BIC Trainers

Paul Almeroth, Woodland MediaPaul Almeroth
Commercial Director, Woodland Media
Paul has worked in the freight forwarding industry for over 30 years and has spent more than 20 years at the Woodland Group. As the Commercial Director of Woodland Media – the specialist Book division of Woodland Group – he has worked with printers, publishers, distributors and retail to ensure their supply chains are running effectively and economically.

Paul Almeroth provides training for the following BIC Course:
Shipping Explained


Graham Bell Graham Bell, EDItEUR
Executive Director, EDItEUR
Graham is Executive Director of EDItEUR, and is responsible for the overall development of EDItEUR’s standards and the management services it provides on behalf of other standards organisations (including the International ISBN and ISNI agencies and the IDF). He joined EDItEUR as its Chief Data Architect in 2010, focusing on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, Thema, EDItX and on other EDItEUR standards for the global books and serials sectors.

Graham is an experienced trainer and speaker. He previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK, where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems leading the development of bibliographic and digital asset management systems.

Graham Bell provides training for the following BIC Courses:
ONIX: Essentials
ONIX: Advanced Topics 


Cartiere del Garda (LECTA Group)LECTA Group
Established in 1956, Cartiere del Garda is now the second largest manufacturer of coated wood-free paper in Europe. Four members of Cartiere del Garda’s staff facilitate the training provided during the BIC Illustrated Book Production & Paper training course including: Edoardo Vincenzi, Customer Technical Assistance Manager; Mauro Ratto, Technology Manager; Alessandro Nardelli, International Publishing Coordinator at LECTA Group SA; and Fabio Silvi, Environmental Management System Manager.

Cartiere del Garda provides training for the following BIC Course:
Illustrated Book Production & Paper


Francis CaveFrancis Cave, Consultant
Francis Cave is a freelance publishing technology consultant and one of the UK’s leading experts on the application of XML in publishing. He has almost thirty years’ experience advising publishers on how to make best use of the latest technologies in editorial and production, and for the past twelve years has been supporting BIC in the development of a range of trade and library supply chain communication standards, including the BIC web service standards. He has been providing technical support to EDItEUR in the development of the ONIX for Books product information standard since 1999, and in the development of the EDItX family of XML transaction message formats since 2002.

Francis Cave provides training for the following BIC Course:
A Technical Introduction to ONIX & XML 


Emanuele ChellerEmanuele Cheller, Printer Trento
Technical Manager, Printer Trento
Emanuele is responsible for the  management of Printer Trento’s technical office. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in book production, including pre-press, press and post-production processes.

Emanuele Cheller provides training for the following BIC Course:
Illustrated Book Production & Paper 


Martin CollyerMartin Collyer, CPI Group UK
General Manager at CPI Antony Rowe, CPI Books UK
Martin has more than 30 years’ experience in the UK book and journal industry. He specialises in colour reprographics and digital operations, workflows and inventory management solutions. Martin is currently the divisional General Manager of CPI Antony Rowe, and oversees the operations of both the Wiltshire and Eastbourne plants.

Martin Collyer provides training for the following BIC Course:
Digital Printing for Books 


Simon EdwardsSimon Edwards, Consultant
Freelance Book Industry Consultant
Simon Edwards has worked in the book industry for 30 years as a bookseller, library supplier and publisher. After spells with BFS, WHSmith and Whitaker, he became a freelance consultant, undertaking a wide range of research, training, marketing and systems design projects. For BIC, over the past ten years, Simon managed the e4books and e4libraries projects, authoring many of BIC’s guides and reports on supply chain matters and chairing numerous working groups and the BIC Technical Implementation Clinics for both trade and libraries.

Simon Edwards provides training for the following BIC and PTC Course:
Metadata Power 


Nick FinegoldNick Finegold, Zebra
Account Lead, Zebra
Nick has worked in the print industry since the early 1990s. During his time at leading pre-press companies, he developed a thorough knowledge of the production process from design, artwork and project management through to final print and delivery. Nick’s breadth of knowledge and diverse client portfolio gives him a unique overview of the challenges in the industry. He also guest lectures at UCL and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Nick Finegold provides training for the following BIC Course:
Pre-Press for Publishing


Ken JonesKen Jones, Circular Software
Founder, Circular Software
Ken Jones is a publishing software expert with over ten years’ experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at Pearson and Penguin Group UK. Ken now specialises in writing applications for publishers and offering training and consultancy on print and digital publishing software and workflows.

Ken Jones provides training for the following BIC Courses:
eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained
eBook Creation: Advanced & Practical 


Greg Manterfield-Ivory Gregory Manterfield-Ivory, Clays Ltd
Sales Executive, Clays Ltd
Greg is a Sales Executive at Clays after previously working as an Account Controller on a number of different accounts in the Customer Services team. In this role he focused on the day-to-day production of books for a diverse range of customers, varying from large trade publishers of household names, to self-publishers just starting out. Greg graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in American Literature and Creative Writing, and previously worked for a print outsourcing business.

Greg Manterfield-Ivory provides training for the following BIC Course:
Mono Book Production Explained 


Heather O’ConnellHeather O'Connell, Consultant
Heather has more than 20 years’ experience in book publishing. Specialising in book production, she has held various positions including Production Director for Penguin UK and HarperCollins Publishers. She now runs a consultancy, using her passion for and knowledge of the industry to support a broad range of print and publishing clients and industry initiatives.

Heather O'Connell provides training for the following BIC Courses:
Colour Book production Explained
Digital Printing for Books
Illustrated Book Production & Paper
An Introduction to Production
Mono Book Production Explained
Pre-Press for Publishing
Production for Non-Production People
Shipping Explained
Understanding Paper


Howard WillowsHoward Willows, Nielsen Book
Senior Manager, Data Development, Nielsen Book
Howard has been driving the development of Thema – the international subject classification scheme for the global book trade – from its inception in 2011, and was the first Chair of the Thema International Steering Committee. Working in the book trade since 1987, Howard has been associated with the development of a number of industry standards, including the BIC Standard Subject Category Scheme and ONIX. 

At Nielsen Book, Howard has key responsibilities for all aspects of product data quality and the development of systems and processes in conformance with approved industry standards.  

Howard Willows provides training for the following BIC Course:
Implementing Thema