Andrew Orchard is delighted to be able to join such a vibrant and active organisation as Business in the Community (BITC). Andy says: ‘Its important that businesses in the Eastern region shouts loud to help support and promote the many diverse businesses sectors and opportunities the region offers to build a long lasing and fulfilling career, in a stunning location such as Norfolk’
Andy has a long and established successful background in commercial media management across digital, social, broadcast and print channels and specialist niche magazine publishing within regional press spanning 30 years.
Currently Client Director for Archant media group in Norfolk, responsible for all commercial activity across the county where the Archant flagship title is home to The Eastern Daily Press dating back to 1870.
Managing a team of circa 60 commercial sales people across Norfolk, the portfolio Andy manages is varied and diverse with integrated digital, print and social brands and channels as well as organising significant awards events within business, food and drink and tourism sectors, and is part of the Archant Senior Leadership Team.
Prior to re-locating to Norfolk from Cornwall with his family 10 years ago, Andy held various senior general management positions for publishing activity in Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire for both UK and International media brands. Notably the regional press division of the Daily Mail & General Trust, Northcliffe Media Group, and Newsquest Media Group, part of Gannett, publishers of USA Today.
Andy also holds the post of Vice- Chair & non exec director of Proudly Norfolk Food and Drink charitable organisation. Married with two grown up children, his spare time is enjoyed at the theatre, dog walking and supporting the local food and drink sector in Norfolk with his wife Denise.
Archant are a partner organisation of Business in the Community’s (BITC) East of England Leadership Board.