Tweeddale Press managing director takes on new role

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STUART Birkett, the managing director of Tweeddale Press Group – owner of the Berwick Advertiser and Berwickshire News – has taken up a new role within parent company Johnston Press.

A Berwick resident, Mr Birkett was North East Press managing director for seven years before Tweeddale Press was added to his remit a year ago. He has been appointed managing director of Johnston Press’s Scottish publishing unit.

Mr Birkett said: “I am incredibly proud of both the consistently ‘better than the rest’ results we’ve delivered in the North East and privileged to work with such a great team.”

He has been replaced by Stephen Plews, formerly managing director of the JP North and East Yorkshire Publishing Unit.