Tim Smyth Joins The Ulster Historical Foundation

Tim Smyth, who managed of the Bookshop at Queens University in Belfast until it was closed earlier this year, has joined the Ulster Historical Foundation as Business Development Officer.

Smyth will be responsible for increasing the organisations publication output, which currently includes around ten projects a year, promoting collaboration with other publishers as well as exploring new areas like heritage tourism.

Speaking to Irish Publishing news Smyth said that he hope to ‘work with other colleagues in Irish publishing’ to promote good relationships and collaboration in what were difficult financial times.

Smyth said that he was really up for the new challenge and would enjoy working with the foundation to promote the history, heritage and culture of Ulster and the island as a whole, something he was noted for doing in his role at the bookshop.

The foundation was founded in 1956 and has developed an impressive family history research arm alongside a publishing and bookselling arm.