60 seconds with MBA Group

By Jo Francis, Monday 26 March 2018

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MBA began life in 1984 as a mailing house, operating from the home of founder and owner Bachar Aintaoui, before expanding into a factory unit. The business initially served financial institutions in North London, and subsequently added the IT infrastructure, security and processes to enable the move into transactional mail and regulatory mailings.

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Where are you based?

MBA is based at a 13,000m2 base in Tottenham with a second site in Warrington and an office for R&D in the Czech Republic

How many staff do you have?

320 across the three sites

What does your firm do? 

MBA’s services are diverse: we provide high-quality print, bespoke DM campaigns and daily transactional output. For everything we provide on paper we have an electronic delivery solution in support

What’s your typical customer?

End-users, with whom we feel we can engage more meaningfully

Which areas do you serve?

The whole of the UK

Which markets do you serve? 

A wide variety but predominantly the financial, utility and charity sectors

What’s your mission statement?

We have the scope and depth to deliver the most demanding of customer critical communications, but we treat companies as people and all people are individuals. The strength of MBA is in its people and our approach to business

What equipment do you run?

Three Ricoh VC60000 continuous colour digital presses, including the first in the UK. These are complemented with cut-sheet devices and the intelligent finishing required for variable output. We also have B2, B1 and reel fed litho presses, envelope printing, stitching, cutting and creasing and an Aladdin’s cave of bespoke finishing kit as well as more than 20 enclosing lines to support our DM and transactional delivery

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

The McVitie’s Chocolate Hobnob with its perfect dunking capacity

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