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Entrepreneur launches national new-look technology magazine

Article date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:21 GMT

Lawrence Jones and Chris Maguire

Cloud computing entrepreneur Lawrence Jones MBE is joining forces with Chris Maguire, editor of the North West Business Insider to produce a new-look national business technology magazine.

Jones, founder and CEO of UKFast commented: "I have known Chris for many years and he is the perfect fit to take the helm of this new opportunity. Successful businesses need dynamic people who have the passion and vision to inspire, Chris is one of those rare people I believe in wholeheartedly."

Jones continued: "With mobile devices and tech changing the way we search for information, it is becoming harder to find effective places for businesses to interact with their audiences. Business Cloud is as much about events, and face-to-face engagement as it is about what's happening in the UK tech economy. Chris is the perfect front man for both these areas."

The publication is initially intended to be bimonthly with the focus firmly on "technology for a business audience".

It is based out of UKFast's Manchester Campus and is to be distributed nationally.

Jones said, "It's a completely separate entity from the fast-growing cloud computing company UKFast and whilst I am passionate about writing, Chris has all the skills and proven track record to take Business Cloud to a whole new level."

Jones said: "In my opinion Chris is one of the country's best editors and has a real passion for technology and business. As well as this he is one of the best events hosts I've worked with and has a unique style of his own. I'm hugely excited to be going into business with someone who is as passionate about technology as I am."

Maguire joined Insider in January 2012 and in his first year won the title of Business Journalist of the Year at the O2 Media Awards. A year later Insider won the Specialist Publication of the Year accolade at the 2013 O2 Media Awards.

During his time at Insider, Maguire forged a reputation for being a campaigning journalist and a passionate supporter of women in business. Prior to joining Insider he was the editor of the Chorley and Leyland Guardian for nearly six years, overseeing a significant circulation rise. A journalist for 25 years, Maguire has previously worked for a number of papers including the Daily Mail and Yorkshire Evening Post.

Maguire is currently working out his notice with North West Insider and takes up his post at Business Cloud in March.

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