Karen McAvoy Publishing has appointed a new Editor


John Hooks takes over as Editor of leading trade magazines, Northern Builder, Plumbing & Heating and Ireland’s Electrical in May.

He joins Karen McAvoy Publishing from the Ulster Gazette newspaper where he has been Editor for the past six years. Before that he spent four years as Editor of the Banbridge Leader and Dromore Leader titles and has worked in broadcast journalism for ITN and as a regular newspaper reviewer on Downtown Radio.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at KMP” said John.

“This is a company which is at the top of its game but still not content to rest on its laurels. There are exciting plans for continued growth and I’m excited to be onboard.”

As well as publishing three leading trade magazines the company also hosts the popular Electex and Plumbex trade shows and Industry Awards.

“There is growth in all areas of the business and our next priority is to increase our digital presence,” said John.

“We have excellent digital and print platforms and we want to drive these forward with relevant and engaging content which will help us reach even more more clients and readers.”