Newsquest’s group editorial services unit, based in Newport, has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard.
The hub, which now employs 140 people, brings together newspaper planning, page design, and copy-editing, producing more than 250 Newsquest products.
The transfer of production roles to the hub over the course of last year previously resulted in a number of job losses at Newsquest centres across the country.
Since then, a graduate training programme run in conjunction with Cardiff University School of Journalism has resulted in more than 30 new staff gaining National Council for the Training of Journalism qualifications while a similar number of team members have undertaken management training.
Commenting on the award, Newsquest chief executive Henry Faure Walker, left, said: “I am delighted that the achievements of the Group Editorial Services team have been recognised. ”
Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, 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.”