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NWN Media managing director to step down after Newsquest acquisition


David Faulkner, managing director of NWN Media, is to step down a month after the regional publisher’s acquisition by rival Newsquest.

David Faulkner


NWN’s 13-title portfolio includes the daily Leader (covering Wrexham and Flintshire) and weeklies including the Chester Standard, North Wales Pioneer, Powys County Times, Denbighshire Free Press, Whitchurch Herald and North Wales Chronicle.

The family-owned group, which can trace its history back to the 1830s, reported a revenue of £14.6m for the 12 months to March 2016, its most recent recorded results, with a profit of £620,000.

Faulkner, who has been at NWN for nine years, will leave his role at the end of the month.

He’ll be replaced by Nick Fellows, managing director of Newsquest North West.

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