About Us

TheBusinessDesk.com is the fastest growing business media in the UK. The website and email service are completely free to all users and more than 2.5m emails are sent each month. We also generate more than 1m page views every month. At TheBusinessDesk.com, we offer the news you want when you want it. Across our four regions - North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands - you will find exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community.



Managing Director - Lee-J Walker

Lee-J Walker is an experienced manager who has worked across the UK and the Middle East within the world of on-line advertising and recruitment. Prior to joining TheBusinessDesk.com, Lee-J was based in Dubai working for the $22bn turnover global recruitment company Manpower Inc as the regional group sales manager for the Gulf. He covered six countries and nine offices and helped to launch two new business lines in the region. His experience before this was also working as a regional director for SAON where he assisted in the creation of the group's Middle East business. Returning back home to the UK in early 2010, Lee-J has headed up business development for TheBusinessDesk.com in the North West and West Midlands and now manages all commercial operations for the company. Tel: 0121 237 3620, Email: leej.walker@thebusinessdesk.com


Managing Director - Alex Turner

Alex Turner
Alex Turner is the joint managing director of TheBusinessDesk.com, following a management buyout in 2017.
He started his career running the media department of St Helens Rugby League Club before moving into journalism, where he specialised in business at the Liverpool Daily Post and Liverpool Echo newspapers.
He then spent three years as the operations director of education business Ambitious Minds before joining TheBusinessDesk.com in 2014. Alex started as Yorkshire editor before moving to its head office in Birmingham a year later to run the West Midlands region and be group editor.
Tel: 0121 237 3628, Email: alex.turner@thebusinessdesk.com



Yorkshire - Kayley Worsley

Kayley joined TheBusinessDesk.com as Editor in Yorkshire in August 2017. After graduating from the University of Sheffield, Kayley worked as a journalist in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire for several years. She then moved into PR management roles and in her last role was the PR and public affairs manager at Leeds Bradford Airport. Tel : 0113 394 4321,  Email: kayley.worsley@thebusinessdesk.com




North West - Michael Ribbeck

  Michael has worked in regional journalism for more than 25 years for a number of newspapers including the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, Western Daily Press and Bristol Post. During the course of his career he has worked as a business editor for a wide range of print and digital publications and helped to launch the SouthWest Business website and magazine. He has interviewed five prime ministers, numerous senior politicians and business leaders and covered many major news events. He spent the 12 months working in public relations but returned to his home town of Manchester to take up the role with the TheBusinessDesk.Com. Tel: 0161 820 7875, Email: michael.ribbeck@thebusinessdesk.com


East Midlands - Sam Metcalf

Sam MetcalfSam Metcalf joined The BusinessDesk.com in January 2016 as editor of our East Midlands service. Previously he was editor of East Midlands Business Link and before that editor at Midlands Business Insider Sam has 20 years experience of covering the latest b2b news and has been writing about businesses in the East Midlands for the last decade. Tel: 07889 707802, Email: sam.metcalf@thebusinessdesk.com





Sonia Beebe

Sonia Beebe joined The BusinessDesk.com in December 2017 as Events Manager. She has worked within the conference and incentive industry for the last 20 years and has delivered complex projects for leading pharmaceutical companies, universities and a mixture of international blue-chip companies including Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and Christian Dior. Working in Manchester for the last three years with a selection of top UK communication agencies, she has now decided to return home to Yorkshire.

Tel: 07808 771126, Email: sonia.beebe@thebusinessdesk.com