The rapid expansion of their business has heralded the arrival of the UK’s largest seller of used books to Warwick district.
The excellent location, space and communications provided at the Middlemarch Business Park, made it the ideal choice for World of Books to establish a new Midlands hub.
The Sussex based, circular economy company was founded in 2002 by a group of dedicated book lovers and purchases surplus donated books from UK charities taking the titles they don’t want or haven’t got space for. Such has been the success of their environmental and ethical credentials, combined with low prices and free delivery, that the company now needs new premises to house its growing stock of over 3 million books.
World of Books continue to be one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, rapidly expanding both domestically and internationally. Their new central location will allow for improvements to their infrastructure and operational processes, which supports their vision to be the leading seller of used books globally, while helping people to reuse and recycle for less through innovation and technology.
Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for Business, Councillor Noel Butler commented: “World of Books truly ticks all the boxes when it comes to great business ideas, innovation and green values and are a very welcome addition to the ever-increasing portfolio of creative organizations who are making the decision to locate to our district.”
World of Books’ Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Graham Bell, said: “We’re looking forward to significant future growth across the business both in the UK and internationally. Our new site is an exciting milestone on our journey that allows us to grow our business in line with our vision, increase our positive impact and actively reduce our carbon footprint.”
They are currently recruiting people to join their new team; more information can be found on their website.
World of Books’ Midlands distribution centre is located at the 103,000 sq. ft Carbon 103 unit at Middlemarch Business Park and when it reaches full capacity it will create up to 250 new jobs.