A FALKIRK typesetting business has taken steps to prepare for Brexit and is focusing on further expansion in 2020.

Formed in 1994, Palimpsest Book Production is one of the few remaining typesetter businesses in the UK. Throughout its more than 25 years of business, Palimpsest has sustained employment growth.

In order to help Palimpsest prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU, Business Gateway supported the firm’s successful application for a government-funded Brexit Support Grant to help negate potential adverse effects caused by the transition. After receiving Scottish Enterprise support to become an employee-owned business, Palimpsest has continued to worked closely with Business Gateway to build a growth strategy and implement an action plan that will help shape the future of the business.

In addition to regular one-to-one sessions with a business adviser, Business Gateway has also provided HR support to help update essential documents reflecting the new ownership approach.

John Forsyth, operations director of Palimpsest, commented: “As Palimpsest has just reached an important milestone in our company journey, it is very important that we develop a structure that will allow us to continue growing. With Business Gateway’s support in all areas of the business, from grant funding to HR and branding, we are equipped to deal with the challenges posed by Brexit and move into the next stage of our growth plans.”