Trinity Mirror North East Commercial Editor Angela Upex has been appointed Editorial Director of Gateshead-based publisher Kingfisher Visitor Guides.
Upex had previously been assistant editor and head of features at Newcastle daily The Chronicle during an association with Trinity Mirror that went back more than 20 years.
Kingfisher publishes specialist visitor guides which are placed in the bedrooms of upmarket hotels across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The company was founded by former national newspaper sports writer Colin Cameron in 2006 following the sale of his contract publishing business to Bob Geldof’s Ten Alps.
He said: “I’m delighted that Angela has agreed to join us. She came very highly recommended and has an impressive record in her various successful roles at Trinity Mirror.
“I know she’s going to maintain and improve on the high editorial standards for which we’re known, and put her stamp on our digital offer – we’ve put a lot of effort into the design and functionality of our new website, and it is proving popular as an additional platform with our advertisers.”
Upex added: “I am delighted to be joining Kingfisher Visitor Guides at a time when they are driving the business towards further expansion.
“We have a great team of experienced staff and I’m looking forward to developing project opportunities using my industry experience and contacts to ensure that the business goes from strength to strength.”
Upex also sits on the Women’s Advisory Board of the North East Chamber of Commerce.