Print in the Channel - issue #8


VOW Wholesale confirm Bourne identity

Phillippa Bourne has been promoted to head of marketing at VOW Wholesale, the company has announced. Phillippa first joined VOW’s parent company Evo in 2009 and since then has held a variety of posts within the customer service, e-commerce and marketing teams since then, most recently as head of consumer marketing. VOW said that Phillippa’s knowledge and

skills will be fundamental in developing the VOW brand proposition, enhancing customer communications and building relationships with VOW customers. “Phillippa has a great depth of knowledge and experience gained through working within the merchandise and marketing teams and I’m excited for her to join the VOW senior leadership team,” said VOW’s managing director, Adrian Butler.

Phillippa Bourne head of marketing

Viking adds two to management team

Viking has strengthened its management team with appointments to the sales and customer services teams. Peter D’Amery has joined Viking as sales director UK and Ireland. With more than 20 years in strategic sales and marketing roles, including that of sales director of Office Depot, Peter will lead the sales function, focusing on growing the large and major customer portfolio. Meanwhile Julia Martin has been appointed senior manager customer service UK and Ireland. This comes after Viking recently confirmed it was insourcing its customer service function. This is part of Viking’s commitment to

improve the customer experience and overall performance as part of a turnaround plan started in 2022, not long after the business was acquired by French company RAJA Group. “Julia brings a strong commercial background. She has always put the customer at the centre of everything she does. Julia is responsible for delivering our ‘fanatical customer service’ ethos across the customer base and business,” said Simon Allan-Brooks, Viking’s managing director, UK & Ireland. Viking is currently recruiting for 60 new positions at its Leicester base including customer service representatives, team managers, quality specialists and trainers.

Peter D’Amery

Julia Martin

New marketing director for Canon UK&I Digital Printing & Solutions business

Canon UK & Ireland has appointed Khalid Aziz as marketing director for its Digital Printing & Solutions business. Khalid has more than 24 years of experience and a lengthy record as a senior leader in marketing across several industries, including telecoms and property where he delivered double-digit growth in leads each year. In his new role at Canon, Khalid will be responsible for leading the B2B marketing function including demand generation, campaign marketing, product marketing and channel marketing through the development and execution of a clear marketing strategy, to help the business realise its growth ambitions. He has expertise in market analysis, strategic planning, product marketing and multi-channel execution, as well as a reputation for working collaboratively with

sales teams to achieve shared goals. Khalid is also a founder member of MarketingKind, a membership community of marketers collaborating with pioneering charities and social enterprises. “I’m delighted to be joining Canon to help drive sales and revenue through a clear marketing strategy and plan,” said Khalid. “I look forward to utilising my expertise and experience to deliver innovation, drive a customer centric approach and further business growth.” Yusuke Mizoguchi, senior manager director, Canon UK & Ireland, added: “I’m looking forward to seeing the impact Khalid has not only on our business goals, but in supporting the team in driving our mid-term plan forward. Now is the time to lead from the front, and I have every confidence that Khalid’s experience and drive will ensure success.”

Khalid Aziz marketing director Digital Printing & Solutions


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