We need no persuasion that our people are our most valuable assets. This belief is embedded in the company’s DNA.
In addition to our management team, we have several project leaders and a large pool of expert editors, writers, designers/typesetters and technical specialists. Around half our employees have a science background. 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 had Investors in People accreditation since 2005. The Investors In People standard 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, and this has been renewed every year since.
We are an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our company 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.