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 such as the 'Fat Cat' pay controversies, rail strikes and the 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, where he launched 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. Steve edited the Sunday Mercury alongside the Mail, and led training at Trinity Mirror Midlands.
Media and business expert
Since 2010 Dyson has run Dyson Media Ltd, a media training consultancy. As well as his own training, 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 also worked as an editor for BQ, a national business magazine, since 2012 and is a media pundit for several national publications, websites and the BBC.
- '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 2012, Dyson has also served as a non-executive board member of Waterloo Housing Group. Based in the West Midlands, he is married to Ruth and they have three sons, Thomas, Ben and Daniel.
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