Our story so far

The Peter Harrington Foundation was launched in January 2021 with the support of our partner and funder Peter Harrington, the rare book dealer.
Our mission is to step in with funding and support where we can make a difference.

The Peter Harrington Foundation Trustees

Pom Harrington

Rare book seller Pom Harrington founded and funds The Peter Harrington Foundation through Peter Harrington Ltd, the world-leading rare book business started by his father in 1969 which he now owns and runs. A highly respected authority within the rare book trade, Pom formed the Foundation with the aim of ensuring the business’s charitable outreach is channeled in a meaningful and relevant manner.

Sam Caethoven

Finance Director Sam Caethoven has a strong sense of giving back, with a lifelong record of volunteering and supporting charitable and not-for-profit causes.  Sam has seen first-hand the difference charitable and voluntary work makes to the lives of others and advocates for others to make the small gestures that make a big difference. Sam is excited to achieve more good work through the Foundation.

Rob Sandall

Rob Sandall is Peter Harrington’s Technical Director, having worked for the firm for just under a decade. Outside of the bookshop, he is the co-founder of a ballet school teaching hundreds of students across London, and has been a writer and editor within the contemporary art and music worlds for 12 years. Rob has been delighted to join the foundation as a trustee, following in the footsteps of his mother, who has herself been a charity director for Homestart for many years.