About Steve Dyson
Dyson first worked on the Birmingham Evening Mail as a paid student casual in 1990. He became a trainee reporter at Caters News Agency, Birmingham, qualifying as a senior reporter at the Birmingham Metro News and then working at the Sunday Mercury.
Dyson became the Evening Mail's industrial correspondent in 1994, covering stories like the 'Fat Cat' pay controversies, rail strikes and Rover car crisis. He co-authored 'We Ain't Going Away!' The Battle for Longbridge with historian Professor Carl Chinn. (Brewin Books, 2000).
Dyson worked as news editor, features editor and deputy editor at the Evening Mail. He moved north in 2002 to edit the Evening Gazette, Teesside, launching several award-winning campaigns, including 'Save Our Steel', 'Kerb the crawlers' and 'Let the boats come in'. He returned to the Evening Mail as editor in 2005, relaunching it as the Birmingham Mail and re-establishing it as a campaigning title in a fast-changing city. Dyson edited the Sunday Mercury alongside the Mail, and led training at Trinity Mirror Midlands. His awards include:
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- 'Business Reporter of the Year', BT Regional Awards 1995 (Evening Mail)
- 'Newspaper of the Year', North East Press Awards 2004 (Evening Gazette)
- 'Campaign of the Year', Trinity Mirror Media Awards 2006 (Birmingham Mail)
- 'Best Regional Newspaper', Plain English Campaign Awards 2009 (Birmingham Mail)
- 'Newspaper of the Year', Midlands Media Awards 2009 (Sunday Mercury)
Since 2010 Dyson has run Dyson Media Ltd, a media training consultancy. He regularly creates and delivers short courses for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Dyson created the Business and Finance module for the NCTJ's Diploma in Journalism, which has run since 2012. He has worked as an editor for BQ, a national business magazine, since 2012 and is a media pundit for the BBC and several national publications and websites. Dyson has been associate director at ASAP PR since 2016, (PR enquiries should be made via www.asap-pr.com).
Since 2012, Dyson has served as a non-executive board member of Waterloo Housing Group, and is also a trustee of the_GAP arts project in Birmingham. He's married to Ruth and they have three sons, Thomas, Ben and Daniel.
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