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PCS Publishing

Castle Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AD

Celebrating 45 years of helping publishers realise the art of the possible and continuing to innovate for the future.

PCS is at the forefront of product innovation within the publishing industry and this year we are celebrating our 45th birthday!

In 1973, PCS developed one of the UK’s first fully computerised publishing systems – Press 11 – a forerunner of the digital systems used by publishers all over the world today. This was an exciting year within the industry as it also saw the introduction of the internet, voicemail and the mobile phone which marked a dramatic change in communication methods.

Since then, PCS has taken advantage of new technologies to help envision more efficient content first publishing workfiows and better methods of delivery; driving the move to ‘always-on’, independent remote working in the cloud and responding to the increasing desire of technology consumers to purchase software as a service.

Our UK based, in-house developed portfolio of solutions facilitates collaboration across editorial, advertising and circulation workflows for newspaper and magazine publishers.

We take a partnership approach with all our clients to deliver tailored solutions, the benefits of which can then be available to our other customers to ensure they always have the latest workfiow efficiency tools at their fingertips. With that in mind, we can facilitate collaboration through the sharing of resources whether you are looking to outsource tasks or increase your revenue stream.

It’s a given that content is king and if you want to succeed in the current publishing market, it is about delivering the right content to the right people through the right channels. Our browser based Knowledge portfolio makes that happen whether you are publishing to digital, print or both simultaneously.

We have an award-winning IT infrastructure that is second to none, with all data backed up at two separate data centres. If it is hosting you are after, we can remove your IT overheads and offer you a fully scalable service that meets the needs of publishers big and small.

PCS is part of the Claverley Group of companies who have an annual turnover of £120m; the group also includes Midland News Association (MNA), publishers of the UK’s leading regional daily newspaper The Express & Star, MNA Media, commercial printers Precision Colour Printing and Channel Islands news publisher, Guiton Group.

Contact PCS to find out how our 45 years of experience can benefit your business.

PCS solutions:

  • Knowledge Publish - Editorial and collaboration platform
  • Knowledge Prospect - Advertising sales and customer management platform
  • NCS - Circulation and subscription management platform
  • PropertyNet - Property advertising and publishing platform
  • Pulse - Advert production solution for print and digital

PCS appoints Operations Director

Publishing software developer PCS has appointed Gareth Williams as Operations Director.

Author: News Desk
Posted on: 20 April 2015

Gareth Williams: "It’s clear that PCS are on the cusp of significant growth."

The appointment comes at a time of considerable change for PCS, with Sales Knowledge, their digital-print advertising solution, set to roll out next year and planned expansion into the USA with publishing content management solution, Knowledge, says the company.

Operations Director, Gareth Williams, previously worked for Wolverhampton based support services company, Carillion. At PCS, Gareth is to be responsible for overseeing activities that result in delivering innovative publishing software as a service to an extensive range of clients including Newsquest and the Irish News. Additionally, overseas endeavours will comprise an important component of Gareth’s work as PCS introduce Knowledge to the North American publishing industry.

Said Managing Director, Phil Walker: “Gareth’s role will ensure that we deliver a consistently high level of customer service to our growing customer base. Additionally, the development of Sales Knowledge will result in the need to maximise the efficiency of our entire operation – the solution will have a massive impact on our portfolio and acquisition of partnerships. Knowledge is also increasingly gaining more recognition.”

Gareth is delighted to have joined PCS at such a pivotal moment and states that: “It’s clear that PCS are on the cusp of significant growth. I look forward to using my customer service and change management experience to ensure publishers choose PCS as their software partner.”

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