In a move that signals Logistics Business’s ongoing ambition to cement its commanding position as the only English language logistics magazine with a truly international circulation, it has appointed industry veteran Peter MacLeod as its magazine editor.
Having been the title’s news editor since early 2021, Peter replaces Paul Hamblin, who has moved on to pursue other interests. A journalist with 35 years’ experience in both consumer and B2B publishing, Peter’s career includes an 11-year spell as editor of SHD Logistics. A founding jury member of the IFOY Award, current jury member of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and an ambassador for transport & logistics charity Transaid, Peter is well-known to the sector and brings a more international perspective to the role from his base in Warsaw, Poland.
“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Peter to the Logistics Business magazine team,” said David Priestman, director of Logistics Business Publishing Ltd. “Over the past couple of years, he has been responsible for our website and other digital output such as our weekly newsletter, and increasingly is becoming the face of the magazine at webinars and exhibitions. He is already integrated well into our team, and has brought greater opportunities thanks to his reputation and connections. We enter a new era for Logistics Business with great enthusiasm and confidence.”
Peter added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with David and the Logistics Business team from Day One. At heart, I am an avid fan of printed publications, but whilst a lot of titles are struggling for traction I see Logistics Business going from strength to strength. Whilst we live or die by our circulation, we also understand how important it is to fill the magazine with high-quality, unique content. Paul Hamblin has done this magnificently for the past seven years, and I thank him for handing over the title in such rude health.”
Peter’s appointment as magazine editor is part of an increased drive by Logistics Business to enhance its output. It has been gaining growing interest in its series of topical webinars, and has responded to a demand for more content by launching a new podcast stream. Entitled ‘Logistics Business Conversations’, and launching in early 2023, the podcasts are aimed towards busy logistics professionals looking to acquire knowledge whilst on the move. Hosted by Peter and published via the popular Acast platform, the podcasts will be available across all major podcast providers including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music.
Furthermore, the digital version of the magazine, published quarterly at the same time the print version is distributed, has now been configured to be translated and/or vocalised in every mainstream language, ranging from Afrikaans to Zulu. This upgrade is likely to make Logistics Business even more popular amongst readers who don’t count English as their first language.
Peter’s first edition as magazine editor will be the February 2023 issue. He may be contacted about potential editorial contributions via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, whereas advertisers interested in the magazine, webinars or podcasts are invited to contact Ian, Paul or Barbara in the commercial team on +44 (0)1480 455660.