Staff

Status

Ringwood Publishing Limited is a company incorporated under the Companies Acts and registered in Scotland with company number SC482600.

It has a Board of seven Directors and is owned by 15 Shareholders.

Staff

Ringwood Publishing has 7 dedicated posts:  Chief Executive, Managing Director, Assistant Managing Director, Operations Manager, Admin Manager, Promotion Marketing and Social Media Manager, and Finance Officer

Chief Executive Isobel Freeman After gaining a PhD in social sciences, she had a successful career as a Senior Manager in Research, Information and Service in Scottish Social Work, before becoming a Consultant with a major Social Services IT provider.  She has many years experience of editing both non-fiction and fiction material, and served Ringwood for many years as Chief Editor.  She still is Chair of the Ringwood Editorial Committee.

Managing Director  Nelli Bergen

Ringwood Publishing is delighted to be able to introduce its new Managing Director, Nelli Bergen, who officially started a short term fixed contract for the post on 1st March 2017.

Nelli comes from Stuttgart, Germany but has a level of English language far superior to most Ringwood Scottish staff. She has come to Ringwood to have the opportunity to  enhance her existing experience of publishing across all the main areas of activity, prior to returning to Germany to pursue a permanent  career in publishing. She is an honours graduate with further post-graduate experience.

As well as her existing experience, she brings to Ringwood a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment, and excellent people skills. Ringwood is looking forward to a further period of growth and consolidation as she works under the management of the Chief Executive and with the support of the previous Managing Director.

 

Assistant Managing Director Philip Amey, the Assistant Managing Director (with special responsibility for Editing and Copy Editing) Philip has an Honours degree and MLitt in Philosophy

Operations Manager Dave Webster After an active career in public utilities and local government, he recently took early retirement to focus on his interests of hill walking, geology, volunteering and turning dreams into Islay houses and printed realities. His responsibilities include the Ringwood E-Book division.

Admin Manager Laura McMinn has recently been appointed to the post of Admin Manager

Promtions, Marketing and Social Media Manager Keira Estall has recently been appointed to this important new post

Finance Officer Sandy Jamieson Previously Assistant Director (Children and Families) with Strathclyde Regional Council, then Chief Executive with Includem, he is also an author with 3 novels and 3 football books published.

These post holders are assisted by a group of part-timers/ volunteers including Chief Proof-Readers Jo Kelly and Karen Warne

 

 

Design Staff
The design of the Ringwood Logo and related matters are handled by Douglas Colquhoun Design, an independent design company based in Glasgow

The Ringwood Book Covers are designed by Iain Hill (iain@1981design.com ), Douglas Colquhoun and Eilidh Muldoon.

 

Board of Directors

Ringwood Publishing is run by a Board of Directors.

Chair  Lynsey Smith A trained psychologist she worked with the Scottish Prison Service before joining INCLUDEM where she is currently a Senior Manager

There are 6 other Directors on the Board

Company Secretary Nicky Alexander After a long career in local government finance, he currently works as an independent accountant. He has been until recently Company Secretary for a major Scottish Voluntary Organisation.

Isobel Freeman After an extensive career in Social Work research and management she now works as a Consultant for OLM, one of the largest UK Social Services IT providers.

Sandy Jamieson OBE.  Previously Assistant Director (Children and Families) with Strathclyde Regional Council, then Chief Executive with Includem, he is also an author with 3 novels and 3 football books published.

Jo Kelly Career as Lecturer in Sociology and Trade Union studies. Active in local politics being at various times Leader of Labour Group and Mayor.

Margaret McInnes Very experienced Manager in preventive services for vulnerable children and families

Sarah Wood OBE With extensive experience at top level in both Scottish and English Local Government, she has also acted as an official adviser to several Cabinet Ministers

Shareholders

Ringwood Publishing Limited is owned by 15 Shareholders. All 7 Directors are also shareholders. The other 8 shareholders are

Richard Fowles Senior Social Work Manager, currently operating as  Social Services Senior Inspector

Dave Webster After an active career in public utilities and local government, he recently took early retirement to focus on his interests of Hill walking, Geology, Volunteering and turning dreams into Islay houses and printed realities

Joanne Durning Worked in the NHS for many years as a PA for a Senior Manager and has an Open University degree in business studies and childhood studies. Recently qualified as a Teacher specialising in special needs

Ged Martin Background in video production, and Spanish translation

Maxine Hawthorn  has worked in Social Work for many years in both local authority and Voluntary organisations. She is currently an Assistant Director with Aberlour Child Care Trust. She is well know for her skills in design and social communication, talents she puts to good use on behalf of Ringwood. She is Chair of the Friends of Ringwood Committee.

Mira Jankova A graduate in English Literature, she fulfills a range of roles for Ringwood including Reader, Proofreader, Editor and Promoter

Laure Deprez  She wa sRingwood Managing Director for 15 months before moving to a bigger job with Jacaranda in London

Jennifer Stewart  A graduate in journalism studies,  she fulfils a range of roles for Ringwood including Reader, Proofreader,  Assistant Editor and Media Liaison Officer.

All shareholders contribute their wide range of skills and services to Ringwood Publishing  Limited.

Interns  Ringwood has taken on a number of interns who contribute considerable skills like Reading, ProofReading, Editing, Design, Promotion and Marketing in order to gain valuable experience of the publishing business.

Current Interns include  Nicky McGregor, Eilidh Reid, Katherine Hislop, Katie Heeps, Lucy Frederick, Bobby Wells and Grant Simpson.

Anyone interested in becoming an intern with Ringwood and gaining such experience on a 1-3 day a week basis should contact Ringwood through mail@ringwoodpublishing.com with a CV and details of their experience and availability.
(Health warning –  the post of intern does not carry any salary)

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Ringwood Publishing Limited is a company incorporated under the Companies Acts and registered in Scotland with company number SC482600