Wirral's Newhall Publishing appoints Commercial Director

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by David Prior

Wirral-based Newhall Publishing has appointed Andy Phelan as Commercial Director.

The new role will combine the management of the company’s media sales operation and new business development.

Phelan was previously Commercial Director for Liverpool City Region with Reach Plc, publishers of the Liverpool Echo, and was formerly the Publishing Director for Archant’s northern magazine portfolio, which includes Cheshire and Lancashire Life.

Managing director Christine Blackford said: “We are delighted to welcome Andy to Newhall at a very interesting and challenging time for the industry. We are continuing to deliver client work, win new work and develop new ideas and Andy has a key role to play within our operation.”

Newhall has also promoted Anita Comerford to Publishing Director, Gareth Evans to Creative Director, Helen Etheridge to Managing Editor, Heather Borrett to Senior Media Sales Consultant, Sally Evans to Features Writer, Stephen Dobbie to Reprographics Pre-Press Operator and Robyn Barr to Digital Media Manager.

The family-owned business publishes titles including Candis Magazine and Boughton's Coffee House.