Resignation at Tindle Neswpaper

Tom McGowran has resigned as chief executive of Tindle Newspapers after 23 years with the company, writes Mary Stevens.

He will be joining another family-owned newspaper group in an advisory role and said the move re?ected his desire to spend more time with his family and enjoy other interests.

“In this job I drive 40,000-odd miles around the country each year. This will allow me to spend more time with my wife and family,” he said.

McGowran started his career as a photographer with Johnston Press in 1966, but quickly moved across into advertising sales.

“The money was better,” he said.

“Photographers in those days only earned about £4 a week.”

He worked for several other companies including Westminster Press and IPC before joining Tindle in February 1980 as general manager. At this point the group owned ?ve titles – it now owns around 120.

McGowran said he has seen huge technological changes during his time at Tindle. “There were still some companies using hot metal. There’s also been a huge change between management and the workforce. We can work as a team now.”

He leaves the group in late September and takes up his new post at the beginning of October.

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