Meet the Team

Hazel Cushion - Managing Director

Hazel founded Accent Press in 2003 after completing an MA in Creative Writing. Before that she enjoyed a varied career after originally training as a silversmith. She circumnavigated the world twice while working as a jeweller on cruise ships, ran an organic wine business in France and a charity in the Middle East. Various other jobs have included recruitment, merchandising and hospitality. Her roles at Accent include business development and strategy, sales and marketing and working with the team on new acquisitions.

Stuart Gaskell – Finance Director

Stuart joined Accent Press in 2018 after relocating to Wales. He had previously run his own business in the Midlands. His role includes all the general overview of the accounts and business management of the company.

Jamie Nash – Royalties and Contracts

Jamie joined Accent Press in 2015 following his time at Swansea University. His work within the Accounts department includes processing and recording all author sales and royalties. He also handles contracts.

Katrin Lloyd – Commissioning Editor

Katrin joined Accent Press in January 2018 after completing a BA and MA in English Literature and Creative Writing at Bangor University. Her roles at Accent include running the publishing programme, commissioning new titles, handling production and liaising with authors.

Kate Adams – Publishing Assistant

Kate joined Accent Press in February 2019 after graduating from university in Bath, and is looking forward to developing her career in publishing. Her roles at Accent include running the website, social media marketing, processing submissions and assisting with production processes.