Dorset Echo's Toby Granville named Newsquest editor of the year

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Dorset Echo and Bournemouth Daily Echo editor Toby Granville has been named Newsquest’s Editor of the Year.

Granville picked up the award at Newsquest’s annual excellence awards, when the 38-year-old was recognised for his ‘leadership, motivation and inspiration, creativity, cost control and quality”.

A piece on the Dorset Echo website said: “He was particularly praised for the Dorset Echo’s success throughout the year as the best performing daily newspaper for sales and for creating a digital strategy that saw its website achieve the greatest audience growth in Newsquest in 2011.”

Granville said: “I am delighted to have been named Editor of the Year, and I would like to dedicate this award to my hard-working team for helping me achieve it.”

Newsquest Dorset managing director Vincent Boni added: “Toby is a tower of strength and creativity that we all benefit from. Under Toby’s group editorship I am looking forward to seeing development of our teams and products.”

Granville was made group editor for both the Dorset and Bournemouth titles in December following the departure of Neal Butterworth.

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