Scott Wood has been appointed Managing Director for leading independent local news Group Tindle Newspapers Limited.
Mr Wood takes on his new role with immediate effect at the community-based digital and print news publisher, which has titles stretching from the Isle of Man to Launceston in Cornwall.
Mr Wood had been Group Publishing Director for Tindle Newspapers Limited since September 2020, having previously been a Regional Executive Director for 13 years.
Upon starting his new role, Scott said he was excited at the opportunities ahead. “I am delighted to become Managing Director at a time when Tindle is evolving to engage with readers and advertisers across a compelling portfolio of digital platforms and trusted print titles.
“As a publisher with staff based firmly at the heart of our communities, we provide the perfect solution in each local market, whether it be through print, online or social. There has never been a greater thirst for local news and at Tindle Newspapers we are developing modern and relevant offerings based on our traditional strengths of staying connected, being involved, caring about, and participating in local communities”
Tindle Group Chairman Owen Tindle said: “I am delighted that Scott has been appointed Managing Director. Scott knows our business and has already demonstrated how to build upon its rich heritage of all things local. We are evolving to meet the changing needs of our customers and Scott’s leadership role is one of a number of appointments that supports our strategy of sustaining local journalism in the markets we serve.”
Tindle Newspapers Ltd is one of the largest privately-owned media companies in the UK, with newspapers and news websites covering communities in Cornwall, Devon, Isle of Man, Somerset, Surrey, and Wales. The Group also owns market leading radio stations in the Channel Islands and Ireland.