Investors In People Gold Accreditation for Prepress Projects
14 December 2016
Many congratulations to network member Prepress
Projects on achieving Investors In People Gold
Accreditation, putting the company in the top 2% of UK
companies for good people management policies.
They've held Investors in People (IIP) accreditation since 2005,
but achieving gold status is a milestone for the Perth-based
company which provides a wide range of publishing services.
The award follows an independent review of company policies, a
staff survey and interviews with a representative sample of
employees from all job grades and teams (almost half the people in
the company were interviewed).
Some of the things IIP's report on Prepress Projects says:
- Yours is a good place to work - this makes it attractive to
prospective employees. You employ smart people and this makes you
attractive to clients.
- Going beyond client expectations is the norm.
- 100% of your employees believe that they are encouraged to
achieve high performance. … there is individual accountability for
pieces of work and a clear focus on achievement.
- You strive to demonstrate best value and quality in what you
They have also, for the first time, received the
Investors in Young People Good Practice Award,
recognising their work in recruiting, supporting and developing
Production Director Dr Lucy Harrier, who was
the driving force behind the accreditation, said "We are extremely
pleased that our people management policies have been recognised by
Investors in People. We really do value our people as our most
important asset, and being accredited at gold level demonstrates
our commitment to being a progressive employer. We aim to support
our employees through training, coaching and good management and,
in turn, they support the business with their commitment, skills
However, achieving the Gold, does not mean that Prepress
Projects are going to rest on their laurels. The detailed report
from IIP has given them ideas of ways they can become even better.
These include areas such as helping staff feel more included in
decision-making and building on their existing recognition and
reward systems. They are going to aim for Platinum accreditation
next time round, but for now are more than happy with Gold!