About us

Our small but dedicated team of publishing professionals includes the best writers, editors and book designers in the field of sports books.

We consider all our client-based projects to be partnerships and pride ourselves on a level of editorial expertise, design creativity and attention to detail unrivalled in our field.

Whether you are looking for a product to sell in your own retail outlets and/or the international book trade (we can handle both UK and worldwide distribution), an exclusive bespoke book as a marketing device or consumer loyalty reward, or a luxury publication to celebrate a significant anniversary, we are confident that Vision Sports Publishing will be able to provide the perfect solution.

Our Clients and Partners Include


With an ethos based on the highest standards of writing, design and finish, we are proud that our books have won numerous awards including the 2016 Sportel Awards Sports Book prize, and the Best Illustrated Book Award at the British Sports Book Awards five times in eight years between 2010 and 2018.

Sports Book Awards


Leander Club

The First 200 Years – Nominated for Best Illustrated Book


Wimbledon 2017

The Official Review – Nominated for Best Illustrated Book


The Official History – Nominated for Best Rugby Book


The Lane

The Official History of the World Famous Home of the Spurs – Winner, Best Illustrated Book

Nunquam Dormio

150 Years of Harlequins – Nominated for Best Rugby Book



The Sports Photography of Bob Martin – Winner, Best Illustrated Book

Le Tour de France 2015

The Official Review – Nominated for Best Illustrated Book


The Arsenal Shirt

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book


Wimbledon 2013

The Official Review – Nominated for Best Illustrated Book


The Glory Glory Nights

The History of Tottenham Hotspur in Europe – Nominated for Best Illustrated Book



Visions of The Championships – Winner, Best Illustrated Book

The Smell Of Football

by Mick Rathbone – Nominated for Best Football Book

Taking A Punt On My Life

by Willie Thorne – Nominated for Best Autobiography



The Spurs Double – Winner, Best Illustrated Book

Blood, Sweat & Treason

by Henry Olonga – Nominated for Best Autobiography

Get In There!

Tommy Lawton, My Friend, My Father – Nominated for Best Biography


100 Years of Rugby's HQ – Nominated for Best Illustrated Book


Centre Court

The Jewel in Wimbledon's Crown – Winner, Best Illustrated Book

William Hill Sports Book of the Year


The Unstoppable Keeper

by Lutz Pfannenstiel – Longlisted


The Smell Of Football

by Mick Rathbone – Longlisted


Get In There!

Tommy Lawton, My Friend, My Father – Longlisted

Sportel Awards



The Sports Photography of Bob Martin – Winner, Sports Book Prize

The VSP Team

Jim Drewett
Jim Drewett – Editorial Director

Jim is passionate about creating sensational-looking, beautifully written sports books. He is very much a 'hands on' editor and oversees every one of our titles with a meticulous eye for detail. Prior to the launch of Vision Sports Publishing he was already an experienced editor and sports writer having worked for numerous newspapers and magazines and written several books including Flat Back Four with Sky Sports' Andy Gray and Ten Glorious Years with Alex Ferguson.

Toby Trotman
Toby Trotman – Commercial Director

Toby has worked in the publishing industry since 1993 and was Managing Director of Trotman Publishing, at the time the UK's largest careers book publisher, until he co-founded Vision Sports Publishing. A passionate follower of sport – from Premier League football to US College ice hockey – Toby has also completed the London Triathlon and now spends his free time cycling around the Alps, Surrey Hills and Richmond Park.

Ed Davis – Editor

Our appropriately named in-house editor, Ed is a highly experienced and passionate sports book editor who throws his heart and soul into every project. Previously Deputy Managing Director at TriNorth – a sports publishing agency that counts the likes of the ECB, England Hockey and Surrey CCC amongst its clients – Ed is a huge sports fan (and a long-suffering supporter of Portsmouth FC) who has now hung up his rugby boots but takes out his frustration at Southern Trains on the rowing machine most lunchtimes!

Ulrika Drewett – Production Manager

Formerly Head of Purchasing at Penguin UK, managing the supply chain and printer placement for Dorling Kindersley and Penguin UK, Ulrika brings 16 years of production and print buying experience to VSP. A determined Swede, she also oversees production across all our titles.