Stephen is CEO of the World of Books group in Goring-by-Sea. In just ten years, the business has grown from a start-up into one of the largest sellers of used and rare books in the world and one of the fastest growing companies in UK.
World of Books is a perfect example of the circular economy in action. Over 70 million books each year are reused and recycled and in 2013, Ziffit.com was launched to purchase books directly from the public. World of Books has featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track, the LSEG ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, and was named Recycler of the Year in 2016 and received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017.
Previously, Stephen was Commercial Director at the British Retail Consortium and worked with the British Heart Foundation Shops Division.