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MAG appoints Peter Rigby to the group’s board

Published: Tuesday 04 July 2017

The Mark Allen Group (MAG) today announces the appointment of Peter Rigby as a non-executive director of the company.

Peter is a former Chief Executive Director and Executive Chairman of the media company, Informa, serving in those capacities from 1988 till 2013.

Under his 25 year reign, Informa grew from a turnover of £50 million to £1.2 billion and was on the verge of becoming a FTSE 100 company, which it subsequently became.

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Mark Allen Group acquires Unity Media

Published: Friday 23 June 2017

One of the few remaining independent publishing ‘jewels’ has been acquired by the Mark Allen Group (MAG) in its bid to enhance its business-to-business portfolio.

Kent-based Unity Media Plc and its sister company, Unity Exhibitions Ltd, have been snapped up by MAG for an undisclosed sum.

Unity Media publishes a number of market leading brands in the built environment. They include: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation (RCI), Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build.

At the same time, Unity Exhibitions Ltd organises the successful annual RCI Show, to be next held in November at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

This is the second acquisition MAG has made this year and follows the purchase two months ago of the largest special education Continue reading


The Mark Allen Group’s international sales growth recognised for a 2nd successive year

Published: Thursday 08 June 2017

The Mark Allen Group has once again been singled out as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies for international sales.

The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks the UK’s mid-market, privately held companies with the fastest growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of accounts.

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Mark Allen Group acquires TES SEN SHOW from TES Global

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

MA Exhibitions Limited, the exhibition arm of the Mark Allen Group, has completed its acquisition of the UK’s largest special educational needs show, TES SEN Show, from TES Global Limited. Under the terms of the deal, TES Global has agreed to licence its name to MA Exhibitions for an undisclosed period. Continue reading

The Mark Allen Group is one of the 1,000 most dynamic companies in the whole of the UK

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

The Mark Allen Group is one of the 1,000 most dynamic companies in the whole of the UK. And that’s official.

According to 1000 COMPANIES TO INSPIRE BRITAIN 2017, produced by the London Stock Exchange Group, the Mark Allen Group is one of the top 1,000 companies in all sectors.

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BAPCO Exhibition & Conference proves again to be the must-attend event for public safety communications professionals

Published: Thursday 06 April 2017

Over 1,800 visitors attended BAPCO 2017 across its two days. Attendees came from 600 organisations, with more than 70 per cent employed at manager level or above.

BAPCO 2017 took place between 21st – 22nd March at the International Centre in Telford. Delegates witnessed presentations from the Home Office - who provided an exclusive update on Emergency Services Network progress -, the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, JESIP, Google and more. BAPCO 2017 proved itself as the must-attend annual event for those involved in public safety communications.

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