About Updates Media

We are the pioneers in Birmingham local news.

QUALITY LOCAL JOURNALISM IN THE DIGITAL ERA

We understand the importance and value of delivering information that matters to locals, with a voice that truly cares.

THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY AND ACCURACY

Our founding editor in chief Luke Addis started Birmingham Updates during the August 2011 riots to dispel myth and rumour in the city.

TRUST FROM OUR AUDIENCE

Through our breaking and straight to the fact updates, we have grown organically to become the most engaged local media channel in the region with 480,000 followers and 12 million monthly views.

Our Team

Luke Addis, Creative Genius

Founder of BU. Loves everything social media and has built Birmingham Updates from the ground up through hard work, determination and connecting with the audience.

Known locally as Batman, everyone knows Luke, but not many people have seen him.

Oli Hills, The Numbers Guy

Having joined the team in January 2017, Oli has paved the way to working with brands to increase their reach and engagement with our audiences. Experienced in tech start-ups and finance, Oli is obsessed with data.

Loves all things cycling and golf with a soft spot for Newcastle United.

Steph

Steph Ko, Content Machine

Steph is our newest recruit and is owning all things content marketing. Steph makes it her duty to be ahead of the curve with regards to thought leadership in local media and native content – the killer combo.

Otherwise…. Can be seen playing with her favourite dog, Avocado, or checking out Birmingham’s best restaurants.

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