In addition, Clayton will be responsible for growing and developing sales in the North West, Wales, Midlands and West of England. This is a newly created position following the retirement of Regional Manager, Graham Evans in August this year.
Clayton is currently working for the Hachette Group based in Dubai, managing the Middle East territories. Prior to this role Clayton was a books buyer for the Virgin Group in the UAE. Clayton will relocate to the UK in July and take up her new role on 6th August.
Clayton will report to James Horobin, Executive Director at Bonnier Zaffre.
In recognition of the importance of our independents and trade specialists, we have created this senior role to address the developing needs of our business.
– James Horobin, Executive Director, Bonnier Zaffre
James Horobin said: “In recognition of the importance of our independents and trade specialists, we have created this senior role to address the developing needs of our business. Sarah’s bookselling experience in both retail and publishing sales will help the field team to develop new growth strategies and provide the very best service to our customers. Sarah is a fantastic addition to a strong team and I’m hugely excited she’s joining us.”
Sarah Clayton added: “I have had an amazing six years in the Middle East and will never forget the wonderful people I have worked with here. I am delighted to be joining the brilliant Bonnier Publishing team on my return to the UK and look forward to working closely with the teams at Bonnier Zaffre and Kings Road Publishing to grow and develop regional sales.”