About us

Christina Ryan


Christina has a degree in History and English from University College Dublin and loves to write. She worked for many years in marketing and public relations before having her two daughters. She currently works in a primary school and reads many stories to young children.

Paul Hamill

Managing Director

Prior to setting up The Buttonhole Press Ltd in 2018 Paul was the Global Head of Prime Finance at HSBC Bank plc (2011-2017). Previously he spent 9 years at Citadel Investment Group (Europe) Ltd and held various positions including Board Director, CEO and COO (Europe and Asia). Paul started his career in The City at the London Stock Exchange in 1986. He holds a BE (Mechanical) from University College Dublin.

Helen Hamill

Originator, Designer and Illustrator​

Workshop Manager

After graduating from the University of Reading with a BA Hons degree in Typography and Graphic Communication, Helen worked in Corporate Design at The London Stock Exchange and Prudential PLC before setting up her own successful company Square Mile Creative Services. She has four children and has read many bedtime stories!