International Track 200

This circular economy “recommerce” company recycles or resells more than 85m used books bought from charities and consumers every year. It trades via its own websites, which include World of Books and Ziffit, and through Amazon and eBay. Selling to more than 190 countries lifted exports at the West Sussex firm to £22.9m in 2018. Last September, Graham Bell, 45, took over as chief executive from co-founder Stephen Boobyer, 57.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank131
CompanyWorld of Books
ActivityBooks and media reseller
LocationWest Sussex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa41.35%
International sales £000s22,856
Total sales £000s64,000
Staff568
Founded2002
Websitewww.worldofbooks.com

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