The Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Butcher as Managing Director for our UK agriculture business, taking on the running of some of the UK’s leading agricultural media brands including Farmers Guardian, LAMMA, Dairy Farmer, Arable Farming, CropTec and the British Farming Awards.

Warren brings a wealth of publishing experience built up from 28 years in the regional press sector. Over the past few years Warren was Divisional Managing Director of JP’s North West, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland extensive publishing business, the latter being home to Farming Life, one of Northern Ireland’s the leading weekly agriculture publications.

More recently Warren held the role of Group Publishing Director at Johnston Press and was responsible for some 130 newspaper and digital brands across the UK.

Prior to joining JP, Warren was Regional Managing Director of the North West and North Wales division of Trinity Mirror plc, home to strong regional brands such as The Liverpool Echo, Daily Post, Chester Chronicle and Huddersfield Examiner.

In addition to his role as MD at Briefing Media Agriculture, Warren also sits on the board of Isle of Man Newspapers Ltd, part of the Tindle Newspaper Ltd Group, in the capacity of Non-Executive Director.