M.E.N Staff Business Mag Adam Jupp Pic by Steve Allen MEN-BUS

Pic by Steve Allen

Adam Jupp is leaving his role as head of business at The Manchester Evening News to take up the newly-created post of head of external affairs at Manchester Airport.

He will oversee the work of the press office, public affairs and community teams at the airport.

Jupp joined the MEN in November 2010, moving from his native north east, where he was previously chief reporter for the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal. As head of business for MEN Media, he oversaw all of its business coverage, including Greater Manchester Business Week, the business pages of the MEN and its online content.

In his new role, Jupp will sit on the airport’s Senior Leadership Team and report to Ken O’Toole, managing director of Manchester Airport. He will take up his post in November.

O’Toole said: “Adam will bring with him an extensive knowledge of our business and the external issues and audiences that we engage with on a daily basis.

“As the airport continues to go from strength-to-strength, it is more important than ever that we are able to communicate in the most effective means possible our thinking and interact with the stakeholders who have a vested interest in what we do.”

Jupp said: “I am delighted to be joining Manchester Airport at such an exciting time in its evolution. There are few, if any, more important businesses to the economic health of the region and the North of England as a whole.

“It sits at the heart of the biggest issues affecting the North West, ranging from devolution and progress towards creating a Northern Powerhouse to delivering the road, rail and aviation infrastructure needed to unlock its true potential.

“Most importantly, as the airport prospers, every person living in Greater Manchester benefits due to the nature of its ownership and it will be great to be a part of that.

“It has been a privilege to work for some of the nation’s most respected news brands, including my home-town paper and, most recently, the MEN, which is now the most read regional title in the UK.

“I have loved my time as a frontline journalist and have worked with some great people over the years but am extremely excited about this new challenge.”