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Royal Mail Postal Strikes – All You Need To Know

Royal Mail Postal Strikes   What’s happening? This month Royal Mail workers voted in favour of carrying out a strike as a result of a dispute over pensions and pay. The strike has been initiated by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and required a 50% turnout in votes to be accepted. In total 73.7% of…

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Central Mailing Services complete Vélo Birmingham

CMS complete Vélo Birmingham! This weekend saw thousands of cyclists take to the roads for Vélo Birmingham, a gruelling 100-mile (161km) road race through the West Midlands. Beginning on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre, the route took riders through the picturesque countryside of Worcestershire and Staffordshire before returning to Birmingham. Roads were completely closed…

New £10 Notes in Circulation

New Polymer £10 Notes Just over one billion of the new £10 notes have been printed ready for circulation. The note features Jane Austen and is similar to the previous £5 that came out last year.  In 2020, a new £20 note featuring JMW Turner will start circulation too. In August, it was confirmed the…

Raising Money for Childrens Split Liver Fund

CMS Raising Money for Childrens Split Liver Fund

CMS’ Founder is Raising Money for Childrens Split Liver Fund Greg Bodycote – one of two of Central Mailings founders is raising money for Children’s Split Liver Fund. Greg will be cycling 100 miles in aid of children suffering from Liver Disease. The charity; Split, supports children and their families who may require liver and/or…

We raised £600 for Cancer Research!

Central Mailing raised £600! On the 15th July, two of our team members completed a 5K Muddy Run for Cancer Research. Altogether, Central Mailing raised £600 for the charity.   The run consisted of thick muddy puddles, various obstacles and a fire truck!   Here is what they had to say:   What did you…

We Continue To Keep Your Data Safe

We continue to hold our ISO 27001 Accreditation! On the 17th Of July 2017, we had another ISO audit. This was to make sure we are keeping up standards and of course, we passed with flying colours keeping our ISO 27001 Accreditation. UKAS; the most trusted accreditation society, has given us the all clear for…

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Library of Birmingham becomes 1st Class!

Library of Birmingham finds itself on a stamp.  Royal Mail has created a set of new stamps of famous landmarks across the UK. Moreover, our Library of Birmingham has found itself on one of them! In light of this, Francine Houben; the designer, wanted it to be a place of learning, a ‘peoples palace’.  The exterior of the ten-storey…

Direct Marketing GDPR: How to prepare

As we all know, the GDPR is happening in less than a year. Having said this, how should you go about preparing for the GDPR? Direct Marketing GDPR in itself is just one element of how this legislation will affect certain industries. But what are the ins and outs? Many of the GDPR’s main concepts…

What will change with GDPR and Brexit

The GDPR and Brexit.  With both the GDPR and Brexit creeping up, how will the two mix and is there any complications? Continue reading to find out more. GDPR: The GDPR is coming into effect in May 2018. Ultimately, it will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and its laws. The GDPR will only affect…

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Espon used 100% recycled paper

Epson using 100% recycled paper Epson Australia has become the first printer supplier in the country to use Planet Ark’s Paper for their own printing. What’s so special about it? Completely recycled. Garry Pearce is an environment manager and HR. He says, “Reducing the company’s impact on the environment is a priority. There are several…