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DOTS to partner with Ultracomms at major UK conference exploring innovative customer engagement technologies

Date Added 05/07/2018

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MBA Group will attend this year’s P4H England Event

Date Added 15/06/2018

MBA Group is set to exhibit at this year’s P4H England - Procurement Event for Health on 12th July. Our aim is to engage with NHS Trusts, CCG’s and many other healthcare and local/central government organisations to explore areas where we can support innovation and deliver more cost-effective communication solutions. Visit us at Stand 8 to...

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MBA Group demonstrates further growth and innovation by launching DOTS

Date Added 01/06/2018

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MBA Continues to Expand London HQ

Date Added 23/05/2018

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Print, Design & Marketing Awards Finalist

Date Added 18/05/2018

We are excited to announce that MBA Group and VideoSmart are joint finalists in this years’ Print, Design & Marketing Awards for Best Multichannel Marketing Campaign. We have been nominated for our 2017 Xmas campaign – a multichannel and interactive story about the life of Perrie the Pine. This is a great achievement and a big congratulation to all involved. More to be revealed at the awards...

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MBA Group Boosts Team with a New Appointment

Date Added 14/05/2018

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MBA Group is GDPR Ready

Date Added 26/04/2018

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VideoSmart is set to present at this year's B2C Marketing Expo

Date Added 16/03/2018

The UK's leading interactive B2C Marketing and Advertising Expo is set to take place at ExCel London on the 21st > Read this article

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Kit Kat Hologram brings print and mobile to life

Date Added 17/01/2018

In Japanese, Kit Kat sounds like “kitto katsu”, which means “you are sure to succeed” or more literally translated as “surely win”. As such, the chocolate snack has long been considered a good luck charm in Japan and the brand has taken full advantage of this cultural connection with great success. Kit Kat created its first award-winning Kit Mail campaign a few years ago after positioning the...

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Up and running and exceeding the mark

Date Added 08/11/2017

MBA hits the ground running by completing the installation of three Ricoh VC60000 digital inkjet presses and gaining nine fully qualified operators. MBA’s third VC60000 was successfully installed at its North London facility in April this year – asserting MBA’s position as the world’s largest provider of this state-of-the-art technology. The elevator pitch is simple – it enables MBA...

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Will Apple’s latest iOS release reignite Quick Response marketing?

Date Added 02/11/2017

Attention all iPhone users – there’s an exciting new surprise hidden in the latest iOS update. Yes, Apple has finally built a QR scanner into your smartphone, but it might not be located quite where you expected. If you’re a bit like me, you react to new iOS releases with a sense of apprehension – you know it’s needed for security updates etc. but you see that little red...

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e-Bay monitors brain activity to enhance customer experience

Date Added 25/10/2017

Online C2C giant eBay partnered with Saatchi Art to create a large shopping event called ‘The Art of Shopping’. Here they combined visual art, an electroencephalography (EEG) headset and e-commerce to create a unique subconscious shopping experience. An EEG headset monitors brain activity by placing electrodes along the scalp. Visitors viewed artwork while...

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MBA Group becomes an approved supplier to the NHS Shared Business Services

Date Added 24/10/2017

MBA is proud to become an approved supplier to the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) for the provision of Hybrid Mail services. Becoming a supplier on the NHS SBS framework agreement stands testament to the quality of our hybrid mail solution –

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VideoSmart set to showcase the power of personalised and interactive videos at #DMWF Expo Global 2017

Date Added 14/06/2017

Over Monday and Tuesday next week (19/20th June 2017), VideoSmart will be exciting audiences at #DMWF Expo Global with the power of personalised and interactive videos. This year’s event is not to be missed as it will showcase the latest Digital Marketing strategies and technologies from across the industry, including Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Data, Analytics, Mobile and Video advancements that...

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MBA Group certified to ISO 22301 for its business continuity management systems

Date Added 28/02/2017

We are pleased to announce that MBA Group is now certified to the standard of ISO 22301:2012 in recognition of the organisation’s business continuity management systems at our sites in London and Warrington. MBA began its journey on the path to becoming ISO 22301 certificated in 2016;

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MBA Group welcomes new appointments to Board of Directors

Date Added 23/02/2017

MBA is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors – Gary Dixon and Martin Taylor. Gary Dixon, previously a Director at United Utilities, joins MBA Group as Non-Executive Board Director with over 16 years of experience in the Water Utilities Industry and leadership roles that include Water & Wastewater Operations, Domestic Retail and finally as Customer Service Director before he...

