DAILY Business, the Edinburgh-based news website, is marking its first birthday by announcing additions to the editorial team.
Dominic Jeff, a former business reporter at The Scotsman, will be joining as a contributing news reporter.
Richard Leeson, a renowned investment adviser and commentator, joins as senior money writer.
The site also embraces the arts and other lifestyle topics and will be expanding its coverage via award-winning comedian, Vladimir McTavish (aka Paul Sneddon).
He wrote a well-received daily preview of acts to see during the Edinburgh Festival and will be providing regular features on the arts and entertainment scene.
Terry Murden, founder and editor of Daily Business, said: “Already, Daily Business has become established as the website of choice for those wanting up-to-date breaking news and opinion, not just on the core business and political issues of the day, but on a wider spectrum of topics.
“Advertisers and sponsors have helped maintain progress and further opportunities to expand the site’s offerings are under consideration.”
Among the key highlights during the year was the site’s hugely successful coverage of both of the Chancellor’s Budgets with full sponsorship backing and a team of up to seven writers contributing to live coverage of each event.
Daily Business has broken a number of exclusive stories, from the appointment of the new CBI Scotland director and Innis & Gunn’s plans for a new brewery, to a recent series about FanDuel.
Daily Business is also playing a key role in the community:
In April, the first event for Daily Business Events was held at the offices of Burness Paull. This sell-out summit on alternative finance was attended by more than 80 people and was chosen by the new director of CBI Scotland as the occasion to deliver his maiden speech.
In July, Daily Business was the media partner for the Polar Academy, a charity to help young people, which was celebrated at a lunch in St Andrews during the Open golf tournament.
Networking and entertainment
In August, the first Daily Business Summer Party provided an evening of entertainment and networking for 180 guests from the media and wider business community.
During the year, Daily Business has campaigned on issues from litter and road repairs to supermarket food waste and help for small firms. It produced a ten-point manifesto for government and a further list of ten points that would help start-ups. This will be compared with the recommendations from government adviser, Michelle Mone, when she completes her inquiry.
Terry Murden states: “It has been a fantastic first year for Daily Business and there is more to come. This is just the start of an exciting journey for a new and independent media which is providing a platform to be creative and build added services.”
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