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At, we offer the news you want when you want it. Across our four regions - North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands - you will find exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community.

Yorkshire - key contacts


Editor - Alex Turner

Alex TurnerAlex joined TheBusinessDesk in November 2014 as its Yorkshire Editor.

He started his career running the media department of St Helens Rugby League Club before moving into journalism, where he specialised in business at the Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Daily Post newspapers. Alex then spent three years as the operations director of education business Ambitious Minds before crossing the Pennines to return to journalism with

Tel: 0113 394 4321, Email:

Deputy Editor - Clare Burnett

Clare Burnett

Clare joined as Deputy Editor in Yorkshire in March 2015.

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Clare joined Bdaily business news. As Yorkshire Editor she launched the online publication in the region, before being promoted to Editor overseeing its expansion into four more regions, as well as developing the social media strategy for the business.

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Chairman - Mark Hales

Mark HalesMark is a highly experienced entrepreneur, angel and technology investor and is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs.

As well as being chairman of, Mark is also founder and chairman of Oxygen Accelerator, providing a 13 week bootcamp for technology entrepreneurs.

He is also non-executive chairman of Launch48, which brings together people of all skill sets and experiences to create ideas, build products and launch their own start-up.

Other roles include being chairman of Optimo Care Group a domiciliary care provider based in the north.

Mark was chief executive of Claimar Care Group until 2009. When he joined in 1999, turnover was around £250,000 a year. During a 10 year period the business grew to be the fourth largest provider in its market with turnover of around £65m. It sold to Housing 21 in 2009 for an enterprise value of £40.5m.
Mark is passionate about arts and culture and is a trustee of Birmingham Hippodrome Development Trust.

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Commercial Director - Lee-J Walker


Lee-J Walker is an experienced sales manager who has worked across the UK and the Middle East within the world of on-line advertising and recruitment.

Prior to joining the, Lee-J was based in Dubai working for the $22bn turnover global recruitment company Manpower Inc as the regional group sales manager for the Gulf. He covered six countries and nine offices and helped to launch two new business lines in the region. His experience before this was also working as a regional director for SAON where he assisted in the creation of the group's Middle East business.

Returning back home to the UK in early 2010, Lee-J has headed up business development for in the North West and West Midlands and now manages all commercial operations for the company. 

Tel: 0780 708 3544, Email:

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