BDS Appoint Simon Skinner as Director of Business Development

BDS is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Skinner as Director of Business Development. Simon will cover the retail, publisher and international markets as BDS expands its metadata, web and design services into the trade sector.

Skinner says, "I'm really excited to be joining BDS at this time of growth and opportunity for the company. BDS has so much to offer the book trade, both in the UK and internationally, and I look forward to helping raise the profile of BDS in this rapidly changing and dynamic market.”

Since its foundation in 1995, BDS has steadily grown. Today it supplies metadata to all UK public libraries and continues to administer the British Library CIP Programme contract which it has held for over twenty years. Its expansion into the book trade both domestically and internationally is complemented by the BDSDigital arm of the company which specialises in media-related creativity.

“BDS is delighted to welcome Simon Skinner into the team,” says Lesley Whyte, Managing Director at BDS. “Simon is the perfect fit for our company’s ambitions. I am sure his breadth and depth of experience will help us grow domestically and internationally.”

To contact Simon Skinner, Director of Business Development, BDS, email