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Central Mailing Services New Site at Gravelly Industrial Park

We’ve moved! Our New Home

We’re moving! As of 25th June 2018, Central Mailing will be operating from our brand new, 45,000 sq. ft super-site at Gravelly Industrial Estate, Birmingham. Leaving behind our home of 6 years in Kings Norton is difficult, but we will be taking plenty of fond memories with us. The relocation is a huge step for…

Customer Service Excellence for CMS

We’re delighted to announce that we have retained our Customer Service Excellence award for the second year running! But that’s not all… The on-site assessor was so impressed with our customer service standards that we have been awarded four Compliance Plus awards in the process. It’s safe to say we’re happy about it. CSE themselves…

Blue plastic baler in factory

CMS Invest in Recycling Machinery

At Central Mailing Services we are always looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. We regularly review our processes and invest in green machinery and technologies. The latest addition to our plant is a plastic waste baler. This new unit is with us on a short-term lease, with the option…

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CMS Invest in New Machine Feeders

At CMS we are always looking to invest in our staff, technologies and equipment. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to giving our customers the best possible service. Our latest edition is an investment in our print and fulfilment operations; We’ve purchased a number of new feeders, including a Streamfeeder Reliant 2700. These feeders will…

CMS Achieve Data Security Accreditation

Data Secure Mailings We’re pleased to announce Central Mailing Services have achieved another standard for data security. This time it’s the IG toolkit accreditation, demonstrating our ability to securely handle data for the health and social care sector. This accreditation is a step above standard data security practices. It shows we are compliant with Information…

Red Royal Mail post box

Threat of Royal Mail Strikes Lessens

Positive Developments in Royal Mail Pensions Negotiations Following negotiations conducted by mediator Lynette Harris, it is now increasingly unlikely that Royal Mail workers will be striking over the Christmas period. Royal Mail has released a report of recommendations by Harris and has stated that the process has enabled both parties to “better understand their respective…

Red Royal Mail post box

Update: Royal Mail Wins Strike Injunction

Royal Mail Wins Injunction Preventing Staff Strike Royal Mail has won a high court injunction preventing next week’s 48-hour strike by postal workers. Royal Mail stated that the CWU is in breach of its contractual obligation to not call for strike action until the external mediation process is exhausted. The strikes had originally been scheduled…

Man working on red Royal Mail postal train

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…

Library of Birmingham

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…