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Derek Haynes ‘Duke of Manchester’

Posted: May 4th, 2012

Derek Haynes, formerly Managing Director of the Mirror titles in Manchester died of cancer on 21st February, aged 64.

Derek, fondly known by his colleagues as the ‘Duke of Manchester’, joined the Daily Mirror straight from school in 1962 and worked as a tape room messenger. Subsequently he moved to the circulation department at Withy Grove, working his way up from circulation rep to circulation manager.

In 1984 he was appointed General Manager of the Mirror titles in Manchester. By the mid eighties Derek had been appointed Managing Director of the Mirror titles and led the team in Manchester that introduced new technology to the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and the People with direct input by journalists. He was also team leader in the north for the introduction of colour presses into the new Oldham plant.

He left the Mirror in 1991 and took the post of ‘head hunter’ for a consultancy. It was through his ‘head hunting’ role that he was appointed Managing Director of a large packaging company and stayed with that job until he took early retirement.

Derek was a good friend, a kind and likeable colleague and always fun.

He leaves a widow, Pam, son Simon and two grandchildren, Sophie and Lydia.

Ray Weaver

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