A newspaper advertising boss has left his role after two years’ commuting to East Anglia from another part of the country.
James Gurney joined Archant Suffolk as commercial director two years ago and later added the publisher’s Norfolk titles to his brief.
However he has now stepped down from the role after commuting to the region for two years from his home in the East Midlands.
He had been unable to sell his family’s Derbyshire home and has now opted to return to the area.
Archant Anglia managing director Johnny Hustler said: “James joined us two years ago, initially in Ipswich, and was promoted to also take responsibility for sales in Norfolk, Archant’s largest business.
“But he could not sell his house in Derbyshire and has been commuting back home for almost two years. It has been difficult for him and his wife and ultimately James has chosen to be back with his family.”
James’s departure was announced to staff on the day some disappointing circulation figures for Archant Suffolk were announced.
However company insiders have stressed that the two issues are not linked and that James’s reasons for leaving are purely personal.