Jim has significant experience in the advertising and communications industry, having spent over 10 years in some of the sectors’ leading marketing and communications groups, as well as significant digital transformation projects. Since his appointment in August 2019, Jim has developed and communicated a clear strategic vision for the future of the business, and the Board considers his continuing leadership critical to the execution of the strategy.
Some of Jim’s previous appointments include Group CEO of Ladbrokes Coral plc and Ladbrokes plc; Chief Operating Officer of William Hill Online; and Director of Digital Strategy and Product Management at News International.
James Joseph Mullen is a Scottish businessman, the chief executive of Reach plc, the UK’s largest commercial news publisher, with titles including the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and InYourArea. He is the former CEO of Ladbrokes, the high street betting chain
Our purpose, to serve communities as champions, campaigners and change makers, remains the same. With a growing focus throughout society on sustainability, authenticity and provenance, our role as a trusted source of news and information, to challenge and hold power to account has never been more important. Our news brands have a long heritage, both at a national and local level, and our award-winning journalism is relied on by millions of people for news, entertainment and sport. Newsrooms sit at the centre of our business, with our editorial teams focused on informing, entertaining and involving our audience. Content is what we do.
We are the UK’s largest commercial, national and regional news publisher About us View our 2021 Annual Report Our purpose We are champions, campaigners and change makers Our purpose Reach in numbers 130+ Print and online brands 10m+ Registered users 42m Monthly unique visitors.
Reach plc is a British newspaper, magazine and digital publisher. It is one of Britain’s biggest newspaper groups, publishing 240 regional papers in addition to the national Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, The Sunday People, Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday as well as the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail and the magazine OK!.
Manchester Evening News
For more than 150 years we have told the stories of the people of what is now known as Greater Manchester, the most important regional city in the UK. For all of these years we have told these stories via the printed word and through photographs. More recently we have also told them through digital means, including video and audio.
Regardless of the means of publication, we have always been committed to reporting the news accurately, fairly and vigorously, holding those in authority to account and campaigning on behalf of the needs and interests of the people of the region. We are not aligned to any political party, we are supporters of the people of Greater Manchester. manchestereveningnews.co.uk is the online edition of the Manchester Evening News.