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Meet the team

Michelle Hurst

Acting Editor

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About Michelle

As the acting editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph, Michelle is responsible for news content produced in print and online. Michelle’s team of journalists, photographers and production staff write and produce local news, sport and other content relevant to a local audience. Michelle is proud to be leading a talented team at North Lincolnshire’s only weekly newspaper.

John Curtis

Deputy Editor

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About John

As content editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph, John is responsible for driving the news content produced in print and online. John manages the team of reporters who produce local news, sport and other content relevant to our local audience and also deputises for the editor, overseeing the planning and production of the weekly newspaper.

Dave Laister

Business Editor

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About Dave

David has been reporting on the South Bank business scene for nearly a decade, and thrives on raising the profile of the area’s successful companies and sectors. Born in Cleethorpes, the proud ‘Meggie’ is a former news editor, and ensures the organisation is firmly embedded in the business community. Your go-to-man for B2B and B2C news, be it growth, expansion, innovation or recognition.

Rachel Salter

Head of Advertising

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About Rachel

Peter Taylor

Advertising Field Sales Manager

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About Peter

Teresa Bielby

Advertising Telesales Manager

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About Teresa

Teresa’s team of telephone sales advisors advise and support independent traders from plumbers and electricians to hairdressers and removal companies and everything in between. If you are a business wanting to advertise in the Classified section of the newspaper and our online directory the Telephone Sales team are here to advise you and get you started.  

Malcolm Barnard

Property Advertising Manager

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About Malcolm

Currently in his 25th year with the Company, Malcolm is responsible for helping Estate Agent’s, Letting Agent’s and new build developers to promote their services both in print and online.

Angie Atkinson

Business Advertising Media Advisor

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About Angie

Matthew Harrison

Recruitment Advertising Media Advisor


About Matthew

From small independents to blue chip businesses, Matthew is here to advise on recruitment advertising solutions to help you find the very best talent.

Jenny Holt

Promotions Co-ordinator

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About Jenny

Jenny has worked at Grimsby and Scunthorpe Media Group for over 7 years focusing on in paper promotions, competitions and sample giveaways to drive newspaper sales. Local businesses benefit from unique readers offers aswell as larger, well-known, brands which can have a huge impact on newspaper sales week on week/year on year. All competitions and offers are promoted in paper aswell as cross promoting online and on social media.

Lisa Fox

Head of Newspaper Sales

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About Lisa

Lisa has worked in newspaper sales for over 14 years and is responsible for the Grimsby and Scunthorpe Telegraph reaching local retail outlets and home delivery customers. Lisa’s team work hard to drive the day-to-day sales of the newspaper through sampling, canvassing, point of sale, localised news billing and promotions for both titles.