Richardson left The Register last Friday after nine years to become a partner at Wadley & Co, the comms outfit founded by Wadley two years ago.
The company specialises in media training and copywriting for clients that include BT, Ofcom, AOL and Sky Media.
‘Tim is well known and well respected in the industry, and has a lot of contacts. I am hoping that with Tim as a partner in the business we will be able to expand even further, and that his background as a journalist gives us more credibility with potential clients,’ said Wadley.
The Register has developed a cult following in the technology industry internationally since it was founded in 1994 in the UK. Its tagline is ‘Biting the hand that feeds IT’, and now has more than four million readers a month.
Richardson will start working at Wadley & Co later this month. ‘I’ve been at The Register since 1997 when it was just a small start-up,’ said Richardson. ‘It was time to move on to something different. I’m hoping to get involved in the media training and copywriting parts of the company and, of course, to generate plenty of new business as well.’
As yet, The Register does not have a replacement for Richardson, but it is recruiting for the role.
Wadley has recently worked as interim head of PR at Wanadoo. He was previously senior corporate comms manager at BT.