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MBA on track to go-live with 2nd Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous inkjet digital press later this month

Date Added 10/02/2017

Press Release After taking delivery of its 2nd Ricoh Pro™ VC60000 in early December 2016, MBA is on track to commence live production before 20th February 2017 Several MBA clients with multiple print applications are planned for migration between late February to early April 2017 Third Ricoh...

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MBA Group announces the launch of VideoSmart (2016)

Date Added 01/09/2016

Date Added 01/09/2016 MBA Group has taken another step in creating real interactive dialogue for client communications with the launch of its personalised and interactive video business, VideoSmart.  The use of video in marketing and advertising has become increasingly popular over the last 15 years with...

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An evolution in customer mailing capabilities

Date Added 30/08/2016

Press Release As part of a wider programme of investment across the business, MBA has purchased and installed two new state-of-the-art finishing and enclosing systems – the CMC 400 Evolution. This latest investment (another industry first) follows

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Extended certification for Multichannel Communication Solutions and an ISO 22301 Update

Date Added 19/08/2016

We are pleased to announce that MBA has extended the scope of its ISO certifications to now include all of our Smart Solutions (multichannel communication solutions). We are also pleased to announce that MBA has successfully passed Stage 1 of our ISO 22301 certification for Business Continuity Management. Fully Certificated Multichannel Solutions The audited...

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Stamp of Approval

Date Added 01/08/2016

Following a period of successful testing, Royal Mail’s ‘digital stamps’ are now set to take the marketplace by storm… It’s quite rare to receive a stamped addressed envelope nowadays unless it’s your birthday or Christmas time, but when we do, our perception of the letter is undoubtedly improved and we are more likely to open it. And now, businesses across all sectors can make their...

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MBA partners with Ricoh in a new landmark multi-million pound investment

Date Added 14/03/2016

Press Release MBA is the first MSP in the UK to put pen to paper for 3 of Ricoh’s new VC60000 inkjet technology platforms. This commitment forms part of MBA’s £5 million investment to extend its client offering - an investment driven by changing consumer communication...

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New MBA and Ricoh partnership features in Print Week

Date Added 10/03/2016

Press Clipping Marcomms and transactional specialist MBA Group has signed for the UK’s first Ricoh Pro VC60000 colour inkjet webs, part of a three-press, circa-£5m strategic spend to target growth in the direct marketing and transpromo markets.

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MBA Group strengthens its accredited reputation

Date Added 17/02/2016

Company Update Having lodged compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in December 2015,...

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MBA's people look forward to another great year of charitable fundraising

Date Added 15/01/2016

Company Update After another successful years fundraising, MBA's people are proud to be supporting three new charities in 2016.

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MBA Group awarded contract with Aster Group Limited

Date Added 23/11/2015

MBA Group becomes a sole supplier to Aster Group Limited after being awarded a three year contract for mailing and fulfilment services across all divisions. This new three year contract win will see MBA become a sole supplier for mailing and fulfillment across all of Aster Group Limited’s divisions.   Aster Group Limited is an ethical and...

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MBA Group nominated for two Digital Printer Awards

Date Added 05/10/2015

Company Update MBA is pleased to announce that we have been nominated in two categories at this year's Digital Printer Awards for Best Use of Variable Data and Best Transactional & Direct Mail. The Digital Printer awards have been running for nine years now and have become one of the most highly sought after accolades in the UK printing industry....

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Continued success for MBA Group in annual ISO certification audits

Date Added 20/09/2015

Company Update Hot on the heels of MBA Warrington, our London office continues its pursuit of exemplary compliance standards with the continuation and renewal of its ISO certification. MBA Group is delighted to announce the renewal and continuation of essential International...

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MBA Group provides industry insight for World Finance magazine

Date Added 14/09/2015

Managing Director Linda Bosch and Marketing Manager Jon Barratt talk to World Finance magazine about the state of the printing industry and the challenges it faces in an increasingly digitized world. ‘When the digital revolution first began making waves across the globe, the phrase “print is dead” swept through the industry like a death sentence.’ So reads the article in World Finance, but...

