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Mark Allen takes a dive for charity

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2018

For those of you who have been there: you know the feeling. You sit on a ledge of an open door in an airplane 10,000 feet up in the air. There is a moment of terror as you gaze into open space. And then you are hurled into a vortex, swirling in free fall at 120 mph before, 30 seconds later, you are jolted as the parachute opens. You can now start to take in the views and enjoy the experience.
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Mark Allen completes deal with Rhinegold

Published: Wednesday 05 December 2018

After several months’ negotiations, the Mark Allen Group (MAG) is pleased to confirm the acquisition of various Rhinegold assets.

These assets include: Choir & Organ, International Piano, Classical Music, Teaching Drama and Music Teacher, as well as the annual British Music Yearbook, the annual British Music Education Yearbook and the Music & Drama Expos in London and Manchester.

In a separate deal, MAG has also acquired from DC Thomson the goodwill of Opera Now, which previously was under licence to Rhinegold.

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The Mark Allen Group reports record results

Published: Wednesday 05 December 2018

Despite all the financial and political uncertainty, the Mark Allen Group continues to shine through the media and Brexit clouds.

The 2017-18 audited accounts show turnover increasing by £6.2 million from £37.1 million to £43.3 million, a rise of 16.8 per cent.

Profit before taxation climbed from £3.7 million to £5 million, with net profit margins increasing from 9.9% to 11.6%.

Similarly, EBITDA improved by an impressive 30.5%, from £5.5 million to £7.2 million.

Executive chairman Mark Allen said: ”I am simply delighted by these excellent results. Ben Allen and his team have worked incredibly hard to produce results like these in a challenging climate.”

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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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