About Us

dentons is your directory.

Over 50 years serving local communities.

For more than five decades, we’ve helped local businesses reach thousands of new customers.

The first dentons was published in Bath in 1967. More than fifty years later, we now distribute over 500,000 directories to more than 50 areas in the South West.

Simple. Affordable. Effective.

We offer fuss-free, targeted advertising for all businesses to suit all budgets. Research shows that most people want to buy goods and services from businesses in their area. This is why dentons has built such a trusted reputation with users and advertisers over the years.

Accurate, useful and always at hand, our directories are the first place people turn to find local businesses which is why our customers come back to us, year after year.

The Complete Solution.

From directory and online advertising to your very own website, at dentons, we offer the complete package.

dentons don’t just produce quality, effective business directories: dentons.net is our online national business directory giving you the same accuracy of information found in our printed directory.

If that’s not enough, our Creative Services has been designing and building bespoke websites and effective web solutions for over 10 years.

Origins of Dentons Directories

1967.

In 1967 and working from his home in Bath, John Denton (left) developed an idea to create a local business and services directory to bring in advertising revenue with copies then delivered free to every residential and commercial address within the Bath area and as such, the first ever dentons directory came to be.

When the Bath directory proved successful, John expanded the idea to the surrounding area. The directories took on a distinctive visual style, the front cover of each directory being a hand drawn sketch by John Denton’s son, Roger.

The original Bath cover is shown below.

In 1985, Roger Denton joined his father in the business, with his brother Robin Denton following a year later. Roger and Robin bought the business from their father in 1988 and in 1989, Dentons Directories Ltd was formed. In 1994, Ken Birleson joined the board as a Director.

In recent years, the number of printed directories has increased to 25 and national directory information is now available online through dentons.net. Dentons also offers digital marketing services through its in-house creative department.

In 2011, the company purchased Bridge House in Westbury and relocated its operations there.

Our

At Dentons, everyone is encouraged to play a part in driving the business forward. We recognise our people as our greatest asset and we are proud to include in our team, long-servers who have been with the company for over 15 years, with some approaching 20 years.

Our board.

Our Board has responsibility for the continued overall development of the company.

Robin Denton

Managing Director
with Dentons since 1985

Dave Birleson

Sales Director
with Dentons since 2000

Chris Birleson

Finance Director
with Dentons since 2002

Our management team.

Our Management Team has responsibility for day-to-day departmental operations.

Glenn Head

Creative & Production Manager
with Dentons since 2002

Annette Oddy

Area Sales Manager
with Dentons since 2004

Daryl Tompkins

Head of Digital Sales
with Dentons since 2016

Our customer services team.

We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals to help guide you through the wide range of our products and services.

Mark Poppleton

Digital Sales
with Dentons since 2018

Catherine Groombridge

Sales Consultant
with Dentons since 2015

Simon Hawkins

Sales Consultant
with Dentons since 2017

Phil Mitchell

Marketing
with Dentons since 2018

Kath Coley

Sales Consultant
with Dentons since 2017

Nick Suter

Digital Sales
with Dentons since 2018

Sacha George

Marketing
with Dentons since 2018

Tony Heywood

SEO Consultant
with Dentons since 2016

More of our key people.

Our key people bring a wealth of reliable experience to the Dentons’ team.

James Baxter

Graphic Designer
with Dentons since 2003

Marianne Spratt

Accounts
with Dentons since 2000

Dave McGuffog

Web Design & SEO
with Dentons since 2011

Tracie Maton

Accounts
with Dentons since 2013

Lucille Parker

Marketing
with Dentons since 2014

Will Sabido

Senior Web Developer
with Dentons since 2015

Kate Howat

Production & Hosting Services
with Dentons since 2015

Rich Chappell

Accounts
with Dentons since 2016

Chris Turner

Web Developer
with Dentons since 2016

Jo Scott

Digital Services
with Dentons since 2017

Paul Christie

Project Management
with Dentons since 2017

Steve Chalke

Delivery
with Dentons since 2017

Alexis Harrow

SEO Consultant
with Dentons since 2018

Matt Vowles

Web Developer
with Dentons since 2011

George Lane

Web Developer
with Dentons since 2016

Sam Rickards

Web Developer
with Dentons since 2018