Former Manchester Evening News business editor Shelina Begum has joined TheBusinessDesk.com as North West editor.
Begum, who has featured in the Northern Power Women’s Power 50 list, has held roles across several Reach titles including The Asian News, Rochdale Observer and Oldham Advertiser. She joined the M.E.N’s features team in 2009, moved onto the business desk a year later and became business editor of the M.E.N and its business title, Greater Manchester Business Week.
Alex Turner, joint managing director of TheBusinessDesk.com, said: “Shelina’s wealth of experience will further strengthen the North West team and her appointment reinforces our market-leading position for North West business news.
“She joins us at an exciting time for the business, ahead of our major virtual conference, Invest North, later this month and as we prepare for a busy and exciting few months ahead.”
Begum added: “I am passionate about the business community in the North West and I’m excited at the opportunity to work with a great team of business writers and editors to bring the latest business news to our audience.”