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New Editor For Tackle Trade World

John-headshotTackle Trade World has a new editor after Chris Liebbrandt stepped down from the position after just under a year with John Watson taking over the hot seat.
“When I was offered the position by Sean O’Driscoll, I didn’t realise the amount of work involved in editing a magazine such as Tackle Trade World. It really is full-on and I was unable to give it the time that is necessary because of my other work commitments, both in and out of the tackle trade. Sean and I met last week to discuss a better solution and I reluctantly said that it was best that I handed over the reins to someone else and I am delighted for everyone involved that he has found someone so quickly. Working in the industry, I have built up many relationships over the past 20 odd years and I will do what I can to assist John over the next few months.”
Sean thanked Chris for his time on the magazine and wished him well for the future. “It was always going to be very difficult to take over from such a strong editor such as David Guest who really lived and breathed TTW. Chris was unable to spend the time needed and was honest enough to let me know.
“I have worked with John in the past and I know how committed he is to his work and I am delighted to bring him on board.”
John started his angling trade career back in 2007 as a business development manager at DHP, the publishers of TTW. In 2012 he left to help set up and position the UK and European division of Chinese bait manufacturer Old Ghost.
John said “I am delighted to take the reigns as editor on what I believe to be a key publication within the global tackle trade. My aim is to reshape the magazine and bring informative targeted news and features about the industry and the personnel within it. I will be very proactive in contacting people and work closely with them to assist their businesses and I look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the up-coming trade shows. I am up and running and people can contact me directly at”.

Author: Simon Calvert

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