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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...

The Pros and Cons of 3D Printing

3D printing holds many promises for the future! It has come a very long way since its initial invention and continues to grow and develop. The medical sector, for instance, has benefitted from the creation of 3D printed organs which have helped save countless lives. Other industries are using 3D printing simply to speed up certain tasks and make office life easier. However, despite the innumerable number of advantages, this modern technology is not without its fair share of disadvantages. So, if you are thinking about using a 3D printer, we recommend making yourself aware of both the pros and cons. The Pros Fast Production. Using 3D printing, products can quickly advance from design to prototype. Manufacture of the actual read more...

3 Benefits of Scanning in the Office

Scanning your paper documents allows you to convert them into easily accessible and convenient digital files, which is ideal for office environments. You can share electronic documents with your colleagues at the click of a button and protect them from things like misplacement or theft. The simple process involves passing a paper document through high quality scanning equipment, which converts it into image form. It is then saved to a PC in the desired location with an appropriate file name. If you’re still not convinced that scanning is the way forward, we have put together three of the greatest benefits of scanning your documents. Save Time and Space No-one likes a cluttered desk and filing cabinets take up unnecessary space read more...

How Can Online Retailers Use Print to Market their Brand?

As an online retailer, with no physical store presence, it’s often more challenging to get noticed and stay in the front of peoples’ minds. We would suggest sticking to the more traditional and typically reliable medium of print when delivering orders or attending networking events. Here are some of the ways you can do so; Create Business Cards Handing a potential customer one of your business cards creates a personal and physical connection that is normally lacking in the digital world. Next time you attend a networking event, remember to take your business cards along with your name, address and other important contact information so that it will be difficult for people to forget you. Brand Your Packaging You can’t read more...