New supplement to shout up for business

Dave Walsh
Dave Walsh

Welcome to the first edition of Telegraph Business Focus.

Our new monthly publication celebrates the best in business at an exciting time for the local economy – and this newspaper.

After years in the doldrums there are signs that commerce has turned a corner - and this is reflected in the Telegraph’s fortunes too.

Its famous mix of news, food, arts, sport and property has long been complemented by the best business news.

But we felt the time was right to let it shine with a special pull-out supplement published for the first time today.

We’ve been delighted by the instant response from the business community, so much so the supplement filled up straight away and we’ve had to accommodate the overflow on Page 47.

In months to come the plan is to focus on a different business sector each time, to give readers an in-depth insight into the likes of commercial property, engineering and manufacturing, legal, financial and professional services.

The Telegraph, a proud member of the Made in Sheffield club, is riding high with steady newspaper sales and a burgeoning online audience. The website has thousands of visits a day and is up 20 per cent on last year, while reporters are active across social media.

At the same time, our commercial team has a strong claim to be the best in the Sheffield City Region.

The Telegraph Media Group, owned by Johnston Press, has enough digital and print products to permanently raise the profile of even the smallest company. It is involved in all the key business events and regularly interacts with the region’s most important companies and organisations – we have a huge number of contacts in our database.

Advertising manager Marcus Schofield said: “As an alternative to paying a PR firm to write up your good news at great expense simply tell us.

“We know the latest products and we understand our audience. We are the region’s premier media company.”

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