Alison Reay, the joint managing director, claimed that Atkinson left the company on Friday in a “mutual decision between Steve and Titan”. She added: “Steve had decided that he wanted a different line of career. ”
Reay said a new sales director would be appointed in due course. In the interim, she will run the national and regional sales teams alongside Matt Batchelor, the head of Titan Plus, Catherine Bosworth, the client development director and Jed Weston, the specialist sales director.
Atkinson joined the outdoor company in June last year from The Mail on Sunday, where he was the deputy advertisement director. He spent 16 years at Associated Newspapers and was previously head of trading for newspapers.