Simon Yarwood is the CEO of World Trades Publishing, a UK based company that publishes magazines and websites for the leather, footwear and active wear industries. After leaving Aberystwyth University he joined World Trades Publishing in 1989 and took over the running of the business in 2002.
Earlier in his career he was instrumental in the set-up of World Leather China and www.leatherbiz.com and has recently been the driving force behind the Tannery of the Year Awards Programme and www.nothing-to-hide.org
He has recently spoken at several industry conferences including ALCA, SLTC, USHSLA and the Independent Shoemakers Conference.
Simon also owns a communications and marketing agency and has worked extensively on campaigns for a wide variety of organisations, including the United Kingdom Fashion Exports Association, the European Glove Association and for the past 17 years he has personally managed the global marketing of the world’s leading footwear lining, Cambrelle®.