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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

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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