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Atkins leaves Premier Mortgage Service

Premier Mortgage Service has announced that PMS head Steve Atkins is resigning from the company.

PMS has put out a statement saying that Atkins, who was taken on a year ago as part of a succession plan for managing director John Malone, is leaving but is understood not to be going to another firm.

Atkins says: “It’s been an excellent year and I’ve learnt a huge amount working with John but certain elements haven’t worked out as planned so it is time to go our separate ways. The situation has been treated very amicably on both sides and now I plan to take some time out to rethink my career.”

Malone says: “We’ll be sorry to see him go but we fully understand why Steve has made the decision he has. We wish him all the best for the future.”


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