About the Profit Margin

Profit Margin

The Profit Margin is the place for entrepreneurs. If you run any type of business; big, small or medium there’s advice, insight and experience from the entreprenuerial front-line. The Profit Margin is supported by First Trust Bank and The Ulster Business School.

Jim Fitzpatrick aka @JimFitzBiz

Jim is an award-winning broadcaster, producer and journalist with an interest in Ireland’s economics & politics. A former Editor of Economics and Business for the BBC in Ireland, he previously he fronted much of the BBC NI’s political coverage as the presenter of The Politics Show, Stormont programming and party conferences.

He has also been a familiar face to audiences in Northern Ireland as a regular presenter on BBC Newsline. Jim has also led investigations for BBC current affairs flagship – Spotlight. His investigation into the collapse of Sean Quinn’s business empire and hunt for missing assets won the programme the 2013 Irish Film and Television Award for best current affairs programme. Jim has also worked as part of BBC Northern Ireland’s presenting team during election coverage and has regularly presented on Radio Ulster. He has interviewed many leading politicians from Ireland, the UK and beyond. Prior to joining the BBC Jim worked as an investigative reporter with UTV from 2000. His other positions included Corporate PR Director, Drury Communications 1999 -2000; Business Editor and other positions with The Irish News 1996 -1999; News Editor, Townland Radio, Cookstown 1995 -1996. Jim is also an independent producer working on a number of documentary projects and was previously an owner in one of Northern Ireland’s leading production companies before it was acquired by a London-based plc.


Naomi McMullan aka @Naomi_McBiz

Naomi is a business journalist and broadcaster-who wants to make economic news more accessible. From house prices to petrol prices – how we earn, spend and save our money affects everyone and every business. We have to piece together all the information to work out where our economy is headed, and why.

Previously Naomi worked in the business unit of UTV in Belfast and in London for CNN International.


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