New era at Oban Times

The Oban Times - - News -

WYVEX Me­dia has ap­pointed se­nior man­agers to lead its pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing The Oban Times and The Scot­tish Field into a new era.

Keith McIn­tyre joins the com­pany as the Group Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor, Nicky Mur­phy has joined the com­pany as Ad­ver­tis­ing Di­rec­tor Des­ig­nate and com­pany ac­coun­tant Ge­orge Gra­ham has been named as Group Finance Di­rec­tor.

Wyvex Me­dia Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Alis­ter Ben­nett wel­comed the new man­age­ment team: ‘We are de­lighted to have peo­ple of the cal­i­bre of Keith and Nicky join­ing to as­sist in the com­pa­nies fu­ture devel­op­ment.

‘We have also pro­moted two long-serv­ing mem­bers of staff with Ge­orge’s well- de­served pro­mo­tion and in Fiona’s new role within the com­pany.

‘Th­ese ap­point­ments will fur­ther strengthen the po­si­tion of Wyvex Me­dia within the Scot­tish pub­lish­ing in­dus­try.’

Keith has a back­ground in se­nior man­age­ment roles at a num­ber of pub­lish­ers in­clud­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at Tweed­dale Press and the Scot­tish mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor at John­ston Press’. Most re­cently Keith was worked for Ro­manes Pub­lish­ing with roles as Pub­lish­ing Di­rec­tor and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of a num­ber of the groups ti­tles.

Nicky has ‘come home’ to Oban af­ter de­vel­op­ing a num­ber of suc­cess­ful projects in both Ar­gyll and through­out Scot­land. Nicky was pre­vi­ously head of ad­ver­tis­ing for Wyvex Me­dia.

Ge­orge Gra­ham has been pro­moted to the role of Group Finance Di­rec­tor and takes up his role with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. Ge­orge has been with the com­pany for more than 18 years.

Fiona Ben­nett worked in nurs­ing for a num­ber of years be­fore re­lo­cat­ing to Oban to work with Wyvex Me­dia. She has worked with the com­pany for six years in the var­i­ous de­part­ments that she will now of­fer strate­gic HR and per­son­nel sup­port too.

The Scot­tish-based pub­lish­ers em­ploys more than 80 mem­bers of staff in its west coast and Ed­in­burgh of­fices.

It pub­lishes up­wards of 100 dif­fer­ent prod­ucts an­nu­ally and has re­cently ex­panded its busi­ness-to-busi­ness, mag­a­zine and tourism de­part­ments.

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