Business Leader targets Northern growth after fresh investment

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott, CEO of The Ascot Group

Business Leader has strengthened its presence in the North of England with a new office and its first managerial appointment in the region.

The title originated in the South West, but has since grown into a national title with a loyal and growing readership of CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs across the country.

That has been backed by new office and staff investment, as well as a growing portfolio of nationally-renowned business events – with more to follow later this year and in 2021.

Andrew Scott, founder and CEO of Business Leader’s parent company the Ascot Group, says the latest investment is a signal of intent for the brand’s continued growth.

He said: “I’m really pleased to confirm Business Leader Magazine has strengthened its base in the North with a new office in Media City in Manchester.

“We have also appointed our new Relationship Manager Rich Brady who will be working with our editorial and BD teams, supporting events in the Midlands/North and connecting entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, advisors and professionals across the region.

“Business Leader Magazine is now the UK’s leading publication, digital platform and events company for ambitious business leaders and high growth, scaling companies.”

New recruit Rich says he’s spent his first weeks in the role meeting high-profile business figures all across the North of England, and he’s excited by the energy and opportunities he has found.

He said: “I’ve been following the progress of Business Leader for a number of years. It’s been really impressive to see it grow from strength to strength.

Rich Brady, Business Leader's newest recruit.

Rich Brady, Business Leader’s newest recruit.

“I’m now four weeks in and I’ve already met with dozens of business leaders doing incredible things, right across the region. There’s so much going on!

“Andrew and Oli (Ballard, Business Leader Director) have ambitious plans for the future and I’m hugely excited to be a part of that.”

Rich’s arrival follows Simon Angear’s appointment as Business Leader Editor in November.