Month: August 2018

5 Ways to Increase Print Efficiency in the Office

Many businesses are losing money and wasting valuable time by simply failing to streamline their printing processes. A few small changes can bring significant benefits when it comes to efficient printing: for example, training staff to use the “print double-sided” option will halve the volume of paper used in your office. Here at Mode we focus on efficiency, which means that we are consistently working with you to decrease your rate of consumption and waste and increase your productivity. Below we have put together five simple printing processes for you to consider, helping you increase print efficiency in your workplace: Follow Me Printing – This gives users the flexibility to print from any machine within the organisation, avoiding queues, minimising 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...

Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest one-day celebration of cycling to work. This year the event was celebrated on August 15th. Cycling is a great way of combining exercise with the necessity to get to work. This means that even the busiest of people can combine both! Apart from the obvious health benefits, cycling is also a great way to save money plus contribute to burning less fossil fuels so you too can have a positive impact on the environment. Several Mode employees already cycle to our Head office, so we thought on National Cycle to work day we’d celebrate this and encourage others to do the same! Cycling to work is a great!

Is Cloud Based Communications the Silver Lining for Businesses?

In the last decade digital advances has seen an increase in various forms of messaging systems and social communications. However, many businesses are still using phone and basic email for their communications. However, there is a growing challenge particularly for small to medium size businesses, who are aware of the need to accommodate differing forms of communications to facilitate the needs of their clients and suppliers. The cloud has become a particularly large buzz word. Buzz concepts aren’t necessarily a great thing for businesses to adopt straight away, however, the most forward-thinking businesses are asking questions about the cloud and receiving solid, positive answers. So why would you move to the cloud? Cost? Is this a real concern or not? read more...