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Steve Hall, the former editor-in-chief for Reach in the East Midlands has joined Purpose Media as a non-executive director.

Hall has over 37 years of experience in journalism and running businesses and news operations across eight sites, including Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. He was named UK Editor of the Year in 2011, and twice won the UK Regional Newspaper of the Year awards. Other current non-executive director roles include Marketing Derby where he is also the publisher of Innovate magazine.

His role at Purpose Media is to help and support the management team to ensure all activity is measured and effective. He will also oversee special projects that support our future ambitions led by Managing Director Matt Wheatcroft, and fellow directors Tim Lenton and Claudio Davanzo.

Matt Wheatcroft and Steve Hall

Hall said: “I have long been an admirer of Purpose Media’s reputation for excellence and I’m particularly impressed by everyone’s commitment to gaining a deep understanding of client needs and maintaining a laser focus on generating impressive results. They’ve done brilliantly during lockdown to maintain and build their business and there is a steely determination to come out of restrictions in a stronger position by investing in the team and niche marketing programmes.

“I am delighted to be joining a company which is packed full of energy, talent, creativity and ambition, and I hope to guide future decisions in order to capitalise on the current high demand for digital marketing skills.”

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