Welcome To Streetwise Publications

Many thanks for taking the time to visit the Streetwise Publications Organisation Website. Streetwise was founded in 1989 by Michael Harrison and John Harrison, who still take an active role in its management, as well as the publishing and product development programme.

The company publish and market a wide range of specialist courses, books, manuals, newsletters and information services both in the UK and overseas. Their extensive product range covers many fields in which it's difficult to get current or useful information. If you would like a full list of Streetwise products click here.

In June 2004, the company moved to Eden House, brand new purpose built office and warehouse facilities situated just 2 minutes off the M1 motorway opposite the world famous Magna Science and Adventure Park in South Yorkshire. Located in the centre of the country they can offer easy access and rapid delivery to anywhere in the UK. Eden House combines all customer service, company administration and distribution functions under one roof, facilitating faster order processing and delivery. All orders and customer requests are handled rapidly on receipt, and Streetwise pride themselves on the speed and efficiency of their service.

Over the last 17 years, more than half a million people have become valued customers. The company are very proud of the fact that many of the people who became customers back in 1989 are still ordering products and services today.

Streetwise Publications have an ongoing product development programme, designed to keep them at the very cutting edge of the specialist information publications market. They are always looking for new exciting information products, and welcome approaches from authors and information service providers looking for an outlet for their work.

If you have any queries about the companies products and services, or would like to get in touch for any other reason, you can access full contact details by clicking here.

We would like to introduce some of our Team to you... It will help to put faces to names when you contact us.

The Streetwise Team

John Harrison - Director

John is a founding director of Streetwise Publications having started the company all the way back in 1989 (even before many of our current staff were born. Yes he really is that old.). Having built the business on the back of a single £500 investment, Streetwise continues to go from strength to strength. The company has supplied over 750,000 customers with millions of products over a 22 year period.

Away from work, John has an interest in fast cars, vintage wristwatches , and participating in torturous exercise routines in a pathetic attempt to stave off the physical decline which is painfully obvious to everyone around him. He’s also the author of several books, some of which have actually been read.


Mike Harrison - Director

Michael is co-founder of Streetwise Publications along with John having met him at university way back in 1979. Today he has a floating role in the company, which is a polite way of saying that nobody has a clue what he does. When not at work Michael spends most of his time walking his Weimaraner and restoring his 4 acre Victorian garden to it’s former glory – or to be strictly accurate, he pays someone to do those things while drinking in the pub next door!


Julia Briscoe - Operations Manager

Streetwise Publications is an equal opportunity employer, and always keen to recruit from minority and disadvantaged groups. Julia is our first southerner, and has proved that with training – and once the language barrier has been overcome – they can make quite useful employees. We wouldn’t hesitate to employ another one.

Julia joined Streetwise in January 1996 as a packer in our warehouse. Since then she has been promoted through the ranks and now holds the position of Operations Manager in charge of the day to day operations of the company. She has extensive knowledge of Streetwise products and a great understanding of what our customers want. Along with her family Julia has recently bought a smallholding and spends her spare time tending to her Horses, Chicken’s, Geese, and dogs.


Anne-Marie Bolsover - Senior Customer Care

Anne-Marie joined Streetwise in early 2002 after a highly successful career in the mobile phone and communications industry. She now takes a senior role providing assistance to all our office staff, and daily back up to our customers and suppliers. Having once lived in Spain for a year Anne-Marie would like to go back one day. We keep directing her to the Easyjet website, but she has so far failed to take the hint.


Ryan Foster - Senior Customer Care and Web Support

Ryan joined Streetwise in 2001 after claiming to have had a previous career as a Cockle Picker! In fact he joined as a very young man as an apprentice straight from school. Since then his career with Streetwise has blossomed and he continues to provide great customer service and fantastic back up to newer members of staff. In his spare time he claims to enjoy fishing and riding his bike, although nobody here has see evidence of either. Unfortunately Ryan’s life is not all a bed of roses - he also supports Rotherham United.


Rachel Fisher - Customer Care

After working in the financial service and banking industry Rachel came to us in 2010. She is a highly efficient member of our customer care term. Apart from her two American Bulldogs there is nothing she loves more than shopping. Rachel has also developed an interest in property developing, and pursues this in her spare time. Her other big interest is scouring the internet for cars she can’t possibly afford to insure! .


Simon Saddington - Customer Care

After a successful career in previous customer care and advisor roles, Simon came to Streetwise in early 2008. He has a great product knowledge and is always helpful to client’s and other staff members. A keen gardener and cyclist Simon, is also always at the centre of office banter. That’s a nice way of saying that he talks a lot!


Charlotte Currie - Customer Care

Charlotte came to us straight from school and is currently undertaking a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. She is an enthusiastic addition to our team and a great help to customers and other members of our team. She has a keen interest in fashion and always looks her best.


Angela Mangham - Customer Care

After a successful career in the Printing industry in administration and graphic design Angela joined Streetwise in summer 2010. She is a key member of our customer care team. Her other talents include qualifications in Health and Beauty…so if you would like a facial or manicure just ask!

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Anne Smith - Input/Packing and Dispatch

Anne is the Paul Madeley of the organisation (only people with a knowledge of 1970’s Football will understand this). She is a utility player who splits her time between the data input department and the warehouse. Anne works for us part time, just three days a week – as do a number of the other staff. The big difference though, is that they get paid for five. Anne’s other big contribution to the company is the seemingly bottomless supply of sweeties and cakes which she supplies for everyone.


Susan Simmons - Finance and Accounts

Having had successful 20 year career in both sales and accounts Susan joined our finance department in 1999. She is now in charge of all of our accounts procedures. Susan is a great asset keeping the rest of the staff under a watchful eye to make sure they keep their houses in order. Susan’s spare time is also taken up with her lovely new grand daughter, Jessica.


Angela Hamer - Warehouse and Production Supervisor

Having been with us since 1999, Angela is a key member of our team. She is responsible for managing our warehouse and production staff on a daily basis. Her spare time is taken up with Layla, her beautiful new grand daughter.




Lynn Cadman - Production Team

Lynn is our longest serving staff member having joined the company full time in 1995, although she worked for us on a part time basis for a number of years before that. She has the distinction of being the only staff member to have worked at all our locations over the years. No one knows our products, production or despatch procedures better than Lynn.



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If you have any problems or queries please contact us on 01709 820033 (Normal Office Hours). Or e-mail us at

Registered Office: Streetwise Publications Ltd, Eden House,

Genesis Park, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX

Tel: 01709 820033 Fax: 01709 360611


Registered in England and Wales

Company Registration No. 3041452 Vat Reg. 646 7893 79

Streetwise Publications is a Registered Trade Mark