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, OECD, The Eurospan Group, The United Nations and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. (A full client list can be found here.)

Senior Management

Andrew Lewis, Head of IT

Andrew, an enthusiastic IT Manager has worked in IT for over 30 years, a career that grew out of an interest in writing computer games as a child. Andrew embraced the diversity and complexity of the entire spectrum of Information and Communications Technology. Using his training he worked in technical sales, IT training and project management. Andrew became an IT Manager in 2005. He joined Turpin in August 2015 bringing a breadth of IT experience to the IT Manager role.

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.

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.