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Meet The Team

BusinessCloud has big plans for the future.

Technology permeates every aspect of our lives and is now essential for companies seeking sustained growth.

BusinessCloud aims to demystify tech for a business audience – covering everything from the Internet of Things and Big Data to AI and the UK’s digital clusters.

The business produces a quarterly magazine, nationwide programme of events, weekly newsletter and website.

Chris Maguire

Editor and co-owner Chris Maguire is an award-winning journalist who served as editor of North West Business Insider for four years and edited the Chorley and Leyland Guardian before that.

An accomplished public speaker, his idea of dressing down on Fridays is to take off his tie… and that’s it!

Jonathan Symcox

Deputy editor Jonathan Symcox led newspaper-to-website production at Mirror Online for two and half years after seven years working on the Eurosport / Yahoo website.

Outside work he is as likely to be found engrossed in a Commodore 64 game as a PlayStation 4 title…

Andrea Wolfendale

Andrea Wolfendale is our precious events director and was formerly in charge of all Insider events nationwide – a whopping 100+ annually. After a decade at Insider she joined Business Growth Hub where she built the events programme.

Don’t be put off by her slender physique – she knows how to wield a kettlebell!

Ian Hughes

Multimedia journalist Ian Hughes spent seven years at Trinity Mirror working at Mirror Online and the Daily Post.

In his spare time he follows the Toffees and sort of speaks Welsh.

BusinessCloud is co-owned by UKFast co-founder and CEO Lawrence Jones MBE, with the new business based out of its state-of-the-art Manchester campus. It is distributed nationally.


Chris Maguire, editor:; @editor_Maguire

Jonathan Symcox, deputy editor:; @JonathanSymcox

Andrea Wolfendale, director of events:; 0161 215 7142

Ian Hughes, multimedia journalist: