Bako North Western Group group CEO Mark Tomlinson has resigned with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Group chairman Joseph Hall announced Tomlinson’s resignation and revealed Paul Ogle (pictured right), former managing director of Johnsons the Cleaners, will be named interim CEO until a successor is found.

Tomlinson will leave Bako North Western after nine years, and eight years as CEO of the company.

Hall said the board “is thankful for Tomlinson’s years of service and leadership.”

“We understand and support his decision to step down and are grateful for his many accomplishments,” Hall said. “We wish him and his family the very best for the future.”

During his time at Bako North Western, he cycled the length of the country from John O’Groats, north of Scotland, to Land’s End, Cornwall to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care in July 2016. He also raised £5,000 for the Royal British Legion by cycling from Manchester to St Ives in 2013.