Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, Wob is a re-commerce business operating within the books sector, committed to acting as a force for good. Its purpose driven actions focus on three areas – the promotion of used goods; championing literacy by helping to make books more widely accessible; and taking action to reduce carbon emissions – each aligned with the UN Sustainable Development goals of responsible consumption, quality education and climate action.
Wob’s experienced leadership team, led by CEO Graham Bell, has developed a highly scalable and sustainable platform to support future growth. It sources its books via well-established charitable partnerships – including the British Heart Foundation – and directly from consumers through the Ziffit app, and then sells them through its own website as well as via Amazon, eBay and other specialist marketplaces.
“Livingbridge are delighted to be supporting World of Books in this exciting next chapter of its growth. We are excited to bring our ecommerce and Internationalisation experience to the business, and proud to stand behind its B-Corp status in its mission to protect the planet and support Charities by encouraging people to reuse.”
“We’re thrilled to have Livingbridge as our partner. They have shown huge passion for our business model, and align with our belief that businesses play a critical role in creating a positive impact… Together we will continue to provide brilliant service to our customers, our charity partners, our planet and the other communities we serve.”