Hachette’s Northern outposts take root under the leadership of Layfield

Hachette’s Northern outposts take root under the leadership of Layfield

Earlier this month, Hachette UK revealed plans to open new offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield and Bristol over the next year, in addition to the new Manchester office it announced at the end of last year. Hachette Children’s Group’s (HCG) Emma Layfield (pictured) has been spearheading the move to Manchester after 20 years working for Hachette in London; she took on the role of picture book development director, North, in January.

Layfield’s remit is to build relationships and look for business opportunities for HCG in the North of England and Scotland, as well as acquiring picture ...

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