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Mode supports ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

mode print solutions running

ABF The Soldiers’ charity exists to support serving soldiers, veterans and their families. They take pride in being responsive, making a difference in people’s lives, providing grants, funding and practical support.

Mode recently heard about Russell from Hertfordshire, an RSM in the Army who is taking part on 11-12 June 2016 in the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp to raise much needed funds for ABF. Mode felt compleled to donate to this cause as Russell has served his country for over 20 years, with 3 tours of Afghanistan as well as raising funds!

Russell is doing the epic ‘Yomp’ trek across rural Perthshire and he knows better than most how tough it will be, but also knows the vital funds raised will really help the Soldier’s Charity.

Mode is delighted to be supporting this cause and we wish Russell luck on his trek.

If you’d like to hear more about Russell’s trek  and donate please follow the link below:


Mode Print Solutions Reach Finals in the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Awards

hertfordshire chamber of commerce awards

Mode Print Solutions is a finalist in the People Development category in this year’s Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.

We take great pride in developing and supporting our staff, so we’re delighted to be a finalist in a category that recognises those efforts.

As part of this award, we will be explaining why learning and development are important to our organisation, how training and skills requirements are assessed, and demonstrating our investment, commitment, and support provided to our staff at all levels of employment.

Mode nurtures young talent, but we also have long-serving team members who we have developed throughout the years. Every member of our staff is dedicated to excellent customer support and maintaining the highest service levels within the industry.

We look forward to the awards ceremony and seeing our staff recognised for all of their hard work.

Mode Print Solutions Continues Celebrating Over 20 Years in Business with its First Sales Awards Dinner

mode sales award

London and Hertfordshire based firm, Mode Print Solutions hosted its first Sales Awards Dinner on Friday 29th January.

The family company, which celebrated 20 years in business last year, hosted the event at Tewinbury Farm, Hertfordshire, with longstanding staff members and suppliers along with a prestigious guest speaker, ex-premiership football legend and Sky football pundit, Matthew Le Tissier.

Established in 1995, the Print solutions company that employs people in Hertfordshire and London always recognised the need to develop and invest in people in order to create a formidable, loyal sales team. Rob Clarke Mode’s Chief Executive commented “The Mode Academy is focused on developing and nurturing real talent and this is at the heart of our business. Our business has always been different, developing and investing in the right people, which is key to our success.”

Among the accolades on the evening, were Mode Top Sales Executive, Top new Business Sales Executive and Mode Academy Graduate awards. Rob continues “The awards dinner celebrates our success and our continuing growth. Mode truly stands out from others in the industry by concentrating on personal and team development. Our high quality sales process allows individuals to reach the potential to transcend from a trainee, to managing their own sales team.”

Whilst the event celebrates the company’s rapid development of the sales force, Rob continues: “Mode focuses on the whole customer experience. Tonight we celebrate our high calibre of people in our sales team; however, our clients can be assured that Mode equally focuses on their needs throughout the duration of their partnership with us. All clients can expect an unrivalled service from us, and our continuing commitment to ensure they receive the very best service.”

Mode is always described as a progressive business by the senior management team but one that is not only underpinned by the nurturing of young talent, but also celebrates longevity with several key members of staff having been in the business for the 20 years, and Daniel Breeze received an award dedicated to that on this prestigious night.

Rob concludes, “It’s all about people, whether it’s about the welfare of our staff or our commitment to our customers. We ensure our team has the right tools to assist our clients to the highest level, and that continues to be the bedrock of our success.”




Great British Bake Off? Mode Magnificent Bakers!

winning cake

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 secretly mark it out of ten and make comments on the texture and taste. It was extremely nerve racking when it was your term, but absolutely delightful to each week come to work and think about what type of cake we may get that week (obviously this has not aided any of our waistlines!).

Over the previous weeks we have eaten chocolate logs, chocolate orange cake, fruit cake, Guinness chocolate cake with salted caramel glaze, ginger cake, victoria sponge, we even sampled a gluten free cake, and cup-cakes – the list is endless and the waistlines have expanded!

