Huddersfield price comparison brand Deals.co.uk has hired SalfordOnline.com founder Tom Rodgers as editor across its brands.

Rodgers, 34, set up the Salford website a decade ago and it had a weekly audience of 35,000 unique users. However, it had to close last October as Rodgers admitted it was no longer financially viable.

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At Deals.co.uk, he is tasked with redesigning content strategy and bringing in broadband, phone and technology exclusives. He is also starting to build a team of freelance journalists.

The Deals.co.uk brands include BroadbandDeals.co.uk and mobile comparison site SIMOnlyDeals.co.uk. Rodgers joins at a period of growth for the Huddersfield firm as it seeks to rollout at least three further price comparison sites over the next six months.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining a profitable brand which is already making strong headway in the consumer market. Price comparison is a market dominated by international brands but we move quickly, we provide top quality customer service and now our news and content is on point.”

MD Ben Tibbits added: “Tom came to us with a stellar CV and has already proved to be a great addition to our agile team. We’re looking forward to pushing on and using his experience to build great products which really work for the consumer.”