Allison and Busby brings sales in-house

<p>Allison and Busby is ending its eight year contract with sales agency Compass and will start selling its list to the UK trade itself from 1st April 2007. Publishing director Susie Dunlop, who joined A&amp;B from Compass in 2005, will take on all UK head office and key accounts, along with her colleague Lesley-Anne Brown and a freelance rep who will focus on London.</p><p>Repforce will take over A&amp;B&#39;s representation in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, and all administration and telesales will also be based at the A&amp;B office.</p><p>Dunlop said: &quot;We will always be grateful to the Compass team for their representation of our list thus far, but now the time has come for us to branch out on our own and establish a more direct and personal relationship with the trade. We are committed to maintaining our independent customers, whilst building closer ties with key accounts and head offices. It will be an exciting new step for Allison &amp; Busby and we have an excellent base on which to build.&quot;</p>