John Duns


North East Times






John Duns is a Director and co-owner of North East Times Magazine.

Originally launched in 1981, the North East Times is the region's leading monthly independent publication which combines business and lifestyle content for professionals working and living in the North East of England.

John has over 30 years’ experience in media, sales, management and marketing, having started his career at The Journal newspaper, where he was responsible for all business to business advertising for the publication, and its business magazine.

Following his role at The Journal, John supported business development and marketing at Greig Middleton, instilled a professional marketing and business development plan at Watson Burton and led a rebrand of wealth manager Brewin Dolphin, placing the brand at the forefront of investment management and financial planning in the region.

In 2015, when the North East Times announced it was ending its print run, John was a co-investor in the relaunched monthly publication, with a clean modern design and a defined online presence. Now 4 years after its relaunch, the publication is providing a voice for those shaping the North East economy.

John also provides marketing consultancy services - notably to chartered financial planners Fairstone Group.


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