Editor seeks change of direction

Northrop to step down from top role at Insider

Alasdair NorthropAlasdair Northrop, editor of Scottish Business Insider, has decided to step down from the role after 15 years at the helm.

Apart from editing the Trinity Mirror-owned magazine he has become a familiar figure on business breakfast and black tie circuit, presenting at seminars and the many awards events organised by the company.

He said that he was looking for a change of direction and after training as a tour guide he has set up a business offering tours around Scotland.

“I am proud of what I have done at Insider but it is time for a change,” he said. He will leave at the end of March.

Prior to moving to Scotland, he was business editor of the Manchester Evening News for seven years and, before that, held a similar role at the Western Daily Press in Bristol.

His career started as a sub-reporter on the Marlborough Times in 1978. He was Business Journalist of the Year title in the BT Regional Press and Broadcast awards in 1996.

> Victoria Masterson, a freelance writer, is joining the business desk at The Herald which yesterday announced that a further 25 jobs will be axed.




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