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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 Chris Maguire is an award-winning journalist who served as editor of North West Business Insider after editing the Chorley and Leyland Guardian.

An accomplished public speaker, he only removes his tie on dress-down Fridays.

Jonathan Symcox

Deputy editor Jonathan Symcox led production at Mirror Online after seven years working for Eurosport and Yahoo.

Outside work he prefers Commodore 64 games to the PlayStation 4.

Al Hardaker

Multimedia journalist Alistair has spent his entire career making things for the internet and knows where to find cutting-edge tech in its darkest corners.

When not listening to podcasts, Al has an interesting fact ready to share on any topic.

Hayley Sewell

Former agency reporter Hayley has been published in all of the UK’s leading national newspapers.

A passionate foodie and video gamer, she is on a console-collecting mission… get in touch if you have a decent N64!

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

Al Hardaker, multimedia journalist:

Hayley Sewell, multimedia journalist:; @hayleymsewell