However, it has to be noted that our proudest moment was when our baby baker (Our Service Co-ordinator) Hayley, who had never baked before produced the most amazing cup cakes with fabulous decoration. Amazing achievement Hayley we are proud and we expect more cake to come into the office soon!

However, the winner without a shadow of a doubt was Natalie our HR Manager with an amazing Malteser Marble cake. It won an overwhelming majority and we all enjoyed sampling it many times until it had all been eaten! Well done Natalie!

Last week Natalie was presented by Rob, a top of the range mixer to help Natalie provide even more cakes for Mode, so we look forward to having a cake made with her new kitchen tool soon!

Mode Academy Celebrates Our Investment in People with 2 Recent Promotions

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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 with Mode since September 2014 straight from 6th Form College where he also had a part time job at Sainsbury’s. Ben joined Mode, having always wanted to pursue a career in customer facing sales. Ben had heard from people he knew within the industry how successful Mode were and how much we were expanding, and he wanted to be part of that success! Ben commented:

“The Mode Academy has been a catalyst in my progression from trainee to salesperson and it’s also been extremely beneficial to me personally.

“I came into the company as a young boy from school and within the year I have grown and developed in my confidence with extensive knowledge so that I can go out into the field and meet customers! This is all due to the amount of training that the company invests into their staff. There is a real sense of togetherness at Mode as well as desire to succeed. This is all stems from Nick who has been influential in my development.”

Luke Thompson

Luke joined the team in November 2014 and he joined us from the management team at Tesco.

He had always wanted to get into sales and having seen the work environment at our Head office and the opportunities Mode offered to succeed, he could not wait to be part of the team! Luke commented:

“I think Mode is fantastic! They really take the time to make sure you have all the tools available to be successful, and that you have excellent training. Everybody gets involved and helps you with any obstacles. The training is challenging, however, the end result gives you endless opportunity to succeed at the highest level”

We wish Ben and Luke all the success in their next stage of their journey at Mode and look forward to seeing them continue to develop within the business.

Mode Proudly Support Paper Cut’s New Demo Suite

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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.

printer show room

Richard King Channel Partner Manager for UK & Ireland commented

“The iTS London office recently opened a new PaperCut demo suite loaded with the most up-to-date PaperCut features and technologies that includes a number of industry-leading manufacturers devices. When we approached Mode Print Solutions, a long standing and high profile PaperCut Value Added partner of iTS in the UK, they were delighted to assist and swiftly arranged for the delivery and installation of a new Ricoh, Xerox and Lexmark MFD. iTS would like to take this opportunity to extend their thanks to Michael and the team for arranging this and look forward to welcoming their clients to the demo suite to unleash the power of PaperCut.”

Please click here to understand more about how a managed print solution would benefit you.

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… Barry and Phil in the famous Gretna Green!


Congratulations to Kate!

hertford theatre week

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.


Kate from Mode

Mode’s Birthday News: Headlines from 1995

news in 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 the Mars mission.

Cal Ripken’s record of 2,632 baseball games played still hasn’t been broken – he hadn’t taken a day off work since 1982 and he voluntarily pulled himself out of the winning streak in 1998.

In other cases, athletes preferred to break their records immediately, like Jonathan Edwards, who was the world’s first man to legally clear 18m at the triple jump. His record lasted 20 minutes, when he beat the previous jump by 13cm.

Laying the Foundation for the Future

We discovered the first planet outside our solar system when we found Pegasi-51 and discovered that the star wobbled (meaning that it had planets). In 2015 we marked the 1,000th exoplanet discovery.

Just 1% of the UK population had internet access, but it was a growing trend that would take over the world very shortly.

And, of course, our monarch has been immovable and has now been on the throne for 63 years.

Mode Donates to Charities at Anniversary Bash

charity donation

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 a meaningful contribution to the cause.

Marie Curie

Our latest donation of £7,000 will fund 350 nursing hours at Marie Curie to help local patients and their families in their final days. By offering both hospice care and nursing services at patient’s homes, the charity ensures that each patient can make their decisions and get the best possible care for their circumstances.

We look forward to donating more to these remarkable charities to support their efforts and ensure that patients and families can get the care that they deserve.

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