Trinity said he was leaving to pursue his ‘many varied interests outside the company”. In a release the company said:
Throughout his time at Trinity Mirror, Bill has mainly been based at Scottish and Universal Newspapers which was one of the most successful local publishing businesses in the UK.
Mark Hollinshead, managing director (nationals), said: “Bill has had a long and very successful career with Trinity Mirror and he has been instrumental in the successful formation of Media Scotland and in helping to make the transition as smooth as possible for readers, customers and staff alike. I appreciate everything he has done to make this happen. I hope you will join me in thanking him for making such a great contribution to our business over the years and to wish him and his family every success in the future.”
Bill said: “I’ve had an amazing 30 years with the company and have worked with some of the most talented people in the industry. It has been a privilege and a pleasure working across Scotland with our portfolio of high quality local titles and lately the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail both in print and online.”
“The creation of Media Scotland and the tremendous hard work by everyone over the last seven months will most definitely present new and exciting opportunities for the future. I wish everyone all the best.”