Ptarmigan loses MD through voluntary redundancy

Leeds-based Ptarmigan MD Tina Elliott has taken voluntary redundancy after only four months in the role.

Redundant Elliott leaves firm
Redundant Elliott leaves firm

Elliott was brought on board in April to replace former MD Jason Madeley, who had taken a career break to go travelling (PRWeek, 10 April).

In June, the agency announced it was planning to make an unspecified number of redundancies across its business (PRWeek, 27 June).

At the time Elliott confirmed the 50-strong agency had started the redundancy process, but would not confirm how many staff would be affected or reveal the reasons behind the move. The agency was initially calling for voluntary redundancies.

‘I am very disappointed,' said Elliott. ‘I joined to take it to the next stage and when I felt I couldn't do this bigger job it made sense for me to leave.'

Elliott is currently considering different career options.

Ptarmigan chief executive Gordon Forbes said the agency had made the regrettable decision to call for redundancies following the loss of its WRAP account. Elliott will not be immediately replaced.

Elliott's exit follows the departure of long-standing board director Paul Willis in June. He left his deputy managing director role after ten years.

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