Equiniti Launch

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We’re pleased to reveal a new magazine launched on behalf of Equiniti, the experts in share registration, employee benefits and retail investor services. The first issue features interviews with John McFall (Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee), rugby star turned boardrooom coach David Sole and the BBC's Declan Curry. White Light Media won the contract before Christmas in a pitch against three London-based agencies organised by the Association of Publishing Agencies.

We are quality – it’s official!

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White Light Media has successfully gained ISO 9001 quality assurance, demonstrating our outstanding commitment to quality control procedures. The certification was awarded by UKAS accredited assessors ISOQAR, following a rigorous two-stage inspection. “We knew that we were very well organised as a company but we wanted to prove that – both to ourselves and to our clients,” said Administrator Nikki Bailey. “Working towards certification was challenging but genuinely interesting and has made a really good organisation even stronger. It doesn’t stop here though. ISO 9001 is an ongoing process and we will continue to seek ideas for improvement.”

Wet wet wet

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The White Light team donned wetsuits this month for a hair-raising whitewater rafting trip on the River Tay. Nobody fell in but everybody got very cold and wet, as we filled two inflatable dinghies and negotiated the rapids near Aberfeldy with extraordinary skill and a bucket-load of screaming. “I will never ever complain about being cold in the office again,” pledged one slightly bedraggled paddlemeister over a post-voyage curry.

Taking the chair at the PPA

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I’m very flattered to say that I have been voted in as the new Chairman of PPA Scotland (the Periodical Publishers Association). I feel slightly apprehensive and slightly excited, but keen to do what I can in the post – in and around my commitments with White Light Media. My initial thoughts are that I’d like to focus more attention on two or three issues of real concern to members – such as how can we get more Scottish magazines into more Scottish shops, and how can the public sector procurement process be improved? Also, as we are all magazine publishers – we should maybe play to our strengths and produce a cracking magazine. Watch this space!