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Bill qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1953 and joined a firm of London accountants after National Service in the Royal Navy. After 2 years he returned to his father’s accountancy office in Liverpool, later joining a packaging company as Company Secretary and Chief Accountant. After five years he joined Star Aluminium in Wolverhampton, and five years later joined the Slater Walker organisation as General Manager of one of their factories in Birmingham. In 1972 he set up his own practice as a part time Company Secretary and Finance Director to a number of small companies. This has been his occupation ever since. He has worked with a wide range of businesses, in including EyeBooks which was started as TravellersEye 12 years ago.
Dan is the ‘muppet’ who 10 years ago decided that he wanted to set out on a mission to show that ordinary people can and do achieve extraordinary things. And so Traveller’s Eye was born (to later become Eye Books). Dan believes that we live in an increasingly mechanised world which is far too celebrity driven and the purpose of Eye Books is to champion people like you and me who have got off their **se and done something pretty amazing. Dan is more interested in those peoples stories than what Brooklyn Beckham’s latest diet is about. The world is huge and out there for living and Dan and Eye Books want to celebrate people who do this as opposed to what most of us do which is simply exist. Dan is currently having an amazing time in Boston where the next generation of Eye Books authors and supporters are being discovered.
Sally is our Operations Assistant, without whom our company would be lost, just like her keys. She enjoys being up ladders.
Jim has a new computer.
Tobias Steed founded Can of Worms Publishing Ltd in 2001 to encompass a veritable can of worms of interests both personal and professional. Prior to establishing Can of Worms Enterprises with Dan Hiscocks, Can of Worms Publishing provided consulting services to publishers and other internet and over the air broadcast media companies; graphic design services; and book publishing under the Can of Worms Press and Can of Worms Kids Press imprints.
Tobias Steed was also co-founder of Compass American Guides (now wholly owned by Fodor’s Travel Publications, Random House, NY) which he and his partners sold to Random House in 1992. Following a period as Associate Publisher of Fodor’s and Director of New Media at Random House, Tobias returned to England to work for Rupert Murdoch’s News International. In 1999 he left to write Hollywood Cocktails for Mitchell Beazley and record an album ‘Automatic Writing’ with the Catalonian jazz trio, The MJ’s, produced by Andy Cox of the Fine Young Cannibals. Tobias now divides his time into lots of tiny pieces.
Georgina is our long-suffering accountant, and a lady of eternal mystery. Meaning, of course, that she won’t give us any information to put on the website.
We also have a rotating cast of guest star interns.