Tagged with Biblica

Saving STL UK: Towards a sustainable business model?

Whether or not the possibility of a group buyout for IBS-STL UK will even be considered by Biblica’s Board and Trustees remains to seen. As of this posting I am still awaiting detailed financial statements from the company, without which it is somewhat difficult to even begin to prepare anything remotely resembling a firm proposal … Continue reading

And so it ends: STL UK puts up ‘For Sale’ sign

In a press release (full text below or pdf, 86kb) issued at lunchtime today, Biblica announced that they were finally pulling out of their UK operations and putting the division up for sale. In the press release, Keith Danby, Global CEO, is quoted saying, Given the severe financial and operational strains we have experienced, the … Continue reading

Damned by Danby: Harsh or Prophetic?

Responses to Damned by Danby: 2009 and the Death of Christian Retail UK — on the original post, privately and in the parallel discussion on facebook (where there are far more comments than here) — have been challenging and thought provoking: my thanks to all concerned and in particular to Michael Gibson who started the ball … Continue reading

IBS-STL: sort-of rebranded at last

It’s been a slow train coming since we first heard it rumbling along the tracks back in March, but it looks as though the IBS-STL rebranding loco is at last rolling in towards the station with official announcements released to the press last month. A brief report appeared in the Church Times, 24 July, 2009, and a … Continue reading

More Changes afoot at STL/Wesley Owen

Last month we noted STL UK’s forthcoming name change to ‘Biblica’, mentioned in the small print on the Wesley Owen volunteer leaflet, Wesley Owen Want You – and a New Name for STL UK? There’s still been no official announcement about that that I’m aware of, via the STL Blog or elsewhere. Now, courtesy of Christian Retailing USA, … Continue reading