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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...

SMP members can benefit from an exclusive deal from Two Sides, the not-for-profit organisation that promotes the sustainability and attractiveness of paper and print.You can save 10% on your membership fee but hurry – you must sign up by May 4th 2019 to take advantage of this fantastic offer,...

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...

As the industry battles against yet more ink and paper price increases and the ongoing evolution of the digital and print debate as well as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we spoke to a range of SMP Board Members at our annual Board Member meeting at...

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,...

Without a team of engineers, Royal Mail could not be the force it is today. Operating various types of machinery - from the number generators for the Premium Bonds to the much more savvy innovations in technology, engineers have a valuable part to play in...

2009 Jim Bulmer proposed partnership to Royal Mail, with Judith Donovan CBE to chair 2010 Refined strategy to ‘Better Mail’ 2011 Major recruitment milestone with over 100 members 2016 Relaunch with Royal Mail Wholesale as new sponsor 2017 First ever SMP Technical Summit 2018/2019 Over 150 members in The SMP What started out as a desire to...