Leading newspaper man dies at 68

Date: Monday 4th March 2019

ROBIN Burgess, the former chief executive of CN Group, died aged 68, at his home in Scaleby, near Carlisle, on Friday from cancer.

He leaves a wife, Alex, and four children, Rose, Kate, Rachel and James. He was the fourth generation of his family to have run the Carlisle-based media group, which was sold to Newsquest last year, and served on the board of the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald for more than 20 years.

A family spokesman said: “Robin was a very good, decent and kind man, aware of his responsibilities to his community and all around him. He loved his family, his county and his newspapers. We shall miss him.”

Jonathan Lee, managing director of Newsquest Cumbria, said: “Robin was a true gentleman, highly respected across the industry and across the community. He was passionate about making sure the media served its community, always taking a keen interest in everyone he met.”