MARTIN Wickham, the man who oversaw the merger of several organisations to form North Devon+, the public-private promotions company, is leaving his post as general manager. He is to become general manager of Braunton-based Marsden's Cottage Holidays. Mr

MARTIN Wickham, the man who oversaw the merger of several organisations to form North Devon+, the public-private promotions company, is leaving his post as general manager.He is to become general manager of Braunton-based Marsden's Cottage Holidays.Mr Wickham said his post as general manager, first of North Devon Marketing Bureau and latterly of North Devon+ had been challenging, demanding and, at times, exhausting.In a message to staff, he said: "I am very proud of what you have achieved and know that the company will go from strength to strength."As you may know, I represent our area at several regional forums and it has never ceased to excite me when I hear other people talk about how different and strong North Devon is because all the businesses, councils and people pull and work together."Mr Wickham said the board of North Devon+ had asked him to stay on until the end of March to ensure and smooth and managed transition and he intended to do everying he could to do exactly that.