Time to say goodbye…and hello

News that was circulated around IPC Media last week:

After a career spanning more than 20 years with IPC, Kim Hollamby has decided to leave the company, effective 15th August 2008.

Says Kim: “My career at IPC started on Motor Boats Monthly magazine where I worked since its launch, nurturing it into the successful magazine it remains today. Having blogged my way around Britain’s harbours, in 1999 my digital destiny took me into publishing YBW.com. I also consulted on international business title IBI and in 2002, broadened into developing platforms and leading a digital team responsible for launching over 50 sites across many mass and specialist markets. The last three years in particular have presented many challenges and opportunities in helping IPC accelerate its transition into digital media. The great digital development team we have created here has exceptional talent, an enviable work ethic and a hunger for success that has been my daily driving force. I leave fully confident that they will do more amazing things for the company in the future.”

Says Digital Director Neil Robinson: “On behalf of all my IPC colleagues, I should like to thank Kim for the huge amount of dedicated effort and broad-ranging knowledge that he has put into IPC’s digital development. I have appreciated his support and wish him luck in his future endeavours.”

There will be a short handover before Kim leaves, with his team reporting direct to Neil Robinson until a successor is appointed.

So where to next?

The answer is to a very smart company in Yeovil, Somerset by the name of Hebron UK Ltd.

The announcement of my appointment at Hebron here.

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