TheBusinessDesk West Midlands, the new online business news service headed by former Birmingham Post editor Marc Reeves, has gone live.
Reeves is described on the site as "launch editor of the West Midlands service". Deputy editor is another ex-Birmingham Post journalist, Duncan Tift who was the paper's deputy business editor. Tift has also worked for the Wolverhampton-based Express &Star.
TheBusinessDesk.com was launched by former Yorkshire Post business editor David Parkin in 2007. It launched in the North West in September 2008 headed by former Manchester Evening News business editor Chris Barry.
The West Midlands site describes itself as: "Insightful, thought-provoking and always relevant, TheBusinessDesk.com is the only website dedicated to West Midlands business news."
It says it will offer:
- The news you want when you want it (to your PC, PDA, mobile and BlackBerry);
- Authoritative articles on issues relevant to the region;
- Interviews with key figures in the West Midlands business community;
- Online exclusives;
- Searchable archive.
- Our team of award-winning journalists includes former regional business editors and published business authors.