Restructure for S&S UK sales

Restructure for S&S UK sales

Simon & Schuster UK has changed the structure of its sales team, merging its adult and children's teams.

The sales structure will now be split into two divisions, with one focusing on bookshop, online and digital sales, and the other targeting mass market and special sales.

As part of the changes, Dominic Brendon has been promoted to sales director for bookshops, online and digital. His team will take responsibility for all sales to Waterstones, W H Smith Travel, wholesale customers, independent bookshops and Ireland, as well as online and digital accounts.

Laura Hough is promoted to sales director for mass market, special sales and children's. Her team will focus on supermarket accounts, W H Smith high street stores and special sales. Though the children's list will be sold through both divisions, Hough will have overall budgeting responsibility for that area.

The international sales department will now take on a broader remit and include distributed sales and led by Rumana Haider, who is promoted to international sales director.

Gill Richardson, recently appointed group sales director at S&S, said: "We are particularly fortunate to have such a strong group of sales professionals to take Simon & Schuster UK forward, and these promotions are testament to the talent, passion and experience of our three directors. This new structure positions us to deliver to an even higher standard in an extremely competitive market, driving innovation and partnering more effectively with retailers to take our brilliant authors to readers everywhere."