Simon Inger has been working in journals since 1987, when he joined B.H.Blackwell, the Oxford-based subscription agent. In late 1994 he founded CatchWord, the world's first journal platform service provider until its acquisition by Ingenta. Since 2002, Simon has worked as a consultant in all aspects of journals strategy. In addition, Simon runs training courses on journals delivery for librarians, as well as courses for publishers with ALPSP. Simon co-founded Renew Consulting for Societies, which assists societies with their publishing partnership arrangements. Simon works with not-for-profits, commercial publishers, technology providers, intermediaries and service providers in journals publishing.