Sales manager from Newsquest Herald & Evening Times Liz Hamilton to join The Drum

Liz Hamilton, sales manager for newspaper publisher Newsquest Herald & Evening Times is to join the Carnyx Group, publisher of The Drum, as business development director.

Hamilton, who has held her current role at Newsquest since 2007 will take up her new post in January.

The role will see Hamilton oversee the sales team at the business as it continues to build it online base and geographic reach. She takes over from Jayne Nicholson who has left to return to her roots at The Northern Echo.

Tim Blott, managing director of Newsquest Herald & Evening Times, commented: “I thank Liz for all she has done for us and wish her every success at The Drum.”

Gordon Young, editor of The Drum, commented: “We are delighted that Liz is coming on board. She joins us at a key time as we expand our range of services and geographic reach. Her experience in first rate organisations such as Newsquest means she has the skills to help take this business to the next level.”

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