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

Awards

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

2022

Toon In!
By Michael Payne

Winner, Best Illustrated Book

Seve
His Life Through the Lens

Nominated, Best Illustrated Book

England Rugby
150 Years

Nominated, Best Illustrated Book

2021

We Are Home
The Complete History of the Dons

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

Surrey 175
175 Years of Surrey County Cricket Club

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2020

Destination Tottenham
The Story of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

SailGP
Sailing Redefined

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

The Grand Tour Diaries 2018/19
The Cycling Podcast

Nominated for Best Cycling Book

2019

Leander Club
The First 200 Years

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2018

Wimbledon 2017

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

Wasps
The Official History

Nominated for Best Rugby Book

2017

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

2016

1/1000th
The Sports Photography of Bob Martin

Winner, Best Illustrated Book

Le Tour de France 2015

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2015

The Arsenal Shirt

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2014

Wimbledon 2013

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2013

The Glory Glory Nights
The History of Tottenham Hotspur in Europe

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2012

Wimbledon
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

2011

61
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 By Barrie Williams and Tom Lawton Junior

Nominated for Best Biography

Twickenham
100 Years of Rugby's HQ

Nominated for Best Illustrated Book

2010

Centre Court
The Jewel in Wimbledon's Crown

Winner, Best Illustrated Book

William Hill Sports Book of the Year

2014

The Unstoppable Keeper

by Lutz Pfannenstiel – Longlisted

2012

The Smell Of Football

by Mick Rathbone – Longlisted

2011

Get In There!

Tommy Lawton, My Friend, My Father – Longlisted

Sportel Awards

2016

1/1000th

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.