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Mode donates once more to its chosen Charities totalling another £15K

Mode has a very long history of supporting its Charities Marie Curie, Together for Short Lives and Blue Cross. We are all aware of how challenging this last year has been and never before have charities struggled to access the funds, they so vitally need in order to support the work they do. The pandemic has meant that regular donations are significantly reduced and Therefore, it was with great excitement that we recently contacted our three charities to inform them that were making another donation! Here’s what our charities had to say about this: “This is brilliant news and very much needed. On behalf of everyone at Marie Curie, I would just like to say that this donation and the read more...

Our team are no ghouls

Our telecommunications team are always working hard to offer the highest level of service to our clients, but they have also been working hard in organising our new offices and sourcing new uniforms. So, they could not resist sending a picture of their new Mode polo shirts as well as ensuring we have a Mode pumpkin for Halloween! However, do not think they are “Ghouls” (pardon the terrible jokes!!), they are working hard to ensure that our telecommunications client are always supported round the clock and are able to support their changing needs! We just like them to have fun as this year has been trying enough-so we all deserve a little light relief! In the meantime, should you need read more...

Why is printing securely so important, now more than ever

We’re all embracing digital technology within our businesses but that also increases potential cyber security risks. Businesses have really focused on being secure in their internal software however it is now widely recognised that your printing environment can be a vulnerability point for potential hackers. However, by working with the right print provider, they should be able to mitigate any risk within your print fleet and ensure that you are secure. So, you need to consider the following potential risks: If firmware is not regularly updated and if access credentials are easily compromised, then your business is susceptible to hackers. If you have multiple printing and mobile devices, there is a potential that data can be lost. This can mean read more...

Mode’s Operations Team Celebrate their Successes

Our team, the people, are the crucial element to our success at Mode. This team share our vision and values in delivering the highest level of service to our clients. The team event at The Old Thorns in Hampshire, was our way to celebrate that success by thanking the team for all their hard work. From our Client Support team, the front line to all our client’s queries, to the expert engineers in the field delivering that excellent service, to the finance & HR teams, they all play an integral part to our business. The event started with a meal and American Diva’s tribute act last Friday night. It was a brilliant opportunity to relax and be together as one read more...

Mode’s fast-growing services are strengthened by MBO with Connection Capital

Following our recent MBO with backing from Connection Capital, Robert Clarke and the existing leadership team are pleased to announce Richard Cottrell as our new Non-Executive Chairman. Richard’s career has included senior roles at major print services and wider technology businesses. Robert Clarke our CEO commented: “This is a very exciting moment for us – we have put so much into growing our business over the last five years and with Connection Capital’s backing, we have good grounds to achieve our ambitions for the next five years and beyond. Having a Chairman of Richard’s calibre on the board will be a vital aid to our progression.” Stuart Ogilvie, Senior Sales manager with over 20 years’ experience at Mode, also now read more...

What’s the Best Type of Paper for Your Business Requirements?

Believe it or not, just like the quality of your goods and service, the type of paper you choose to use as a business is also incredibly important. First impressions are a big deal and if you’re sending printed documents to potential clients, you need to make sure they are presented correctly. After all, there’s no point putting in a lot of time and effort into the content if the paper is not right. Here is some advice regarding the type of paper you should opt for, according to the job requirements. Copier Paper The type of paper you invest in largely depends on what it’s going to be used for. For example, if you’re printing a high volume of read more...

GDPR? Metadata? Mode Makes It Simple

Do you ever wonder why complicated words and acronyms are used to explain new laws and processes?  Things could be explained so simply without the use of complex words, and in the particularly grey and challenging era we are entering with GDPR, it is necessary to clear the fog and try and make thing as simple as possible! Does anyone really understand Metadata or GDPR? GDPR is becoming a real enforceable law on the fast approaching 25th May 2018. Every business needs to be ready! What does Metadata mean? Metadata is “data that provides information about other data”. Put simply, from metadata, you can understand what data you hold as a business and the way it is used within your read more...

MODE Supports Together for Short Lives

49, 000 children and young people are living in the UK with conditions that are life-limiting or life-threatening. Together for Short Lives is a fantastic charity which MODE proudly supports because of the amazing care and support that they provide to these children and their families. Recently the charity produced an Impact report for 2016-2017, summarising how much money has been made and how it has been spent. Mode is proud that we feature on the page as one of their supporters as we have had a long standing relationship with this fabulous charity, one which we will continue into the future.”

Mode Family Fun day 2017

The weather was perfect for our annual Mode Family Fun Day at the beginning of July.  Ideal for all the fun that was planned! This year’s family day had the usual live music, BBQ and fun with all our colleagues and families, which is always a lovely opportunity to get together. However, this year there was a special twist! As a surprise to all our employees and families, Mode (under the instruction of our Chairman and MD!), had organised for a special type of “It’s a Knockout!”!  This added an exciting feature to this years’ gathering featuring a bouncy slide, that had to be climbed which, when wet, was almost impossible, along with various obstacle courses-again very wet and slippery! read more...

6 Tips to Becoming a Print Pro

In a digital world that is forever changing, print marketing is still a very powerful business strategy. This is especially true when it’s tactically combined with other types of marketing, such as social media or search engine optimisation. The trick is to be innovative and creative in order to interact with your target market. If you aim to produce a memorable print campaign, you should see positive results. We’ve put together 6 top tips to help get you started: Use Clear Content Large blocks of content are enough to send anyone to sleep – plus, you’re likely to have a limited amount of space. That’s why it’s best to use clear, concise content with your print ads, to ensure your read more...