05.09.11 | Lisa Campbell - The Bookseller
The company has recently moved to new premises, at 55 Baker Street, London. Mark Smith, Quercus c.e.o, said: “We don’t want to muck around. If you are not one of the 100 people working on the seventh floor in three years’ time, you are not one of the best people in the business.”
The company, which won the Publisher of the Year award at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2011 in May, this week appointed a new finance director, Paul Lenton, and has reshuffled its board of directors.
Smith added: “With Paul’s appointment and a refocusing of our efforts onto the three key opportunities for Quercus—namely: the discovery, nurturing and delivery of world-class intellectual property; digital product innovation and the development of online reading communities; and a global sales and marketing strategy—we feel that we now have in place the most effective management structure to enable Quercus to continue to deliver on its ambitions.”