Introducing NS Business

The launch of our new business section

It's an exciting day here at the NS with the launch of our new business section. In the wake of the financial crisis there is a growing belief that the left needs to take business more seriously than it has done in the past, and the new section will make a major contribution towards this.

Since the relaunch of the magazine last September we've strengthened our economics coverage, most notably through David Blanchflower's weekly column.

The new online section will include business features and profiles of industry leaders as well as reports on critical moves across six sectors: automotive; banking and insurance; energy and clean technology; food and drink; health care and pharmaceuticals; and technology.

Head over to the section now to read about the latest developments in the race for Cadbury, Google's quarrel with China and why RBS is struggling to recruit the top managers.

 

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George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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New Digital Editor: Serena Kutchinsky

The New Statesman appoints Serena Kutchinsky as Digital Editor.

Serena Kutchinsky is to join the New Statesman as digital editor in September. She will lead the expansion of the New Statesman across a variety of digital platforms.

Serena has over a decade of experience working in digital media and is currently the digital editor of Newsweek Europe. Since she joined the title, traffic to the website has increased by almost 250 per cent. Previously, Serena was the digital editor of Prospect magazine and also the assistant digital editor of the Sunday Times - part of the team which launched the Sunday Times website and tablet editions.

Jason Cowley, New Statesman editor, said: “Serena joins us at a great time for the New Statesman, and, building on the excellent work of recent years, she has just the skills and experience we need to help lead the next stage of our expansion as a print-digital hybrid.”

Serena Kutchinsky said: “I am delighted to be joining the New Statesman team and to have the opportunity to drive forward its digital strategy. The website is already established as the home of free-thinking journalism online in the UK and I look forward to leading our expansion and growing the global readership of this historic title.

In June, the New Statesman website recorded record traffic figures when more than four million unique users read more than 27 million pages. The circulation of the weekly magazine is growing steadily and now stands at 33,400, the highest it has been since the early 1980s.