Co-Owner & Managing Director
Deborah has a background in senior commercial roles within the media and publishing arena including Conde Nast, Future Publishing and Highbury House. She set up her first business in 2008 when her son Jack was born and she was running this business in 2017 when she was approached to help support LoveReading on the next stage of its journey. Serendipity it certainly was as Deborah has spent her life loving books ever since her parents bought her those Brambly Hedge books on her 5th Birthday. Her involvement in the LoveReading portfolio, brings together her media background, passion for books, her love of literacy, marketing knowledge and her commercial acumen. She has been steering the ship as MD since 2018 and if you've ever met her, you'll know she ADORES sharing book love.
Co-Owner & Director
Gavin has a background in magazine publishing in the B2B realm here and abroad for the last 20 years. He has a real drive to grow businesses by investing in staff and having a thriving work culture. And a quirky fact, he owns the largest black piranha in captivity in the world.
Co-Owner & Director
Robert has over 20 years in eCommerce and has built multiple online businesses. Robert's two daughters are passionate about reading and getting books into the hands of more children has become a mission for him.
Charlotte Walker is our very own Content Manager. She is a 25-year-old life long bookworm and Chionophile. She graduated with a first class degree in English Literature from the University of Chester (although you can't always tell from her spelling) and feels like the luckiest person in the world that her first "grown-up" job allows her to read, discuss and find out more about fantastic books all day long.
Head of Sales
After 20 years in magazines and newspapers, Fiona saw the light and moved into the book world. An avid reader with tons of experience in media sales, she leads the sales operation at LoveReading ensuring that we work closely with publishers to deliver their marketing objectives.
Alison joined the team at the start of 2022 as a Content Executive. She supports our Managing Director and Content Managers to oversee the content presented on the LoveReading portfolio of sites, and deals with our customer enquiries. By the end of each day, she’s usually already mentally spent her money earned on all the amazing new books she discovers through her work, both for herself and to enjoy with her children.
Head of Digital Development
Daryl Crowther is our Head of Digital Development who joined the team in late 2017 and has spearheaded the redevelopment of all three sites. He has over 16 years of website development experience having worked as an in-house developer for a series of small publishers before landing at LoveReading. After first giving all of the LoveReading websites a much needed overhaul, Daryl now works closely with Deborah developing new ideas as the websites continue to evolve.