Business Leader Interview
Business Leader Interview
A Letter from Tim Brooks, Chair of PPA Business
We are very pleased to welcome Tim Brooks, former CEO of BMJ, as the new Chair of the PPA Business Board, the committee that drives activity for the PPA's Business Media members. In this article, Tim explains why he took on the role, and why connecting with each other is so valuable for companies in this rapidly-evolving, diverse sector.
Business Leader: Stuart Strachan, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
IHS Markit employs over 5,000 analysts and experts who deliver valuable content and data to industries as diverse as finance, energy, and transportation. Stuart Strachan, Vice President of Maritime & Trade, reveals where the newly-merged operation expects growth to come from, and why being different is the key to customer success.
Interview: Jenni Middleton, Editor of Nursing Times
On June 30, Jenni Middleton won the coveted PPA Award for Business Media Editor of the Year. The accolade was the culmination of six years' hard work on the Nursing Times brand where she has made a huge impact, introducing new products and keeping the interests of the audience at the heart of everything. Here, Jenni speaks about the rewards of working with nurses and the approach that has brought the title such success in 2016.
Business Leader Interview: Robert Marr of Metropolis International
Established in 1994, Metropolis International is a fast-growing media and technology group that owns brands such as Property Week, Packaging News and What Mortgage. CEO Robert Marr talks about organic growth, acquisition targets, and narrowly avoiding disaster at the Grosvenor.
Business Leader Interview: Stuart Hall, Managing Director at Zinc Media
Having helped grow the Institutional Finance and Benefits portfolio from scratch at Newsquest Specialist Media, Stuart Hall is now two years into his career at Ten Alps, which has recently re-branded to Zinc Media. PPA Business Media Manager Caroline Cronin chats to Stuart about the radical changes that have been made over the past two years, and specifically how Zinc Media approaches audience engagement.
Interview: Lucinda Dann, Utility Week, Faversham House
Having studied textile design at Nottingham Trent University and enjoyed a two-year stint as a wallpaper designer, Lucinda Dann decided she needed a career change. She applied for, and was accepted on to, the internship programme at Faversham House and eight months later was offered a permanent position. We talk to Lucinda about the rapid progress she has made in her B2B career, which reached new heights on March 9 when she was named New Business Journalist of the Year at the 2016 PPA New Talent Awards.
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