Our Team

We are a small UK team, based in London and Cumbria, with an international reach. Between us we have many years of experience in book printing and publishing, the majority of these years forging our relationships with our key European and Far Eastern book manufacturers.

We understand the varied and ever-changing print requirements of book publishers, and we guarantee to find you the right people to produce your project, on schedule and on budget.

Latitude Team

Left to right: Simon Hodson, Alison Green, Irm Hollenbach.

Simon Hodson

Simon Hodson

Managing Director

Simon’s initial experience in the book printing industry was gained on the mid-eighties at the Bath Press, at the time one of the UK’s leading book manufacturers. Since leaving in 1994, he has been involved in the setting up and running of three successful UK companies outsourcing to major Far East and European book printing plants.

Simon’s passions in life include Led Zep played loud, fell walking, road cycling and his wife and two children, in no particular order.

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Alison Green

Alison Green

Production Manager

Alison began her publishing career in 1996 working in both editorial and production for ABC-Clio Oxford, Debrett’s Peerage, Lund Humphries and Gloria Books. She first met Simon in 2001 as a client but decided to make the transition from publishing to printing in 2006.

Alison is married with two young daughters. Based in London, she enjoys visiting art galleries, sampling new restaurants and going to concerts.

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Irm Hollenbach

Irm Hollenbach


Irm set and co-owned a publishing company producing notebooks with quotations for 9 years. She has also variously worked as an ergonomic assessor and first aid training provider before getting involved in finance.

Irm’s passions include theology and philosophy, arranging celebrations for the community, classical music, singing and swimming.

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Just a big thanks for all your help, from quotes through to printing and delivery of the Good Mountain Biking Guide. You have been a pleasure to correspond with and fast to sort out any questions or requested changes we made. Great service and very pleased.

Richard Ross, Active Maps Limited

Our go to print partner for our front list publishing programme.

Vertebrate have a reputation for high quality coffee table mountaineering books. Latitude have been the perfect print partner for our bestselling titles.

Jon Barton, Vertebrate Publishing

Simon and Alison, I now have a copy of our new shiny turquoise cookbook in my hand and it looks fab. Thank you both so very much for sorting out the blips and getting this book to print and delivered on time. Fantastic service from beginning to end.

Sharon, The Cooking Girls

Oh Simon, Alison – It’s absolutely stunning!! Beautiful, beautiful work – thank you and please thank the printers in Slovenia so, so much. I will recommend you wholeheartedly and be back, all the best, and thank you, thank you.

Nadia Kingsley, Fairacre Press

Thanks for the advance copies for Way of the Roses, Dales Way and GR11. They all look excellent and the Mountain Hut Book is gorgeous!

Caroline Draper, Cicerone
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