Year: 2015

Mode generously supports Reed

Many of us would like to buy and deliver a gift for someone in need but during such a busy time of year, it can often be difficult to find the time. In conjunction with Reed, Mode has donated toys and gifts to be delivered to the children’s ward at the Lister hospital in Stevenage next week. All the Mode team were involved from Kate our receptionist ensuring the gifts were purchased, to our sales and operations teams helping to wrap the presents! Thank you to Reed for collating all the presents and we are delighted to be able to bring seem joy to many poorly children this year. Update “Thanks so much for your contribution and donation to our gift read more...

Mode Supports Local Football Team Chars Youth FC

Mode likes to support our local community in any way so when we saw an opportunity to help a local youth team, we were happy to help. Chars Youth FC were established in 2012 after their current manager Joe Westmacot identified a lack of youth football in the Cheshunt area. Over the last few years the club has grown and now has an under 7’s, under 9’s and under 10’s teams. They are affiliated to the Cheshunt Friendly League and are always looking for support from the local community. We were delighted to be able to supply them with 4 new goals for their home ground. We look forward to watching the club and teams develop over the coming seasons. 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...

Print Tips from Xerox

Partnering with the best suppliers in the business means that our clients benefit from cutting-edge technologies as well as decades of print knowledge. We like to make it easier for our clients to find useful information, which is why we round up some of the best blog posts from our suppliers. Here, you can find out how to improve your document management, increase automation, reduce paper costs, and choose the best paper for every single print job. Find out how Xerox’s knowledge and experience can help you to improve your workspace and processes by reading the articles below. How Smart Document Management Fuels Growth http://smallbusinesssolutions.blogs.xerox.com/2015/09/01/how-smart-document-management-fuels-growth/#.Ve155vlVhHw Automate the Things You Can, Help the Things You Can’t http://smallbusinesssolutions.blogs.xerox.com/2015/08/27/automate-the-things-you-can-help-the-things-you-cant/#.Ve155_lVhHw Tips for Working Better 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...

International Print Day

International Print Day is today – the grassroots campaign was created to promote print as an environmentally and socially responsible way of communicating. Print Day has 4 main aims: Dispel the myths about print Prove print is a viable, advantageous, and powerful mode of communication Advocate print as intrinsic to human nature; evoking emotions and providing a tactile experience Promote the coupling of print with digital communications to provide a truly integrated approach that allows information to be accessed both with and without a device Myths About Print Printing is actually considerably more sustainable and environmentally-friendly than people initially assume. Far from ‘killing trees’, paper is made from completely renewable resources and produced with over 60% recycled materials. For every tree read more...

Want to Retain Information Better? Print it Before Reading.

The average adult now spends 8 hours a day in front of a screen – whether that’s a computer screen at work, the tv, or their smartphone – so it’s safe to say that we read a huge amount of information on non-printed media. But a recent study from TwoSides has shown that people retain or use information far better if they initially read it on paper. 84% of people surveyed believe that they understand and can retain information better when they read it on paper, and only 31% think that mobiles and smart phones are useful for reading and memorising information. The survey asked 500 UK and 1,000 US consumers about a range of issues related to the switch read more...

3 Ways to Print Great Photos at the Office

While most office printers aren’t designed for ongoing photo printing, if you’ve had a recent event and just want to print off a few snaps it can be a lot easier, faster, and cheaper to do it at the office than sending them off for processing. You can’t necessarily expect the same sort of results, so if you need professional quality prints it’s important to send them to a printer that can handle the work. Laser printers are getting better at handling photographs, but inkjets are still considerably better. Inkjet printers can print at the same sort of quality as you’d get from a typical highstreet shop printing service. So, how can you get the best results from your printer? 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...

Mode Proudly Supports the SweetTree Challenge 2015

We believe that every business has a social responsibility, which is why we support charities locally and around the UK every year. Today, we’re supporting SweetTree Home Care Services in this year’s challenge. The team are walking from The Mulberry Centre to Scotland over 15 days and then cycling all the way back! The Mulberry Centre offers a lifeline to 1,600 people every year, providing support and valuable information for people affected by cancer. They work to improve people’s physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing while they overcome the disease. SweetTree will be posting about the journey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – you can follow updates via the hashtag #SweetTreeChallenge or check in here to see the latest pics. If read more...