available to existing clients to include written news features and a variety of audio production support services.
The changes at Business News Wales will be headed up by Chris Kelsey who joined the team as a consultant in November 2018 and who now moves into a full-time editor position. Having worked as deputy to the business editor of the Western Mail and WalesOnline, Chris brings a new editorial structure to the business, which will also include a forward features calendar.
The move comes at an exciting time for the business following a string of new client wins and a tremendous increase in its audience engagement.
Mark Powney, Managing Director, commented:
It’s a very exciting time in the content market as the news industry continues to develop. It’s been a fascinating few months analysing our audience and what is clear is that news reading habits are changing at a faster rate than many are predicting.
Demand for our in-house content and editorial support service for clients has increased ten-fold and it’s imperative we have a facility to support customers. The launch of our sections demonstrates our commitment to the business community in Wales and is a natural evolution following the business’ transformation and scale up over the last 12 months.
Chris Kelsey, Editor, commented:
The news industry has developed at a fast rate over the last decade and continues to do so. The new editorial calendar and services we are launching at Business News Wales fits with what the industry is demanding and I am looking forward to growing our news coverage over the coming months.