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Mark Allen Group aims to hit the right note by acquiring Rhinegold assets

Published: Friday 27 July 2018

The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has won the bid to acquire all the assets in the Rhinegold Group.

These assets include: International Piano, Choir & Organ, Classical Music, Teaching Drama, and Music Teacher. Rhinegold also publishes Opera Now. Through its events arm it owns and organises Music & Drama Education Expos in London and Manchester.

The Rhinegold assets will add significantly to MAG’s strong position in music publishing, whose current portfolio includes the world’s leading classical music brand, Gramophone, as well as the premier magazines in their respective fields, Jazzwise and Songlines.

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Gender pay gap report shows 25% pay gap difference at MAG

Published: Thursday 05 April 2018

​There is a 24.7% *median gender pay difference favouring men in the Mark Allen Group, the publishers of 70 different journals and magazines and the organisers of more than 200 separate exhibitions, awards and events.

This is the main result of the government’s pay gap report which shows the number of men and women completely equal when the ‘snapshot’ showing a workforce of 280, which has since grown to 380, was analysed.

The difference is higher, at 29.5%, when the *mean gender pay gap is calculated.

When bonuses are separately accounted for, the median and mean gaps are greater, at 83.5% and 45.8% respectively.

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MA Exhibitions expands partnership with LiveBuzz

Published: Wednesday 21 February 2018

​MA Exhibitions, the exhibitions arm of media company Mark Allen Group (MAG), has re-appointed LiveBuzz as the exclusive registration partner, across its expanding exhibition portfolio. As part of a successful partnership LiveBuzz provided MA Exhibitions with a range of services in 2017, including the provision of event registration services, exhibitor services and event staffing. Continue reading

MA Exhibitions strives… four more

Published: Thursday 08 February 2018

MA Exhibitions have been shortlisted for four of the renowned EN Awards and are proud to be recognised for the following categories, events and individuals…

Engineering Design Show - Best Trade Show

In a market that has suffered with the uncertainty of Brexit, the show has grown once again and delivered tremendous commercial success without resting on its laurels.

We had once again changed the content, the layout and design of the show to keep it fresh. It has been established as THE event for engineering design in the UK and has now secured support from UKTI to take the model overseas. EDS is the perfect example of seizing a show niche, delivering what the audience wants and being successful year on year.

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MAG snaps up Miles Publishing

Published: Thursday 21 December 2017

In the fourth and final deal of 2017, Mark Allen Group (MAG) has acquired the shares of Miles Publishing Limited (MPL) from its owner, Miles Bossom.

MPL, which has been based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, comprises two core products; the market leading brand, Comms Business, and its related event, Channel Live. In future, the company will be based in MA Business’ offices in Dartford, Kent.

Comms Business operates in the ICT sector whose primary audience is resellers of related products and services.

Channel Live is the only ICT trade exhibition in the UK of its kind that takes place at the NEC in September.

The purchase of MPL by MA Business follows three very different acquisitions MAG has made this year.

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A triumph for MA Exhibitions and PrintWeek as PrintWeekLive! wins ‘Best event launch’ at the 2017 PPA Connect Awards

Published: Tuesday 12 December 2017

MA Exhibitions are delighted that PrintWeekLive! was recognised and rewarded in its inaugural year after winning ‘Best event launch (B2B)’ at the PPA Connect Awards on December 8th, a ceremony held in London to recognise the brilliant events that are created in the business media and consumer magazine sector. Continue reading