ADVERTISEMENT director for Anglia Newspapers Peter Hoxley is stepping down after 40 years with the company.
Peter, 55, a well-known face in the Bury St Edmunds business scene is stepping down to spend more time with his family and two young grandchildren.
He joined the Bury Free Press in 1972 as production co-ordinator, liaising between advertising, editorial and production departments and was the youngest salesperson in Emap, at just 17, covering the Mildenhall area for the Bury Free Press and Newmarket Journal.
He became senior sales executive on the Bury Free Press in 1979 and completed time at the Haverhill Echo and Suffolk Free Press returning to the Bury Free Press in 1983.
He became advertisement director in 1988 and has held that role for 24 years and for a nine month spell was acting managing director.
Peter will continue to provide a consultancy role for Johnston Press and is looking forward to his continuing involvement as a director of Menta and member of Bury Chamber of Commerce executive team.
He has been heavily involved in the inaugural Bury Free Press Business Awards and organisation of the Business Festival in partnership with St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
He said: “It’s been a real pleasure to have been so centrally involved with local businesses, property, motors, retail and industry and I feel I am leaving the company with a very strong commercial team to take us forward.”