Glenn is a professional bookbinder and gold finisher who trained at Guildford College and in Oxford. He established his own workshop in Culham, Oxfordshire in 1991, and has taught widely for both Designer Bookbinders and The Society of Bookbinders as well as presenting at conferences. Glenn was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 1999. He won the Mansfield Medal in the Designer Bookbinders Bookbinding Competition in 1996, and the Society of Bookbinders Fine Binding First Prize in 2005.
His work is in many collections, both private and public, in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, South Africa, France and Germany.
After 26 years of self-employment, in March 2017 Glenn embarked on a new venture as Bookbinder at The Royal Bindery in Windsor Castle. Within two years he was promoted to the position of Senior Bookbinder and subsequently Head of the Royal Bindery during which time he was instrumental in the success of the Queen’s Bindery Apprenticeship Scheme until its untimely suspension due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Glenn has responsibility for the care and conservation of books and manuscripts in all areas of the Royal Collection Trust. He continues to pass on his bookbinding skills and knowledge to a pair of promising Junior Bookbinders in his team, and to make design bindings, when time allows, in his own workshop.