BIC Trainers


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:
Metadata Power
ONIX: Essentials
ONIX: Advanced Topics 


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 Courses:
A Technical Introduction to ONIX & XML 
A Technical Introduction to XML for Transactions & BIC Realtime


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 Course:
EDI for Libraries


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 


Derek KenneyGregory Manterfield-Ivory, Clays Ltd
Sales Director, Bell & Bain Ltd
Derek has worked in the printing industry virtually all his working life, bar a brief spell in the military. He has held various senior sales, technical and executive positions at organisations including Scotland’s printing industry professional body, Print Scotland, and 18 years with solutions provider, Heidelberg. Now Sales Director at the UK’s leading book & journal printer, Derek has spent the last 5 years aiming to make them Bell & Bain the “best of the best”; he is passionate about print and books in particular. “Anything that gets people reading is a good thing” is his motto.

Derek Kenney provides training for the following BIC Course:
Colour Book Production Explained 


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
An Introduction to Production
Mono Book Production Explained
Pre-Press for Publishing
Producing Children's Books
Production for Non-Production People

Shipping Explained
Understanding Paper


Chris SaynorChris Saynor, EDItEUR
Standards Editor, EDItEUR
Chris is responsible for EDItEUR's book publishing standards including ONIX, Thema and EDItX. He joined the organisation in late 2016. For the previous eight years, Chris worked for GiantChair Inc. in Paris as a metadata specialist and project manager, and has been responsible for implementation of the Onixsuite application in many publishing organisations. He is widely known for his work with French industry liaison body CLIL and with BISG committees. Prior to that, Chris has a 20-year background in bookselling with Waterstones and WHSmith. 

Chris Saynor provides training for the following BIC Course:
Metadata Power


Daniel SimpsonChris Saynor, EDItEUR
Client Services Director, Zebra
One of the founding partners of the leading and award-winning, pre-press company Zebra. With over 25 years’ experience, Daniel has overseen the transition in production workflow from analogue to today’s digital offering; encompassing all aspects of colour management, retouching, proofing and page production. Daniel is currently responsible for the delivery of a multitude of projects for clients ranging across publishing, agency and blue chip companies. 

Daniel Simpson provides training for the following BIC Course:
Pre-Press for Publishing


Heather ShermanHeather Sherman, Dawson Books
Head of Library Programme Management, Dawson Books
Heather is an experienced library professional with expertise in library systems, technology, physical and digital supply chains, metadata lifecycle, e-commerce, eBooks, acquisitions and cataloguing. She works with libraries worldwide including the Bodleian, University of South Africa, and Public Libraries throughout Ireland. Heather has substantial commercial experience in library stock supply and related services, and plays a key role in the Library Business Leadership Team for Dawson Books / Bertram Library Services. She has presented at a number of conferences and training events, and is a member of  several key industry committees.  She began her career as a graduate trainee at the British Library in 1990, before completing an MSc in Information Management at Sheffield University, then working in academic libraries as a reference librarian, subject librarian, cataloguer and systems manager, before joining Dawson Books in 2005. 

Heather Sherman provides training for the following BIC Course:
EDI for Libraries 


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