Our Team

Matt Reynolds

Managing Director, Responsible for Sales and Licensing

Matt has been working in the licensing and publishing industry since 2009, previously in sales with Kellogg's for 10 years. Matt started LBB in 2016 with a desire to delight and engage our licensors, retailers and readers with our 'hands on' approach to everything we do!

Matt's main passions are selling, rugby and his family and friends, with a belief that 'If you can't have fun doing it, don't do it!' in everything he does.

Matt's favourite LBB brand: “Myself and my boys are sports mad and Shoot! has been a MUST READ ever since my childhood! It has certainly cemented itself as ‘The Voice of Football’ and I love all its exclusive interviews, news features and fun activities.”

Alex Leamon

Responsible for the Studio

With nearly 20 years' experience of designing and managing some of the UK's best-selling Annuals, I still get excited to be working with well-known characters and brands, and enjoy creating on trend, entertaining and educational children's titles, with our creative partners.

Time away from the office is spent with my family, spending time with my son and sharing books together. My favourite LBB brand is Minecraft. I’ve impressed my son with my knowledge of this game, thanks to our gaming guide!

Cathy Jenkins

Office Administrator

I love spending time with my family and friends. At home, my pets keep me very busy! I also enjoy creating art; my passion is drawing.

My favourite LBB brand is L.O.L. I love the variety and colourful, individual details of all the L.O.L. characters.

Jonathan Finch

Senior Graphic Designer

I’ve been a Graphic Designer for 20 years and worked within the Brand and Licensing industry for most of that time. I have worked with some amazing, fun and exciting brands, and helped produce some fantastic Annuals, Activity books and games. Each year I look forward to seeing what new titles I get to work on and I still get a buzz when I see our books in the shops!

Outside of work I coach a youth football team, love going to the beach and go surfing as often as I can, and spend time with my family.

Favourite LBB Brand: Definitely Shoot! I grew up reading Shoot as a child, so to be able to say I design Shoot Annuals and Activity books is surreal and awesome at the same time.

Rachel Reynolds

Responsible for Finance and HR

I have nearly 6 years of experience in the licensing and publishing industry and find it just as interesting now as when I first started. I love seeing the product evolve from concept to a physical product on the shelf.

Outside of work I love having fun on the Devon coastline with friends and family. In my spare time I like to watch my boys play various sports, read and walk our crazy dog

Favourite LBB brand: I love the Gigantosaurus brand, I think the characters and stories are great fun and really like the artwork.

Paul Merridew

Supply Manager

With nearly 30 years of customer service experience working within the telecommunications and energy industries Paul joined LBB at the beginning of August and relishes the chance of working with the team.

Paul`s main passions are rugby union, spending time with friends and family, good food and visiting the beach (especially during winter!)

Paul`s Favourite LBB brand: “The World of Dinosaurs 2023. I grew up with an interest in Dinosaurs and this book brings back fun and fond memories with its spectacular artwork and fun activities.”