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

Natalie Dale - Co-chair

Natalie Dale

Co-chair

Assistant Editor, Adam Matthew Digital

Amy Potter - Co-chair

Amy Potter

Co-chair

Marketing Executive

Sophie Parrish - Inclusivity Officer

Sophie Parrish

Inclusivity Officer

Student (BA English Literature with Publishing), Plymouth University

Rosie Pankhurst - Treasurer

Rosie Pankhurst

Treasurer

Marketing Executive, Anthem Publishing

Suzi Heal - Social Media Officer

Suzi Heal

Social Media Officer

Editor, Curious Universe

Lily Evans - Social Media Officer

Lily Evans

Social Media Officer

Student (MA English), University of Bristol

Amy Butler - Social Media Officer

Amy Butler

Social Media Officer

PR Professional

Emma Ronan - Digital Content Officer

Emma Ronan

Digital Content Officer

Podcaster, Slumbering SlothCast

Anna Richardson - Communications Officer

Anna Richardson

Communications Officer

Social Media and Content Creation Executive, Greek to Me Translations

Kaelum Neville - Communications Officer

Kaelum Neville

Communications Officer

Marketing Campaign Manager, Oxford University Press

Melissa Nock - Events Officer

Melissa Nock

Events Officer

Agent’s Assistant, Michelle Kass Associates

Tesni Roberts - Events Officer

Tesni Roberts

Events Officer

Graduate (Publishing with Creative Writing), Bath Spa University

Kira Orchard - Student Liason Officer

Kira Orchard

Student Liason Officer

Student, University of Exeter

Haley Horton - Student Liason Officer

Haley Horton

Student Liason Officer

Student (MA Comparative Literatures and Cultures), University of Bristol

Annabel Morgan - Student Liason Officer

Annabel Morgan

Student Liason Officer

Student (BA English), University of Bristol