Blackwell's to Bertrams

<p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Three months into his new job as commercial director of Bertrams, Michael Neil is settling into life in Norwich. Being away from his family and home in the Cotswolds during the week, he's taken up jogging and healthy eating.</p><p>The tranquil Broadlands setting is a far cry from the turbulence of Blackwell's, which he quit in the summer when it looked as if the chain would be sold off to a rival. Instead, in came a new management team. But Neil, who became the public face of the academic bookseller in four years in sales and marketing roles, refuses to badmouth the ne...

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