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.
Ringwood Publishing has 8 dedicated posts: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Managing Director, Assistant Managing Director, Operations Manager, Submissions Manager, Social Media Manager, and Finance Officer.
Chief Executive 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.
Chief Administrative Officer 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 Lara Sindelar: recently graduated from Glasgow University with an honours degree in English Literature and Language. She is currently doing a Masters in English Literature (Modernity)
Assistant Managing Director currently vacant but Laure Camail will be taking up this position on 1st February 2019
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.
Submissions Manager: Katie Brown assisted by Dan Whitehead
Social Media Manager: Heather Nimmo
Finance Officer: Sandy Jamieson
These post holders are assisted by a group of part-timers/volunteers including Chief Proof-Readers Jo Kelly and Karen Warne.
The design of the Ringwood Logo, Ringwood covers and related matters are handled by Firebrat an independent design company based in Glasgow (www.firebratstudio.com)
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.
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: a very experienced Manager in preventive services for vulnerable children and families.
Ringwood Publishing Limited is owned by 15 Shareholders. 5 Directors are also shareholders. The other 10 shareholders are:
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.
Sarah Wood OBE Recently retired after a long and distinguished career in Local Government
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 known 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 was Ringwood 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.
Ringwood has taken on a number of interns who contribute considerable skills like Reading, Proof Reading, Editing, Copyediting, Design, Promotion and Marketing in order to gain valuable experience of the publishing business.
Current interns include Dan Whitehead, Chiara Cavini, Molly Griffiths, Rosamunde O’Cleirigh, Melissa Hershaw and Stephanie Reynolds
Anyone interested in becoming an intern with Ringwood and gaining such experience on a 1-3 day a week basis should contact Ringwood through firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and details of their experience and availability.
(Health warning: the post of intern does not carry any salary)