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Press Release: 02.03.2020 - Simon Perkins joins World of Books Group as Chief Operating Officer


Simon Perkins joins World of Books Group as Chief Operating Officer on 2nd March 2020.

Over the last decade World of Books Group has grown from a start-up into a leading global re-commerce business, comprised of World of Books, Ziffit and Shopiago. With compound annual growth of 20% for the last three years, and ambitious international expansion plans, the Group welcomes Perkins’ wealth of experience and entrepreneurial approach to growing businesses.

Simon has over 17 years of experience in the energy industry - co-founding renewable energy company Tonik in 2015 - and a background in other markets including insurance and property services; specialising in Operations, Change, Sales, Strategy and People Management.

As Chief Operating Officer, Simon will be supporting the operational side of the business; focused on the Group vision, to be the leading seller of used books globally, while helping people to reuse and recycle for less through innovation and technology.

“As our business grows in size and complexity, we need to make sure we have the team and the structure to be able to succeed. I’m delighted that, Simon Perkins will be joining World of Books Group as Chief Operating Officer.” Graham Bell, Chief Executive Officer.

“I’m inspired by the proposition at World of Books and feel privileged to be joining the business at this exciting time. The Group is unique and has grown impressively throughout its history. I’m looking forward to the journey ahead and being part of the ongoing mission to help the world reuse and recycle for less through innovation and technology.” Simon Perkins, Chief Operating Officer.

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