After a wide-ranging career spanning more than 25 years in regional journalism Mike Ribbeck joined the company in March 2017 as Associate Partner in the South West and Welsh offices.
He has held positions on various newspapers covering politics, local government, transport and planning and worked as business editor on the Western Daily Press and Bristol Post.
Mike also played a key role in launching the Southwest Business magazine and the Southwest Business website during his time as regional business editor for Northcliffe Newspapers.
His experience as a news editor, business editor and night news editor also includes managing teams of reporters, reacting to breaking stories and helping define the news agenda in Bristol and the surrounding area.
During his time in Bristol, he has interviewed four Prime Ministers, numerous Government Minsters, opposition leaders and most of the region’s leading businessman and women and political leaders.
As well as working in print Mike, has also developed his skills as an online journalist using blogging, social media and video to attract and build new audiences.
Proudest moment? My youngest daughter winning the mayor’s Christmas card competition and seeing her picture on my town’s official Christmas card actually bought a tear to my eye. We still have half a dozen of the cards hidden away.