We need no persuasion that our people are our most valuable assets. This belief is embedded in the company’s DNA.
Most of our staff members have some form of postgraduate qualification or many years of professional publishing experience and several have both. Almost half of the people in the company have a PhD. Perhaps more important than qualifications, our employees are resourceful and capable individuals who care about meeting clients’ needs.
We are committed to on-going professional development and have a well-used training support scheme to assist in the acquisition of publishing and management skills through distance learning.
Prepress Projects has been accredited since 2005 by Investors in People Scotland as having achieved the national Investors in People (IIP) quality standard. This defines areas of good practice for improving an organisation’s performance through its people. In December 2016 the company was given an IIP Gold Award.
We are also accredited as an Investor in Young People (IIYP) and have gained the IIYP Good Practice Award.
We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.
This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but at least the Living Wage. This also applies to our summer interns and our subcontracted workforce such as office cleaners and reception staff.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. Although all our employees earn above the Living Wage, we believe that all workers, including those who work for our on-site suppliers, deserve a Living Wage.