Why Choose Us?


Why Choose McPhersons For Your Document Scanning & Management in Scotland and England?

Keeping it in the Family…

Picture of McPhersons Directors

Steven McPherson (Production Director) Gordon McPherson (Managing Director)     Jim Brown (Sales Manager)

The McPhersons brand was first started in 1972 by Thomas Russell McPherson in the form of “T.R. McPherson Microfilm Services Limited“, to meet the demand for the Microfilm, Equipment and Printing market within Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Gordon McPherson joined the company in 1972 and the company of TR McPhersons quickly grew over the years. The company became well known within the Microfilm market as being a leader for Service, Quality and Reliability. Gordon McPhersons son, Steven McPherson, joined the company  in 1999 and worked his way up to Production Manager / Director.

Today, the company trades as McPherson Document Solutions Limited, which better describes what we do, from the old Microfilm days. More commonly known as simply “McPhersons” within the market and by our customers. Gordon and Steven play an active role within the company, with both having a hands on approach to running the company. We still hold the core values of Service, Quality and Reliability as of utmost importance, to ensure our customers new and old, receive the level of service they deserve and expect from one of Scotlands leading independent  Document Management specialists. Our website domain (www.trmcpherson.co.uk) remains as a historical point to when the company was first started.

The quote you receive is the price you will pay. There are no hidden charges!

What’s included in the quote?

  • FREE uplift of your files / boxes for all aspects of Scanning or Microfilming. If required our staff will also catalogue and box your files.
  • FREE Storage of your boxes while progressing through our production.
  • FREE Scan on Demand access to your files.
  • FREE Storage of your files up to 8 weeks after you receive the scanned data.
  • FREE Confidential Destruction with proof of destruction certificate for Scanned or Microfilmed work.
  • FREE Document Consultancy at any time.
“One of the many reasons we have continued to support your company repeatedly over the last 10 years or so is because of the excellent service provided and the high quality delivery of the scanned product and within reasonable timescales. This partnership I hope will continue for some time to come.”

Quality Assurance Every Time

Low cost, doesn’t always mean reduced quality! In the past we have been accredited the prestigious ISO quality status for many years. However, we found clients weren’t basing their final decision directly on if we had ISO. Therefore, we built our own quality assurance standards using the ISO accreditation as a starting block. ISO is an expensive piece of paper, by reducing our overheads ensures we can deliver a first class quality service at a lower cost, but always maintain the highest possible quality. Procedures are in place to ensure every action by employees, software, scanners and computers are logged in a datafile and this is checked several times throughout the production process by several fully trained individuals.

All our staff are trained to the highest of levels by our experienced management and third party suppliers of our equipment. Each member of the team is loyal and keen to ensure the business prospers with their work depending upon this happening.

Picture of McPhersons Staff Scanning Documents

We use the very latest in medium volume scanners to ensure every document, drawing, microfilm which is scanned is viewable on the screen by the operator at the time of scanning. If required, the scanner is stopped immediately and rescans can be carried out at that time. Higher volume scanners scan so fast it is physically impossible for an operator to view every image. Bureaus who use such scanners put 100% trust in the scanners and software. We would rather slow the scanning process down slightly to allow our operators to check that the scanner and software are producing a true, like for like digital image from the original.

All your Document Management needs under one roof..

At McPhersons we cater for all your document management needs under one roof and can confidently say, there are no other similar bureaus in Scotland who offer as many services under one roof as we do. We can look after all your document management requirements including:

We cover the whole of Scotland and throughout England, although specifically the following areas;

Paisley, Glasgow, Dumfries, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Elgin, Falkirk and Perth. Not to mention, Cumbria, Lancaster, Carlisle, Penrith, Newcastle, Derby and several locations in London.

Secure premises and secure Data Handling.

  • McPhersons - Data Protection Act 1998 CompliantBT Redcare Intruder alarm installed and monitored 24/7 365 days a year by ADT.
  • All windows and doors when not in use secured and locked by means of electric roller blinds.
  • Full colour and recording CCTV system.
  • Digital Keypad entry systems on all doors to Production, Storage and Admin areas.
  • Data Protection Act 1998 compliant.- No.Z3133909
  • Member of Information and Records Management Society – No.2000
  • Staff are Disclosure Scotland Checked and sign Confidentiality Agreements.
  • All staff  working externally carry photo ID badges.

Continuity of Full Time Staff.

One of the most important parts in any organisation, are its staff. At McPhersons we have a loyal and knowledgeable team of full time staff. We do not have a high turn over of staff, as this could have a detrimental effect to the ongoing quality and team. All our staff have been with us for many years, and remain passionate to ensure the company is not only successful, but that all our clients are happy with the service we provide.