New Startups.co.uk editor named

Lucy Wayment outlines plans to grow the small business sector’s leading website

Lucy Wayment has today been named as the new editor of Startups.co.uk. Replacing Ian Wallis, who continues as editorial director of Crimson Startups Ltd, Lucy will be familiar to regular readers of Startups.co.uk already.

Since joining Crimson five years ago, Lucy has been enormously influential in building on Startups.co.uk’s status as the longest standing and largest independent online information service for the UK’s small businesses.

As digital content manager Lucy has been responsible for compiling Startups 100, Startups.co.uk’s annual index of the UK’s top 100 start-up companies, as well as playing a leading role in growing the Young Guns network of the nation’s most successful young entrepreneurs, which now boasts an alumni of more than 400 outstanding business owners.

Lucy has also edited Startups.co.uk’s sister site is4profit.com, since the information site to help small business owners run their companies sustainably was acquired in 2014.

“Lucy is an incredibly talented editor and leader within the Crimson Startups team,” said Ian Wallis. “In the past three years she has helped to drive our suite of titles forward, confirming our position as the most popular content provider for small business owners.”

“I’m delighted to be able to hand over the reins and am looking forward to continuing our work to help people with business ideas or wanting to start and grow a business achieve their dream.”

Upon taking up the post, Lucy outlined plans to deliver more great content and exciting new initiatives: “It’s a real honour to be named editor of a brand that I’m so passionate about and that I believe will only continue to grow and thrive,” she said.

“The start-up scene is a fast-moving, innovative and truly special sector and we have some really exciting plans to keep the site your first choice for up-to-date business advice.

“From continuing with our core guides, inspirational profiles and much-loved awards schemes to hosting roundtables, creating new video content and even our very own pop-up shop, I’m extremely proud of what Startups is doing to help so many new and small businesses – and can’t wait to share more of our plans for this year.

“Watch this space for more from me and I’m looking forward to covering, talking to and meeting more fantastic businesses throughout 2016.”

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