Our Team


  

 

 

 

 

JAMES WOOLLAM – MANAGING DIRECTOR  

James became MD of F&W Media International in Spring 2010. He has overall responsibility for all FWI Media business, across our community interest in publishing and direct to consumer and our 3rd party distribution business.   Before becoming MD, James led the closure and migration of the Readers Union book club operation into new, eCommerce focussed, direct to consumer business.

Prior to working at F&W Media, James worked in the direct and digital marketing industry, including 5 years at Saatchi & Saatchi London.

You can find out more about James at his blog or follow him on Twitter.

 

ALI MYER – CRAFT COMMUNITY LEADER

Ali became Craft Community Leader in 2009 with responsibility for all aspects of the Craft business within FWI, also acting as Craft Publisher for  our David & Charles imprint.

She also works with Stitch Craft Create our online direct to consumer retail site whilst actively growing other areas of our business including online community sites such as our quilting community site  jellyrollquilters.com and cake decorating site The Pink Whisk Shop

With a background in design, Ali has over 20 years experience in the publishing and media working for a variety of companies including Reed Consumer Books and the Crafts Council.

 

  

BRIAN O’DONNELL - HEAD  of eCOMMERCE & CONSUMER Marketing

Brian heads up our direct to consumer arm which is a growing online-focused business with a rich offline heritage. Complementing ecommerce sites such as Stitch Craft Create, The Hobby Warehouse  and I Love Cross Stitch.

Brian is also responsible for building our community sites such as The Pink Whisk Shop and JellyRollQuilters.com.

Brian joined the company in May 2011 from Suttons Consumer Products, where he was involved in marketing brands such as Suttons Seeds and prior to moving to Devon he spent 15 years working at Britannia Music and its parent company Universal Group Direct

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDGET JOLIFFE – ASSISTANT FINANCE DIRECTOR UK 

Bridget is responsible for the day-to-day running of the UK-based Finance team.  As part of the Leadership Team she contributes commercial focus and can spotlight key issues on profitability and performance.

Bridget also has international business experience working closely with our US Team. She likes all sports, keeping fit and foreign travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLARE MEDLAND – HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER

Clare is a Chartered MCIPD professional who became our HR Business Partner in 2010, having previously been HR Manager. Clare manages all aspects of  Personnel, including recruitment and staff wellbeing, together with payroll and facility management for our UK team.

 

SAM VALLANCE – HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL SALES

 

 

ANNABEL YOULDON – HEAD OF SALES OPERATIONS

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