Who is Helen Exley?
Helen Exley® London, is a independant Giftbook Publisher that was conceived by Helen Exley and her husband Richard in 1976. Helen still works on every single book that we produce and both travel to many exhibitions worldwide. This year they will visit Beijing, China again for the international Bookfair.
Helen and Richard had always worked for charities, including Oxfam and Help the Aged, mainly raising funds and preparing campaign documents for overseas aid causes. They began working together helping and campaigning in South Africa against apartheid.
And they have worked together since the day they married; the company really started with their joint aim of trying to help and understand people. Their first Giftbook, 'Grandmas and Grandpas' was put together on their kitchen table.
Now there are nine people on the editing and design side helping Helen design, proof and check her books but Helen has full editorial control and still likes to do her editing on the same kitchen table!