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 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, having been part of the sales teams at Bertrams and THE (John Menzies). Jim is responsible for all new business development and all sales activity in the Midlands, North of England and Scotland. Jim manages Waterstones, WH Smith, Bertrams and Gardners.

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.

Gillian Hawkins
Sales Representative
Gillian has been in publishing for over 25 years working in a sales role with many of the major houses including Harper Collins, Pan Macmillan, Random House, Dorling Kindersley & Weidenfeld & Nicholson. She looks after East Anglia, Home Counties, Somerset and the South of England

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

Brian Blennerhassett
Sales Representative
Brian has been in the book trade since 1978 when he joined Eason’s as a trainee manager in their O’Connell Street store. For the last 37 years Brian has been a Director of Butler Sims Limited, an agency providing sales services to publishers selling in Ireland. He has vast experience of selling into traditional and non-traditional

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