The current holder of the Business and Financial Writer of the Year title at the Scottish Press Awards has been appointed editor of a new, quarterly business magazine.
Freelance writer and journalist Kenny Kemp has been appointed as editor of BQ Scotland.
From the same publishers as BQ Magazine – which has editions already operating in the North-East of England and in Yorkshire – BQ Scotland is scheduled to launch its first issue in the middle of next month. Its publisher is Room501 Publishing.
Says Edinburgh-based Kemp: “I’m delighted to be appointed the Scottish editor. BQ has already built a reputation for its great writing and the quality of its production. I know we can make BQ Scotland a must-read for business people in Scotland.
“The magazine will provide the inside track on what drives Scotland’s leading businesses, business people and entrepreneurs and will offer a unique and refreshing mix of business news and commentary from leading business people and profiles of Scotland’s most inspirational entrepreneurs; a quarterly magazine you’ll find useful and enjoyable.”
Kemp has worked on Fleet Street with the London Evening Standard, spent ten years on The Scotsman, and was the founding business editor of the Sunday Herald.
He has been Scotland’s Business Writer of the Year three times.
Six years ago, he won the WH Smith Business Book of the Year for co-writing Go: An Airline Adventure, with Barbara Cassani. He has written five other books, including Flight of the Titans, about Boeing and Airbus, Inspirational Scotland, a portrait of Scotland’s entrepreneurs; Be A Winner, with Richard Orr, for the Winning Scotland Foundation; and his recent book is Be Silent or Be Killed, about Roger Hunt the RBS banker caught in the Mumbai massacre. He is also undertaking work with Karren Brady of The Apprentice fame.
BQ Scotland will publish in September, December, March and June each year.
7500 copies will be mailed to a named database, with a further 2500 copies distributed strategically to key business centres, hotels and business support and development agencies across Scotland.