Category: Company Events

Great British Bake Off? Mode Magnificent Bakers!

As our Mode family has grown over the last year, we all realised that we all shared a common passion. OK, well we share two passions; one for providing our customers the best service in the industry, but in order for us achieve that, we all need cake! So we were delighted when Rob Clarke our Managing Director challenged all of us to a bake off. Some were excited at the competition and were determined to win, others had never even cooked an evening meal before so were nervous about even being able to mix a cake. Over a period of months, each week, a member of the team had to bring in a cake and we all had to read more...

Mode Academy Celebrates Our Investment in People with 2 Recent Promotions

At Mode we like to celebrate our sales teams’ achievements. Every member of our sales team is rigorously trained in our very own Mode Academy. Led by our Sales Trainee Development Manager Nick Ball, all trainees are professionally developed, learning our ‘Mode way’ and given all the tools and expertise to enable them to have all the latest product and technological information. Each recruit goes through intensive training so it is a real achievement when they pass the Mode Academy. This week has certainly been a successful week with 2 trainees graduating to be sent out to the field to sell for Mode. We caught up with the 2 guys who have been successful in the Academy. Ben Patrick Ben has been read more...

Mode Proudly Support Paper Cut’s New Demo Suite

As one of our premier partners, we have had a close working relationship with Paper Cut for many years as part of our Managed Print Suite proposition for our customers. We were only too happy to support Papercut when they asked for our support in their new showroom by providing them with a selection of machines we supply to our customers. Paper cut asked for various machines so that they could show the full extent of their services on a wide range of products. Mode supplied Xerox Ricoh and Lexmark equipment for the Papercut demonstration suite. Richard King Channel Partner Manager for UK & Ireland commented “The iTS London office recently opened a new PaperCut demo suite loaded with the read more...

Update on the SweetTree Challenge

Phil and Barry have done amazingly well over the past couple of days with the cycle part of the journey well underway. Day 17 was completed yesterday, a wet but very successful day. With now only 3 more days left of the challenge we should have them back safe and sound for Wednesday, 4pm for cold beers and hot pizza with the rest of the SweetTree team at Swiss Cottage HQ You are more than welcome to join us if you are free ? Day 18 MONDAY Aug 24th Morecombe to Macclesfield 89.1 Day 19 TUESDAY Aug 25th Macclesfield to Rugby 94.9 Day 20 WEDNESDAY Aug 26th Rugby to Swiss Cottage (SweetTree) 91.9   Did you see the latest image… read more...

Congratulations to Kate!

Congratulations to Kate whose play won 2nd place at the Hertford Drama Festival and the Adjudicator’s Award for the lighting team. The cast and crew of A Slice of Saturday night are extremely pleased and even met the Major of Hertford when they were presented with the award.  

Mode’s Birthday News: Headlines from 1995

Remember when the riots broke out in Brixton, OJ Simpson was acquitted, and houses cost £50,000? Mode does. Funnily enough, not everything changes; in 1995 the US was imposing economic sanctions against Iran, there was an Ebola outbreak killing 244 Africans in Zaire, and scientists were busy discovering distant galaxies (even if the ones we’re looking at now are a little further away). Achievements Still Stand, 20 Years Later It’s easy to get down on the news, but there were a lot of ground-breaking achievements in 1995. Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to earth after 437 days in the Mir space station – the longest ever stay in human history. His record remains unbroken and will likely stay that way until read more...

Mode Donates to Charities at Anniversary Bash

As part of our corporate and social responsibility, we think it’s important to support both local and national charities to give back to the community and world at large. That’s why we regularly donate to charities such as Together for Short lives, The Blue Cross, and Marie Curie. It’s a pleasure working with these charities and we really enjoy building long-term relationships with the charities that we support to really make a difference. Together for Short Lives Since 2011, we’ve donated £6,155 to this charity to help families care for seriously ill children. The charity makes sure that every family has the care and support they need for every step of the journey, and we’re happy that we can make read more...

Mode Celebrates Two Decades in the Business

On the 6th March, we celebrated 20 years in the business. We were joined by Hertfordshire MR, Sir Oliver Heald QC, Mrs Rosalie Standley (the Major of Ware), and representatives from a number of charities to celebrate this milestone. It was the perfect opportunity to present the charities with donations from our latest fundraising efforts. A total of £15,000 was split between Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Blue Cross, and Together for Short Lives. An anniversary is a fantastic time to reflect on our achievements, look back to our roots, and plan the next steps. We hope to keep nurturing and investing in talent with The Mode Sales Academy while maintaining relationships with our long-standing employees who have been with read more...

Mode’s Birthday Tunes: Music in 1995

We might be a bit biased, but we think 1995 was undoubtedly the best year for music in the 90s. Legends like Jeff Buckley and Tupac Shakur were still alive (although Kurt Cobain sadly passed the year before), boybands were all the rage, and it’s the year that Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise was unleashed upon the world. Girls growing up in the 90s can all remember singing (ok, screaming) along to Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill and just learning what irony is, while older teens might have been horrifying their parents by playing Sympathy for the Devil (Guns N’ Roses) or Marilyn Manson’s Smells Like Children. Shirley Manson was arguably at her best as Garbage released their album of the same read more...

London Print Services That Go the Distance

  If you’re out and about in London, you might just see one of Mode’s branded black cabs – you can even book one to take you to a meeting with us. Driving Better Print At Mode, we’ve always prided ourselves on taking you where you need to be, so it’s about time we did it literally. Our black cabs are driving around London as we type, so keep an eye out! We were extremely pleased to open our London office, giving us a hub in the city to make it easier to send out engineers or meet clients in the city. It’s even better to be part of the quintessential London experience – a black cab under the London read more...