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OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

George Bayntun has been a family run business since it first opened in 1894, and many of our staff have worked with us for years, with over 330 years experience combined. Below you can find out more about them.

Edward Bayntun-Coward

Edward Bayntun-Coward

Edward is the great-grandson of George Bayntun and the son of Hylton and Charlotte. He read Modern History at Oxford University and worked for five years for Maggs Bros in London. Married to Laura, they have three children, Lily, Joshua and Beatrice. Edward served as High Sheriff of Somerset 2016-17 and is a Deputy Lieutenant. He is chairman of the Holburne Museum and involved with a number of charities.

Penny Cox

Penny Cox

Penny is part of the fixtures and fittings having joined the firm in 1963 as secretary to Edward's grandmother Constance and then tending to Hylton for 35 years. She now works two days a week and her son, Daniel, designed this website.

Annie Logan

Annie Logan

Annie, our project co-ordinator, has been with us since 2006. She assists Edward and - when not mapping the paper trail of our beautiful bindings - can be found managing key accounts, taking photographs, composing catalogues and looking after our archive.

Millie Williams

Millie Williams

Millie graduated with a degree in English Literature from Bath Spa University and joined Bayntun's in the summer of 2019. She is responsible for managing the office and shop, looking after customers, and keeping our 80 year old aspidistra alive and flying!

Pam Fontana

Pam Fontana

Pam has been our faultless book-keeper since 2002. She previously worked in hotel management for many years, before becoming an accounts supervisor for Tate & Lyle. When Pam was a small child her father would bring her into Bayntun's, leading to a life long love of books.

Pam Maggs

Pam Maggs

Pam has been responsible for keeping the shop and bindery clean and tidy since 2001. She is a keen Bath Rugby fan, a prolific post card sender and makes sure that our door handles are always the shiniest in the South-West.

OUR BINDERY STAFF

Emma Abrahams

Emma Abrahams

Emma followed her mother and aunt into the bindery and has been with us since 2000. Besides collating and sewing she prepares the endleaves and has become a very skilled paper restorer.

Don Alexander

Don Alexander

After spending five years as an apprentice here from 1977, Don went off to work for Period Binders and Chivers. He returned in 1995, and is the complete all-rounder, with experience of forwarding, edge gilding, finishing and box making. He is now our chief restorer.

Sarah Baldi

Sarah Baldi

After studying Ancient and Modern Culture and Philology at University in Naples, Sarah spent several years working in publishing in Berlin. She realised that bookbinding was her dream, and has been pursuing it in various binderies across Europe, arriving at Bayntun's last October. Forwarding and edge gilding are her passion.

Nola Edwards

Nola Edwards

Nola started working in the bindery in the summer of 2011, having spent 27 years as an art and graphics technician at the City of Bath College. With a background in book illustration (and mural-painting) her return to working with books was a natural move. Nola is responsible for sewing and headbanding and also refurbishing old books.

Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Tony completed his apprenticeship at Chivers and came to us in 1987. Now our senior finisher he has the run of our many thousands of hand tools, blocks and rolls, all of which he handles with amazing skill and speed. An enthusiastic cyclist, he likes to take his bike off to Majorca.

Spike

Spike

Spike joined us as a forwarder in the spring of 2010, having completed a BA in Bookbinding from Roehampton followed by seven years working in the trade. He had previously worked in the bookselling and publishing world. He is passionate about creativity, typography and good design, all of which are evident in his bindings.

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