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Mark Allen Group completes acquisition of Community Care from RBI

Published: Friday 10 November 2017

Mark Allen Group yesterday completed on its acquisition of Community Care from Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group.

Community Care’s 26-strong staff will be moving to MAG’s main offices in Herne Hill and be housed within MA Education where Community Care will sit alongside brands such as Children & Young People Now and Nursery World.

It is a highly-respected digital, subscription-based resource for social workers through two platforms, Inform Children and Inform Adults, providing contents and tools to aid professional development and good practice. Communitycare.co.uk delivers up-to-date online news and Community Care Live has separate events every year in both London and Manchester, reinforcing the training needs of care staff.

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BDIA Dental Showcase goes from strength to strength as thousands flock to the NEC

Published: Thursday 26 October 2017

BDIA Dental Showcase goes from strength to strength as thousands flock to the NEC

Over 9,000 dental professionals attended BDIA Dental Showcase 2017, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 19-21 October.

This year marked the first time in which this prestigious event has been organised by its new owners MA Exhibitions, in collaboration with George Warman Publications. The result of the partnership between a professional show organiser and the dental publisher has been a tremendous success, seeing an 11.29% rise in visitor numbers to 9,080.

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Mark Allen Group announces plan to acquire Community Care from Reed Business Information

Published: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Mark Allen Group has announced its intention to acquire the UK’s leading brand for social work professionals.

MA Education, a part of the Mark Allen Group (MAG), has agreed to purchase Community Care, from Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group.

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MA Exhibitions delighted at results as crowds flock to the 2017 Tes SEN Show, the UK’s largest special educational needs show

Published: Tuesday 10 October 2017

MA Exhibitions delighted at results as crowds flock to the 2017 Tes SEN Show, the UK’s largest special educational needs show

On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2017, the SEN community came together in their thousands for the Tes SEN Show at London’s Business Design Centre, the first time the award-winning business, MA Exhibitions, has run the event since acquiring it earlier this year. The show saw a significant increase in visitor numbers this year and provided visitors, speakers and exhibitors with a vibrant, reinvigorated event.

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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