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Helen Thomas


Helen manages the team at Opening the Book Furniture in Birmingham. She is the creative lead for new design and product development in display furniture and brings her experience in the book trade to help libraries adapt retail display solutions to the library context. Helen leads on BookSpace, our successful range for primary schools, and is always finding inventive ways to support reading and writing activities by making them more fun and enjoyable. Outside of work Helen is at her happiest at home especially when it’s busy with lots of family and friends.



Cooking for family & friends

Cooking for family & friends

<div style="margin-top: -10px;">Favourite books that one day I will re-read</div>

Favourite books that one day I will re-read



My Family

My Family



<div style="margin-top: -20px;">The opportunity to visit beautiful places</div>

The opportunity to visit beautiful places



Helen Thomas

Opening the Book Team

Olive Fowler

Olive Fowler Design Manager

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper Business Director

Anne Downes

Anne Downes Training Mentor

Richard Van Riel

Richard Van Riel Layout Designer

Fiona Edwards

Fiona Edwards Training and Schools Co-ordinator

Tristan Campbell

Tristan Campbell Website Developer

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell Web Support

Opening the Book Furniture Team

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas Director

Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson Marketing Manager

Chris White

Chris White Sales Manager

Michelle Tomlinson

Michelle Tomlinson Library Designer

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner Library Designer

Matt Riches

Matt Riches Graphic Designer

Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor Warehouse Manager

Shreena Maughan

Shreena Maughan Administration Manager