fish4, a provider in the UKís online markets for jobs, homes and motors, has appointed Joe Slavin as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Joe, 45, is the former Managing Director of, the UK arm of one of the worldís leading online recruitment sites.

Speaking on behalf of itís shareholders, fish4 Chairman Humphrey Cobbold said: This appointment underlines our commitment to securing the ongoing success of fish4.

Joeís focus will be to build on fish4ís market leading position and accelerate itís growth. Growth which has already seen fish4jobs become the UKís most popular recruitment website with over 1.3m unique users, fish4cars enjoy year on year revenue growth of 60% and fish4homes establish a strong market position in order to begin charging in Jan 2006.î

Joe Slavin, Chief Executive Officer of fish4, said: Backed by four of the UKís biggest regional newspaper publishers, fish4 is uniquely well placed to deliver value for its clients.

This is an exciting time to be involved in the classified advertising industry, which is changing at an extraordinary pace.

Iím looking forward to building on the success of fish4 and adding even greater impetus to its development as a business.

fish4 is owned by four leading regional newspaper groups: Newsquest Media Group, Northcliffe Newspapers Group Ltd, Trinity Mirror plc and Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers.

fish4jobs is the UKís largest recruitment website, with 1.3m unique users according to the respected NORAS survey in 2004.