Top FT sales people quit the paper for jobs outside media

The Financial Times is set to lose two of its top sales people this week with the departure of Andy Skarzynski and Richard Winchurch-Beale.

The Financial Times is set to lose two of its top sales people this

week with the departure of Andy Skarzynski and Richard

Winchurch-Beale.



Both Skarzynski, UK agency sales manager, and Winchurch-Beale, client

sales manager, are leaving the paper to take jobs outside the media

industry.



Former DJ Skarzynski, 28, will be leaving after six years with the FT

for a career in music, working in the Islington recording studio used by

chart-topping duo Shanks & Bigfoot and taking a course in sound

engineering.



’I have enjoyed working in media but I’ve made a decision to go into

music - it’s now or never,’ he said.



Winchurch-Beale is departing to join an unnamed dotcom startup.



An announcement regarding their replacements is expected early next

month.



The FT makes pounds 200 million a year from display advertising. Its How

to Spend it supplement won the Newspaper Magazine of the Year award in

January.



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