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Who are our partners?

The PTC works with other organisations that provide training in areas where we are not active. We also partner with organisations that don’t provide training themselves, but act as gateways and signposts to useful resources for those seeking training and development.

ACEVO was formed in 1987 and works with a large network to inspire and support civil-society leaders through connections, skills and influence. Members include leaders of not-for-profit organisations of all sizes – from small, community-based groups to international organisations.

Established in 1978, ACE is a not-for-profit organisation which helps cultural and heritage trading professionals and organisations in the UK to maximise their commercial potential. It shares best practices and fosters links with other bodies in the sector.

AFEPI Ireland is a professional organisation for publishing and editorial freelancers. It encourages high standards in editing, proofreading and indexing, promotes the interests of its members, and helps to match publishers, authors, businesses and public bodies with suitable editorial freelancers.

ALPSP is an international trade association providing events and training for organisations which publish scholarly and professional content. It helps its members keep up-to-date with the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the field.

Blueprint for All is a charity dedicated to a future where talent is valued and supported regardless of its origin, and where organisations understand and harness the advantages of a diverse workforce. It offers workshops, events, bursaries, consulting and a digital platform to address racial disparity and provide prospects for all across many career sectors.

Editors Canada promotes professional editing for effective communication. Its members work with individuals and organisations in publishing and a wide range of other sectors across Canada and worldwide in English and French. Editors Canada supports professional development, promotes and maintains high standards of editing, helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate, and cooperates with related associations.  

The IPA, based in Geneva, Switzerland, represents publishers and publishing associations worldwide. Its IPA Academy supports members by offering online skills development and useful resources, designed to help manage industry challenges effectively and transform obstacles into opportunities.

The IPG is the membership body for the thriving independent publishing sector in the UK and Ireland. It offers its members a friendly network in which they can support one another, and provides a range of resources and events to help them become better businesses – including conferences, a Skills Hub, a mentoring scheme and the annual Independent Publishing Awards.

Founded in 1991, the Irish Writers Centre is the national resource centre for Irish literature. Its mission is to support and promote writers at all stages of their development, through a diverse programme of courses and workshops led by established writers across a range of genres.

LDN Apprenticeships helps ambitious and talented people to accelerate their career and secure their future in the most exciting industries, across the UK. It works with organisations to design apprenticeships and traineeships that solve workforce problems, provide opportunity and security for apprentices and introduce new talent into business.

Publishing Ireland, established in 1970, is a membership organisation representing book publishers throughout Ireland. It shares expertise, resources and opportunities to foster excellence in Irish publishing, and offers an extensive annual training schedule to help non-members develop publishing skills.

Established in 1974, Publishing Scotland is the network, trade, and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. It acts as the voice and network for publishing, aiming to develop and promote the work of organisations and individuals in the industry, co-ordinate joint initiatives and partnerships, and provide training in publishing skills. 

Established in 1957, the Society of Indexers is the professional body for indexers in the UK and Ireland. It promotes the profession of indexing and improved standards and techniques in all forms of indexing. Its well-established training course leads to accreditation and membership of the Society.

The FLIP (Female Leadership in Publishing) is a non-profit platform to inspire people in publishing with insight and honesty from brilliant women. It wants to drive change from inside the industry by sharing knowledge, encouraging each other and empowering future leaders.



The Literary Consultancy is a pioneer of manuscript assessment and the UK’s longest-established editorial consultancy. It also offers industry-level editorial services and mentoring for all writers. It has helped thousands of writers to develop their work.

Since 1827 The Printing Charity has been supporting people working in the printing, paper, packaging, publishing and graphic sectors. It provides practical, emotional and financial support, and champions young talent in the industry through its annual Rising Star Awards.


The Publishers Association is the member organisation for UK publishing, representing companies of all sizes and specialisms. It provides members with everything they need to thrive, including trusted information, solutions to problems and the campaigns to achieve them.


Established in 1949, the SYP is a volunteer-run organisation open to anyone, of any age, who is working in publishing or a related trade – or aspiring to do so. It has eight branches across the UK and Ireland, and offers events, including two annual conferences, workshops and a mentorship scheme. Join as a volunteer, or as a member with access to a range of benefits.