… while FT joins tabloid trend

The Financial Times is joining the September format shake-up in the
national press with the launch of a 16- page tabloid section in Weekend
FT this Saturday, and new enterprise pages.

The tabloid will be a
new personal finance section, FT Money. In full colour, it will contain
news, views and interviews from the world of personal finance and
investment.

The same weekend will see the introduction of the
Enterprise page to the Companies and Markets section of the newspaper.
The main article will be called “Minding Your Own Business”

and will focus on a company and how it can overcome its business problems.

On
Mondays, the FT has launched a new page featuring business and
enterprise around the UK. Every week it will profile companies and
entrepreneurs, large and small, in a different region.

In
addition Charles Pretzlik, UK companies editor, will be writing a daily
blog on FT.com about the current day’s corporate news.

Last week,
the FT’s seven-strong personal finance team picked up the Personal
Finance Newspaper of the Year award at the ABI Financial Media Awards
2005.

James Wilson has been appointed the FT’s Northern correspondent,
based in Manchester, and will take up the post on 1 November. He has
been the analysis editor since January 2004 and was the deputy analysis
editor from June 2003.

Before that he was the Colombia correspondent, and between 1997 and
2000 was the Central America correspondent, based in Panama. Before
joining the newspaper in April 1997, he started his career in
journalism on The Westmorland Gazette.

Wilson replaces William Hall, who has taken early retirement.

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