The Group is led by chief executive Danny Cammiade, who has been working with the company since 2015, and vice chairman Wendy Craig – a Tindle stalwart of more than 30 years’ standing.
With 40 years’ industry experience, Danny brings a wealth of knowledge to Tindle, both from his time running multi-location newspaper businesses and more recently from holding advisory and non-executive roles for international and UK companies.
In the summer of 2017, Tindle announced a number of changes to its management structure, following the appointment of Owen Tindle as chairman. At that time, Sir Ray passed on the baton to his son, while taking up the position of president.
Owen, 60, runs the successful Oxon Hoath Retreat and Conference Centre near Tonbridge in Kent. Back in 1999, he project-managed the renovation of the magnificent 14th century, 28-bedroom country estate and has managed it ever since. Oxon Hoath runs over 80 events each year, including many for the newspaper industry.
Owen began his newspaper career in the 1970s, working as a photographer for the Farnham Herald, Kensington News & Post and the Tenby Observer – one of the many newspapers Sir Ray has saved over a number of decades after the previous owners announced its closure.
“I also established a computerised typesetting and production department for the Biggin Hill News Group from scratch and managed the department for two years, producing around 144 pages a week,” recalls Owen.
Local names, faces and places have always been our president’s mantra. Sir Ray Tindle says: “I’m still convinced that, because we give local news in detail which nobody else does, that there will always be a demand for the local newspaper. But it has to be a newspaper full of local content. If it’s got detail, it’s got what local newspaper readers need.”