Peter Jackson is a former business editor on The Journal who is now a director of PR agency Press Ahead. He is a native of Lancashire who worked in the City of London, after graduating from Oxford with a degree in Modern History. He entered journalism, working on papers in the North West, before joining The Journal as a business reporter in 1995. After a spell on features desk, he was business editor between 1999 and 2003. Under his editorship, the paper was names business paper of the year and in his time he won four regional and two national journalism awards, including BT Regional Business Journalist of the Year. He left The Journal to become managing director of Benchmark Media Newcastle and later joined Press Ahead as a director. He is also a non-executive director of Durham FM.
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