News releases

The Strategic Mailing Partnership, which represents UK mailing houses, has confirmed the industry remains operational, providing essential communications for the NHS, the Government, banks and utilities. SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE said mailing houses had introduced a raft of safety procedures to enable them to continue to operate during the...

In its 10th anniversary year, the Strategic Mailing Partnership has joined the Postcode Address File (PAF) Advisory Board. The move coincides not only with the SMP’s anniversary but with the 60th birthday of the postcode system itself. The seat will be taken by Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of the SMP,...

SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE has welcomed Royal Mail’s ongoing commitment to letters, as outlined in the company’s annual statement on Wednesday. Announcing Royal Mail’s full year results, Group Chief Executive Officer Rico Back said that whilst addressed letters declined in 18-19 at a rate of around 8%, the...

Changing the perception of print is key to promoting direct mail as a hero product of the future, a packed national conference of mailing house industry experts heard. More than 100 members of the Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) filled a room at the Phoenix Centre, London, for the partnership’s...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) is kicking off a year of celebration to mark its 10th birthday, recognising a decade of consultation and collaboration between mailing houses and Royal Mail. Since its formation, the SMP has given the mailing house sector direction and support, while transforming the industry’s relationship with...

Legislative changes and the intelligent use of data can help direct mail to enjoy a resurgence in 2019, despite the rising cost of ink and paper. SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE believes the direct mail industry needs to evolve alongside the digital sector to make the most of existing opportunities,...

The SMP Board, on behalf of its members, has unanimously agreed to adhere to the Royal Mail Wholesale’s Code of Practice regarding scam mail. Scam mail is sent with the sole intention of obtaining money through deception and/or fraud and can come to you by phone,...

Congratulations to two SMP members who have been crowned PrintWeek Awards 2017 winners. Marketing experts, Howard Hunt, received the Direct Mail Printer of the Year accolade as mail communication specialists GI Solutions won Customer Service Team of the Year. VISIT HERE for a full list of all...