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23 July 2018

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 deliver.

They have also, for the first time, received the Investors in Young People Good Practice Award, recognising their work in recruiting, supporting and developing young people.

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 and experience."

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!