About Us

Over the years, we’ve helped millions of people get organised and achieve more. We’ve learnt a few things along the way too. Like what makes a great product, why customer service matters, and how customers' needs are continually changing. Thinking ahead is our speciality, after all.

Meet the team

Divyesh Patel

Sales - Personal Account Manager

Olaf Surtees


Chris Harper

Production - Post Press & Despatch

Chris Hopkinson

Customer Support Team Leader

Monica Dowding

Sales Admin & Accounts

Richard Beaumont

Customer Support - Accounts

Matthew Surtees

Production Team Leader

Tom Moore

Sales - Personal Account Manager

Graham Oliver

Business Development Manager

Charles Hewines

Head of Procurement

Darren Anderson

Managing Director

Richard Thorley

Production - Post Press

Chris Anderson

Sales Director

Bruce Harmer

Project Manager

Samuel Fry

Personal Account Manager

Robert Anderson

Operations Director

Alvin Clarke

Sales Team Leader

What we do

At Penstripe we know that modern life is busier than ever before. We also know that through effective planning and organisation, you can achieve more of what you need to do and therefore more of what you want to do.

Building on our decades of experience in producing planners, diaries and books, we understand what it takes to create high quality products that fuse beauty and functionality. We enable you to make the most of your time, your budget and the impression you make.

We Care

We’re committed to helping everyone achieve more every day. We know that we would not be where we are without others having helped us along the way. In addition to our commitments to team, customers and business partners here are a few of the organisations that we contribute to:


I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of your team but particularly Bruce for getting the planners to us in time for the new academic year.  Bruce and his team were also fabulous at helping me sort the queries as I was uploading the planners – nothing was too much trouble.  Thank you all so much.

Admin Team Leader

Northampton School for Boys

The planners are great and they arrived on time!

Director of Upper Primary

Saltus Grammar School – Bermuda

Thanks for another year of great service!

Head Teacher

The English School of Asturias

Very nice student planners and very good service in general as always.

PA to Head of Junior School

St George's British International School, Rome - Italy

Again great service from Penstripe! A special mention to Lucy Hickey who helps me every year and keeps me calm.

MS / HS Secretary

International School Of Aberdeen

Please accept our thanks for the prompt delivery of the planners; we really appreciate your support with this, and I hope you will convey our thanks to all of your team.

Administration Manager

Guilsborough Academy

I would like to thank you for your effort and expertise in producing our club diaries. The feedback from our members is extremely positive and their comments range from ‘Very Professional’ to ‘Pure Class’. They are impressed that the diary includes so much club information and I believe they will come to expect this as the norm in the future.


Arrowe Park Golf Club

I highly recommend Penstripe for all your planners. Over the years, all my dealings with them and their highly friendly staff have been first class. They have always been a phone call or email away to resolve any problems quickly. Ordering through their website couldn’t be easier. Again, I highly recommend Penstripe and I shall certainly be using their services for many years to come.


Bedford College

Thanks all, we received the planners on Wednesday – all in great shape, they look great, thank you!

Senior School Secretary / Home School Co-ordinator

Kellett School, Hong Kong