About twenty years ago, I got my first experience of working on a business magazine. Amid deadlines for a Masters in Journalism and early morning shifts at a press cutting agency, I filed my first piece for The CA magazine.
Back then, the magazine was produced in-house, by a dedicated team of writers and designers, in the Stockbridge office of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. The magazine then went out to a competitive tender and the River Group has become the latest content agency to develop the print and digital offering, taking over from Think Publishing in January 2020.
I’ve researched and written special reports into legal services and accountancy in Scotland; told the story of how new technology and skills will shape the accountancy profession; and looked at the future of banking and artificial intelligence.
I still get a thrill when I see a piece I’ve written for The CA; it takes me back to the days when I agonised over 250 words, never imagining the gusto I’d have for a 4,000-word feature as the result of 15 interviews.
For the December 2019 issue, I wrote about how technology is changing our relationship with money, whether as consumers or in business, for the cover feature on the Future of FinTech.
You can read the 3-page feature here