Barrington Stoke m.d Kidd departs

Barrington Stoke m.d Kidd departs

Mairi Kidd, managing director of accessible children's book publisher Barrington Stoke, has been made redundant after six years at the company.

Kidd joined the publisher as managing director in 2010. Prior to that she was chief executive of arts agency Firefly Arts.

The company told The Bookseller that it is not replacing the role of managing director. Instead different members of the team will have "bigger roles". Sales and marketing director Jane Walker will lead the sales and marketing team, financial controller Anne Mather will handle operations and the company's founder Lucy Juckes will have more of a "hands on role ​for the time being".

A spokesperson for the publisher said: "The board would like to thank Mairi for her substantial contribution over a successful period for the company and wish her well for the future."

The spokesperson added that going forward, the company is looking to build both its e-commerce business and develop new partnership opportunities to access more schools.

Kidd left the company on 17th March and can be contacted on mairi.kidd@gmail.com.