Turpin Distribution
about us

About Us

Turpin Distribution is an international fulfilment and distribution company providing services to the academic, scholarly and professional publishing industry.  It provides bespoke solutions for book, journal and online publishers

Turpin has a purpose-built UK head office located close to the A1M and two international airports.  Our US office is based in Connecticut.  We employ over 100 members of staff, the majority of whom work in our Customer Service, Finance and Warehouse departments.

We have developed our own computer system to meet the specific needs of publishers in the academic, scholarly and professional publishing community. We support the system in-house and regularly undertake development to enhance its capabilities.

Publishers have been relying on our expert services for over 40 years and we currently have c. 50 clients including Brill, Kluwer Law, OECD, The Eurospan Group, The British Psychological Society, The United Nations, The British Computer Society and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.  (A full client list can be found here.)

Senior Management

 

Lorna Summers, Managing Director

Lorna, an affable Scotswoman, has worked in the industry for 30 years, having originally trained in hotel management before turning to a career in distribution. She took over the company with a partner in 2005, bringing in her own management staff and controls and managing its impressive subsequent growth.

 

Alan Medd, Head of IT

Alan has worked with Turpin in various capacities for over 25 years and was one of the chief architects of the current in-house fulfillment system as well as more recent developments including Turpin's web reporting and journals e-commerce sites. He is also a member of the British Computer Society.

 

Neil Castle, Commercial Director

Neil joined Turpin in July 2005 and has over twenty years of experience in both bookselling and publishing. Having trained originally at  Blackwells and then Dawson Books, Neil spent seven years working in Official & Regulatory publishing with TSO before joining Turpin. Neil is also an active member of the BIC Physical Supply Chain Committee.

 

Julie Barnes, Director of Operations & HR

Julie joined Turpin in February 2007 and has nearly 20 years experience within Human Resources.  Before Turpin, she spent much of her time working in London within the legal field, and more recently in manufacturing and financial services.  Julie’s role is commercially-focused, and covers all aspects in relation to both Turpin's UK and US operation.

 

Richard Stroud, Group Financial Controller

Richard joined Turpin in February 2008 as Financial Controller. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts and has over twenty years experience in commercial and financial roles with blue-chip companies including BAE Systems, Siemens and EADS.

 

Anita Monaghan, Senior Client Manager

Anita has worked for Turpin for over 30 years, originally joining the Finance Department on a temporary basis for two weeks.  She stayed with Finance for approximately a year, taking a permanent position in 1979.  During this period Anita has worked in many roles within Turpin and gained a great deal of experience in the Industry.

 

Phil Rushton, Senior Client Manager

Phil joined Turpin in 1994, originally as a supervisor within warehousing and distribution before moving into Customer Service management and onto his current role as one of our Senior Client Managers. You will often see Phil representing Turpin at the fairs and conferences that we attend. His knowledge of all things Turpin make him a valuable source of information to our many clients and customers as well as his colleagues here at Turpin.