Ian Cawley, previously regional manager for the south coast has been appointed divisional manager for the south region. Cawley joined the bookselling industry in 1992 at the Tunbridge Wells branch of Ottakar's. He went on to run branches in Clapham and Putney before becoming a regional manager in 1998.
Ian Matthews has been made divisional manager for the east region having previously been regional manager for greater London. He began working at Ottakar's in Basildon in 1996 and has since run stores in Folkestone, Staines and Chelmsford. He became a Regional Manager in 2005.
Roger Childs, operations director, said: "I am delighted to appoint two such experienced booksellers to these key roles. Between them, Ian Cawley and Ian Matthews bring with them 32 years of experience in the book trade, having worked both at Ottakar's and Waterstone's. Their appointment strengthens our operational team as we head into our busiest trading period, and I look forward to working closely with them in delivering a fantastic Christmas in our stores."