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PPA Magazine Stories... with DCT Media Chief Commercial Officer Denise West

PPA Scotland's Magazine Stories is a brand new monthly interview series that offers the chance to hear from the cream of the magazine media industry. From editors to designers, commercial directors to CEOs, we'll be hearing about their paths to the top, as well as getting to grips with their most important breaks, the moments that didn't go to plan and what they've learned along the way. We'll be hearing behind-the-scenes stories from some of the world's best storytellers

Following the interview, the monthly gathering will also offer a chance to grab a drink, network and catch up.

Whether you're trying to break into the industry, wondering how to take your next step up the ladder, leading an organisation yourself - or would just like to hear how your favourite magazines come together - this event is the place to be for all magazine lovers.

August's star guest for Magazine Stories will be DC Thomson Media's Chief Commercial Officer Denise West...

Denise West, an Edinburgh University law graduate, has worked in the media industry for more than 30 years.

Beginning her career at Aberdeen Press and Journal Ltd, she held the position of Marketing Manager. She has also held a number of senior posts, including Group Sales Promotion Controller of Thomson Regional Newspapers, Sales Promotion Manager of the Scotsman Publications Ltd and Marketing Director of Trinity Mirror PLC (Midlands division).

She joined the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd in 2000 (part of Trinity Mirror PLC) and held a number of posts, latterly as Managing Director of Trinity Mirror's Scottish & North East of England division.

In 2014 Denise took up the position of Head of Commercial in DC Thomson with a remit to lead the advertising, marketing and events team of the Newspaper Division.

In 2017, Denise became Chief Commercial Officer of DCT Media, adding radio to her remit.

Denise will be interviewed by journalist and PPA Scotland Business Manager Laura Kelly Dunlop.