About us

Hornbeam Publishing – we’re here for you!

We are a small friendly company in the UK offering copywriting, design and print production services for publishing – mostly for the heritage industry. Over the years we’ve worked with lifestyle magazines, property companies, beauty, dental and health care providers, and various organisations connected with history, music and the arts.

Institutions we have partnered with include Redbridge Museum and Libraries, Museum of London, The Sylvia Pankhurst Trust, Sussex Past, the Historical Association, the former Women’s Library and others.

What we offer

We love a good project! If yours is history-based, can we help? We’d be delighted to see to all your printed and web-based publishing needs from newsletters to handbooks, and site signage – contact us here.

Our track record

We were founded in 2006 by Susan Homewood. With Susan as our driving force we created all the publicity, web and printed material for the long-running Heritage Lottery Funded history project, ‘Celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst’ (2007–2019). The project was delivered in association with Redbridge Museum, the Museum of London and other organisations. As part of that project we produced two new books and created Sylviapankhurst.com, now taken over by Redbridge Museum who relaunched the site in 2021.

About Susan Homewood

After 20 years working as an editor of music manuscripts, books and lifestyle magazines, Susan went to lead the Masters in Publishing Production at the London College of Communication – also founding Britain’s first university course for the printed music publishing industry. Increasingly fascinated by English history as well as music, she became attracted to publishing and promotion in the heritage world.

Susan holds an Advanced Diploma in English Local History from the University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education, an Honours Degree in Classical Music from King’s College London and Goldsmiths’ College, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich.