About Us

Signature is a very well established and respected Sales Agency. Our team has many years of experience in the book trade and has an excellent reputation within the industry. We have a highly professional and dedicated sales team who have, during their long careers worked in senior roles for many high profile publishers.

The Team

Our Directors

Peter Higham – Finance Director
Peter Higham is the Finance Director and Company Secretary and his responsibilities include the financial management of the company.

Jim Sheehan – Sales Director
Jim has been in the book trade since 1985 and has excellent contacts across the industry. Jim has managed territory from Scotland to the South Coast of England and has valuable experience of the wholesale market. Jim is responsible for all new business development and all sales activity in the Midlands, North of England and Scotland. Jim manages Waterstones, Gardners, Bookspeed and WH Smith.

The Office

Louise Harrison – Office Manager
For over 24 years Louise managed the Royal Institute of British Architects Competitions Office in Leeds. She brings her management expertise to our small team acting as the first point of contact for both Publishers and the Signature Sales team. She is responsible for all administrative matters and provides online and specialist non-traditional accounts with regular information about new titles. Louise looks after our website and facebook.

Our Representatives

Henry Thompson
Sales Representative
Henry is an experienced London rep who has worked with a number of distinguished publishers over the years. He is based in North London.

Jamie Denton
Sales Representative
Jamie has been in publishing for 25 years, focusing on supplying independent retailers in the book and gift trade, with a wide range of children’s and adult books and gifts.
He looks after counties in the South-East and Suffolk.

Ian Tripp
Sales Representative
Ian has been a Publishers representative for over 30 years  looking after the West of England, South Wales and East Anglia. He has worked closely with a number of high profile publishers and is looking after the Welsh and South West counties for Signature.

John Fitzpatrick
Sales Representative
John has been in the booktrade since 1986 and has worked in both retail and as a sales rep for a large number of UK and Irish publishers. John sells to the book trade both wholesale and independents, and also to non traditional accounts both books and gifts.

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