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MBA partners with Ricoh UK in new contract win

Date Added 01/09/2015

In May 2015 MBA Group were awarded contracts for Print Management and Parking Print & Fulfillment, as well as fulfilling hybrid mail requirements for the Planning department at City of Westminster Council. Partnered by Ricoh UK, this contract win will see us work in unison to ensure a smart, high-quality and effectual service for the City of Westminster Council. MBA will be responsible for managing all print and...

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MBA to support local government with new contract win

Date Added 01/08/2015

MBA are delighted to announce our continued commitment to the development and support of exemplary public services with the London Borough of Redbridge over the forthcoming year.   Having recently secured £1.12 million of funding from the Mayor’s London Enterprise Panel, Redbridge Council are committed to using these funds to boost the local economy and environment.   These funds come from the...

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MBA wins AWG ‘We Love What You Do’ Award

Date Added 03/07/2015

We are pleased to announce that late last month, MBA was recognised at the annual Anglian Water ‘Love Every Drop… We Love What You Do’ Awards for its contribution towards the Anglian Water Annual Billing activity. The whole of the Annual Billing Project Team won the Supplier Efficiency category in recognition of delivering both technical innovation and economical output throughout the year.

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Mark Cunningham joins MBA from Amazon

Date Added 02/06/2015

MBA is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Cunningham as Group Production Operations Director. Mark joined MBA in November 2014 following a successful 10-year career at Amazon where he was responsible for both the establishment and relocation of their semi-automated fulfilment centres and Europe-wide process management. In total, Mark has over 26 years of industry experience in manufacturing and fulfilment with previous...

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MBA opens a new development hub in the Czech Republic

Date Added 15/05/2015

Following a year of intensive efforts, our new office in the Czech Republic was officially opened on 15th May. The new office will provide MBA with a dedicated Research & Development facility where we can constantly innovate and bring new product ideas to life by taking advantage of up-to-date technologies and solution methodologies. The separation of BAU and New Product development will also enable MBA to...

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ISO 50001 Energy Management System Update

Date Added 17/03/2015

Using energy efficiently helps organisations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. As part of MBA’s ongoing commitment to an improved environment, we are currently working towards the ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification.  ISO 50001 is a voluntary standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The certification will also cover the...

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MBA Warrington kicks off New Year on Top Form

Date Added 27/02/2015

The New Year started off very well for our Warrington facility with successful audits and the renewal of our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 27001 certifications. But that was only the beginning... In order to accommodate several new client wins and contract gains, we have invested in new state-of-the-art equipment and given the site a renewed face-lift. The new digital and mailing equipment will increase the sites'...

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In 2014, MBA’s committed people raised £3,400 for chosen charities

Date Added 12/01/2015

In 2014, our committed and charitable people raised just over £3,400 for 5 magnificent causes – the Sun-Shiners Group, Cancer Research UK, MacMillan Cancer Care, The Movember Foundation and a private case relating to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We hope you will join in congratulating everybody that organised and took part in fundraising activities, as well as everyone who contributed by digging deep in their...

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MBA continues its investment strategy in London with £5million investment plan

Date Added 06/01/2015

Providing our clients with the tools to communicate effectively with their customers via the most advanced techniques and technology plays a key role as part of our continuing investment strategy. MBA have embarked on a £5million investment plan to upgrade and add to its existing infrastructure and facility. Planned investments are already underway with a focus on enhancing MBA's

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MBA Chairman, Bachar Aintaoui features highly in Print Week’s Power 100

Date Added 17/11/2014

Press Release Leading from the front, our Chairman Bachar Aintaoui has risen 12 places from 46th in 2013 to 34th in this year’s Power 100 Why? This is what Print Week said: After a big spend in 2012 on mailing capacity and new Xerox and Heidelberg machines, it all may have seemed a little quiet at the London-based transactional and DM print...

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Alan Charnley joins MBA Group as Non-Executive Director

Date Added 13/10/2014

MBA Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Charnley as an Independent Non-Executive Director. With his global experience, Alan Charnley brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our organisation that we are sure will prove to be invaluable for both us and our clients over the many years ahead. Alan brings with him valuable external senior executive experience to MBA Group, having held leadership roles around the world...