About James

About James

James WoollamI am the Managing Director of the UK division of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company.

Our focus is serving niche enthusiast communities with content and commerce through our online businesses, digital products and services and print books.

I joined F+W in August 2008 with the goal to see through the closure of our negative option book club business (which ran for 72 years under the Readers Union brand). In July 2009 the clubs closed and customers migrated into our new, eCommerce focused, direct to consumer businesses.

In March 2010, I became MD of the business (called David & Charles at the time). Having led the rebrand to F&W Media International, I am now focused on these goals:

– Growing our niche communities through our content and direct to consumer business
– Capitalising on opportunities for the F+W Media group in international markets
– Working with our strategic partners in building businesses to meet shared goals

My background is marketing and I am passionate about digital and emerging market opportunities in my industry and beyond. I am fortunate to work with a great team of leadership colleagues and a talented and committed staff.

My Biography

Born July 31st 1977, Oxford
1984-1990: Lichfield Cathedral School
1990-1995: Shrewsbury School
1996-1999: Sheffield University
1999-2000: Wunderman Cato Johnson
2000-2005: Saatchi & Saatchi
2005-2008: Lionheart
2008-present: D&C/F&W Media International
2014: IPG Board Member

Contact Me

I can be contacted through Twitter.

Company sites

F+W Media
Digital Book World
Stitch Craft Create for yarn and fabric sales
I Love Cross Stitch
Burda Style
The Creative University