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Policy Press 20th anniversary – interview with the original ‘dream team’

The original Policy Press 'dream team' (left to right) Ann Moore, Head of Sales (retired), Ali Shaw, Director, Dave Worth, Production Manager, Julia Mortimer, Assistant director

The original Policy Press ‘dream team’ (left to right) Ann Moore, Sales Manager (retired), Ali Shaw, Director, Dave Worth, Production Manager, Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director

Tonight we’ll be celebrating 20 years of Policy Press at our party with many people from the past, present and future of Policy Press.

To get the spirit of nostalgia just right for the day we interviewed three Policy Pressers who’ve been part of the organisation from its basement beginnings – Ann Moore, Sales Manager (now retired), Dave Worth, Production Manager and Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director – to find out what they remember from way back when and how times have changed…

1) What was your first day at Policy Press like?

Dave Worth

Dave Worth

Dave: I never really had a first day at PP as I kind of was always around before it formed. And I can’t remember anyway!

Ann: I had been working at the School for Advanced Urban Studies (SAUS) on a part-time basis before becoming the Policy Press Publishing Assistant, so on my first day the staff were familiar but the work wasn’t. We processed and dispatched book, journal and report orders direct from the basement office – so I was the first contact for our customers and authors – from day one!

Julia: I started work at Policy Press’ predecessor SAUS publications on the day that everyone else had left to go on holiday so it was rather a baptism of fire! It was all fine though! Continue reading ‘Policy Press 20th anniversary – interview with the original ‘dream team’’


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