The Birmingham Post’s website has been discontinued and replaced with a new nationwide business news platform from its parent company, Reach plc. But the publishers of the Post say that its print edition, which ten years ago switched from a daily to a weekly, will not be affected by the change.
Figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) suggest that between January and December of last year the Post had an average circulation per issue of 2,545.
Reach plc, formerly Trinity Mirror, launched its new digital brand, BusinessLive this month (June 2019) with stories being written by business writers from its regional titles around the country.
The new site is being edited by Alistair Houghton, executive business editor at the Liverpool Echo, while journalist Tamlyn Jones (pictured) will lead its Birmingham coverage.
The Post reported that the “exciting new business website” would bring together business news from Greater Birmingham, the West Midlands and across the UK, offering the best coverage of local business markets and key business sectors nationally, from manufacturing to property and “everything in between.”
It promised that BusinessLive – an “inspiring, informed and inquisitive” platform - would shine a spotlight on the entrepreneurs, stars of the future and the small firms that were the backbone of the economy, with its Birmingham team continuing to bring to its audience detailed, consistent and informed business news.
Reach plc’s print products, the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and Sunday Mercury will continue to provide coverage of the city’s news, politics, regional affairs and sport.