Newsquest Wins Investor in People Award

Newsquest’s group editorial services unit has received an award from Investors in People which recognises good people management practice in business.

The publisher received a bronze standard from Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business

Newsquest’s group editorial services unit integrates both digital and print editorial production and planning functions. The team, based in Newport, South Wales, brings together newspaper planning, page design, and copy-editing, producing more than 250 Newsquest products.

 The department employs 140 people and runs a graduate training programme in conjunction with Cardiff University School of Journalism. This has resulted, so far, in more than 30 new staff gaining National Council for the Training of Journalism qualifications.

A similar number of team members have undertaken Institute of Leaders and Managers qualifications in coaching and mentoring; change management and communication, Newsquest added in a press release.

Paul Devoy, Investors in People head, said:  “Achieving the Investors in People bronze standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company that is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Newsquest Media Group GES on its achievement.”

Henry Faure Walker, Newsquest chief executive, said: “I am delighted that the achievements of the group editorial services team have been recognised.”