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About Us

Our mission is to help make your print management effortless.

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Founded in 2019 by two friends, Paul Somerville and Andrew Robinson, with the sole mission to help make print purchasing effortless for organisations that order lots of print regularly.

Both have been in the print game for years. Still, neither could find a print solution that suited what so many of their clients needed - a portal that holds all of their print products in one place, ready to order 24/7. Thus, The Personal Print Portal was born!

To expand the business, a strategic merger looked to be the best strategy. So, following Andrew's successful merger of Mr Flyer with The Flow Group, in July 2021, The Personal Print Portal also joined forces with The Flow Group. In this short time, we have invested heavily in training and development to ensure our clients have the most effortless experience for all their print procurement.

In July 2023, as part of our push to provide a much more sustainbale print range, our group made the exciting advancment to become an accredited World Land Trust Carbon-Balanced Printer.

For businesses looking to make a positive change for our climate, when choosing our carbon-balanced range we can send monthly certificates showing how many kg’s of CO2 you balanced (offset) and the m2 of threatened tropical habitat you protected and restored. Also, we can feature the World Land Trust carbon balanced print logo on all your print.

Our Values

As part of The Flow Group, we have a sound set of values on which we base all our policies and actions.
These enable us to serve our clients with win-win outcomes every time.

Core Values

1. We will build your business

2. Should be a no brainer decision

3. Advise and educate rather than sell

Purpose

To educate, advise and provide solutions for our customers to build their business as simply as possible.

Brand Promise

Everything we do is to make life simpler, faster and cheaper for our customers.

Our Group

The Flow Group Family

Our brands’ primary purpose is to make their given service simpler, faster and cheaper; and provide the tools and knowledge for our customers to efficiently build their business.

What's more, we champion sustainable, eco-friendly marketing and fulfilment. In July 2023 we launched Greener Mail and became an accredited Carbon Balanced Printer with the World Land Trust, which enables all our brands to provide carbon-balanced (offset) print and packaging.

Flow Fulfilment

Flow is our founding business. First established in 2008, we originated as a contract packing company and have now expanded into direct mail and pick & pack. The ability to provide efficient and accurate bespoke fulfilment across a wide range of services is the standout strength of Flow Fulfilment. We attract clients from many industries each recognising the benefits of outsourcing complex work. Flow’s expertise delivers both cost and time savings with an unwavering focus on our core values of “Simpler, faster and cheaper”.

Mr Flyer

Mr Flyer was the first merger we embarked on, completing in March 2020. With beginnings as a flyer distribution fulfilment company, at a peak employing 40 people, the model is now that of a marketing agency - expertise in-house, fulfilment outsourced. Of course, now part of The Flow Group, direct mail is fulfilled internally. Mr Flyer sells on a consultative approach, competing on adding the most value. This marketing-focused approach has led to multiple prestigious business awards wins.

Co. Brands

The Co. brand (short for company) began as an SEO opportunity to market our forthcoming Hybrid Mail service more effectively. We purchased the domain hybridmailcompany.co.uk. However, not only did we want to roll that model out for our existing services, but to do so with a difference! Our Co. brands are SAAS platforms, whereby you can order each of our services, ALL online. Leaflet Distribution Company is the first to launch in October 2023, with many more to promptly follow. The overarching brand, Business Building Company ties together these brands.

The Personal Print Portal

We acquired TPPP in December 2020 as we identified printing as our ‘missing piece’ in the Group. TPPP is a SAAS (software as a service) platform-based business that provides personalised print portals so that you no longer need to purchase your print from multiple sites or wait on a print manager to fulfil your print. We provide everything from business stationery to POS, through to signage, uniforms and every other printable item you can conceive! The portal is also available as a white-label offering, perfect for franchisors, marketing companies and printing companies.

Greener Mail

Greener Mail is our latest and most exciting brand, launched in July 2023. We set out to provide our services so much greener - but not a surface level, plant a couple of trees idea - instead, a genuinely and instantly beneficial, more sustainable set of services. We give our clients the power to create an instant impact - they can see how many kg of CO2 they balanced and how many sqm of endangered tropical habitat they have protected and restored.

The Flow Group Founders

# Richard Standing Managing Director
# Helen Standing Head of Finance & HR
# Mick Taylor Head of Warehousing
# Bryan Standing Director

Heads of Departments

# Andrew Robinson Mergers & Acquisitions Director
# Dan Hough Head of Technology
# Buddy Cox Head of Direct Mail & Production
# Rita Kybaite Head of Compliance

Team Members

# Paul Somerville
# Jacob Hazeldine
# Gemma Taylor
# Slater Barkham-Barnes
# Tye Hewson
# Jordan Mcdowell
# Isaac Calvert
# Julie Pearson
# Beata Nowak
# Syeda Rizvi
# Alethea Maude
# Tony Haigh

Make all your print purchasing faster, simpler and personal

We provide you with a personalised portal ordering platform branded for you, with all your products ready to order.

Accreditations, Awards & Sustainable Commitments

The Personal Print Portal is a member of the IPIA (Independent Print Industries Association), Love Paper, Two Sides and the SME Climate Hub. We also hold ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001 accreditations, and most recently became an accredited World land Trust Carbon-Balanced Printer. Finally, we are award winning: Print Management Company of the Year 2022.

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