South West


The newest branch of the SYP was officially opened in 2018 in the South West of the UK. This committee is the sixth regional branch, alongside London, Oxford, North, Scotland and Ireland.

Jo de Vries, the first Chair of the new branch until 2020 and founder of Conker House Publishing, believes it’s time for the publishing industry to catch up with the creativity and innovation happening outside of London and Oxford. SYP South West will create transparency by opening up opportunities for publishers in the area to gain access to wider conversations. The aim is to tackle the ‘disconnect’ between regional areas in the publishing industry, says Jo.

Our committee

Anna Richardson - Co-chair

Anna Richardson

Co-chair

Editorial Assistant

Suzi Heal - Co-chair

Suzi Heal

Co-chair

Creative Editor

Emma Stent - Social Media Officer

Emma Stent

Social Media Officer

Bookseller

Olivia Hill - Social Media Officer

Olivia Hill

Social Media Officer

Ellen Mitchell - Social Media Officer

Ellen Mitchell

Social Media Officer

MA student, University of Exeter

Georgia Northall - Digital Content Officer

Georgia Northall

Digital Content Officer

Marketing Executive

Eleanor Gaffney - Digital Content Officer

Eleanor Gaffney

Digital Content Officer

Production Editor

Laura Shanahan - Digital Content Officer

Laura Shanahan

Digital Content Officer

Editor

Heather Townsend - Communications Officer

Heather Townsend

Communications Officer

Sales and Customer Service Administrator

Zoe Bondi - Communications Officer

Zoe Bondi

Communications Officer

Operations Admin

Charlotte Moyle - Events Officer

Charlotte Moyle

Events Officer

Publishing and Marketing Assistant

Melissa Nock - Events Officer

Melissa Nock

Events Officer

Agent's Assistant

Elly Bell - Events Officer

Elly Bell

Events Officer

Ana Carter - Student Liason Officer

Ana Carter

Student Liason Officer

Student, Bath Spa University

Jessy Lane - Student Liason Officer

Jessy Lane

Student Liason Officer

Annabel Morgan - Student Liason Officer

Annabel Morgan

Student Liason Officer

Georgia Stuart-Mills - Treasurer

Georgia Stuart-Mills

Treasurer

Editorial Assistant

Hope Jennings Grounds - Inclusivity Officer

Hope Jennings Grounds

Inclusivity Officer

Digital Marketing Assistant