Trinity Mirror

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Trinity Mirror, with an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is the UK’s largest multimedia company employing over 4,300 people across 48 locations around the country.

Our drive to capture, present and analyse the news inspired the launch of our very first papers in the early 19th Century. And today our commitment is just as strong. Whether via page or screen, our audiences get the trusted, reliable news service they have come to expect.

Our loyal readers and advertisers are attracted by the knowledge, insight and vital services that our iconic brands provide. None of this would be possible without our dedicated staff driving the business forward.

We publish more than 150 newspaper titles across the UK & Ireland, from the national presence of the Daily Mirror, the Daily Record, the Sunday Mirror, the Sunday People and the Sunday Mail, to local favourites like the Manchester Evening News, Bristol Post, Liverpool Echo and Nottingham Post.

Our network of more than 80 websites provide 24/7 coverage of the news, sport and showbiz stories that matter to more than 110m unique browsers every month from across the globe.
And it’s not just news that’s on our agenda at Trinity Mirror. Trinity Mirror commercial teams bring together our editorial output with media agencies and clients, to collaboratively create strong connections between our valuable audience, content and advertiser brands. Their role is to connect our advertising customers with the audience that we best represent, entertain and inform, and on whose behalf we campaign.

Our brands are able to influence, reach and connect with important audiences across the country. They can take niche and make it mass, turn a trend into the norm, and transform challengers into market leaders.

Our creative approach enables us to develop tailored marketing solutions that utilise our unique National and Regional, Print and Digital portfolio of media products. Our solutions span many influential news brands which together reach 1 in 3 adults in the UK.

We are creative; inspired by innovative journalism and publishing that meets the ever-changing needs and interests of our audience and customers.

We are open; believing that communication and transparency are key to creating an effective and collaborative work environment.

We have integrity; championing honesty and trust, and showing respect for our colleagues, audience, customers, shareholders and business partners.

We are ambitious; encouraging our people to remain driven and take pride in their achievements. They are our most valuable resource, each playing a part in enabling our success.


Simon Edgley – Regional Managing Director – South East Region

 Simon Edgley is the Regional Managing Director of Trinity Mirror Regional media businesses across the South, Central & East.  He took on this role in November 2016 from his position as MD of Trinity Mirror Midlands.

As Managing Director he has responsibility for the Trinity Mirror regional newsbrands in West London, Bucks, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Cambridge and Hertfordshire with print titles that have a reach in excess of 450,000 readers and websites with a monthly reach of 6.3m unique browsers

Simon has held a range of management positions within Trinity Mirror’s and has worked in media for 40 years

Simon, 58, is married with 2 daughters and lives in South Bucks.


Mark Sainsbury – Regional Managing Director – Wales Region

Mark Sainsbury Pic by: Penny Cross
Mark Sainsbury is the Regional Managing Director of Trinity Mirror Regionals businesses across Wales.
Based in Cardiff and Swansea the portfolio includes WalesOnline, Western Mail, South Wales Echo, South Wales Evening PostLlanelli StarCarmarthen Journal, Celtic Series and a number of paid and free magazines.
He started this role in March 2016 moving from position as Regional Managing Director of Local World businesses in Devon & Cornwall, Swansea, Llanelli and Carmarthen.
Mark has previously worked for Newsquest Media Group and Northcliffe Media during his 26 years in the industry.
Mark is married with two sons.

Carl Wood – Regional Managing Director – North West & North Wales

Carl Wood is the Regional Managing Director for Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales. Publishers of some of the most respected, trusted, prestigious and award winning newspapers and on-line services in the UK across Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire. The North West region’s portfolio has a combined print readership of 793,485 and 9.1 million unique browsers across 5 sites, averaging at over 600,000 readers per day.

Carl has over 25 years publishing and media industry experience. Carl is also a Director of the Liverpool BID Company, a Trustee of The Big Trust Charity and a member of the Business Advisory Council for the University of Chester.

Carl is 49, married with 2 sons and lives in Southport, Merseyside.


David Simms –  Regional Managing Director  – East Midlands

Beginning his career as a telesales canvasser in the North West for the Wirral News Group before joining the Leicester Mercury as its classified sales manager in 1993.

From there David re-joined Trinity Mirror before becoming Deputy Advertising Director for the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.

Two years later he was appointed director and general manager of Channel One TV limited a joint venture operation with the Daily Mail and Liverpool Echo.

David relocated in 2000 when he was appointed advertising director to the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal.  He became its Commercial Director in 2005 and was appointed Managing Director in 2009.

David joined the Leicester Mercury on August 1st, 2011 as Publisher/Managing Director and in 2016 was appointed Regional Managing Director for Trinity Mirror, East Midlands – Leicester Mercury, Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph, Burton Mail, Uttoxeter Advertiser, Ashbourne Telegraph, Loughborough Echo and Hinckley Times.


Bob Cuffe – Regional Managing Director – North East

Bob Cuffe is Regional Managing Director for Trinity Mirror North East, Middlesbrough. Bob is responsible for gmcMedia and ncjMedia in the North East and their titles which include The Gazette, Herald & Post, The Chronicle, The Journal and Metro.
Redcar born, he started at the Gazette in 1983 as an advertising representative, before leaving the region to work at newspapers in the Midlands, returning to the North East to join ncjMedia in 1994.  Bob came back to Teesside in 2000 as advertising director, and was made managing director in 2007.
Bob has served on local and regional boards of the North East Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Directors.  He has been a Governor of Teesside University since 2009 and in 2013 joined Darlington Building Society as a non-executive director.
Bob is married with 3 children and lives in North Yorkshire.
Richard Duxbury Picture by Keith Jones

Richard Duxbury – Regional Managing Director – Central & East

Richard Duxbury is the Regional Managing Director of the Central & East Region within Trinity Mirror. He has worked in media for 20 years. In that time he has had various commercial positions within the national press at The Independent and The Financial Times and within the regional press at Johnston Press, Northcliffe who became Local World and now Trinity Mirror.

In his current role he has responsibility for the Trinity Mirror newsbrands across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Suffolk.