AccessPlus and TPF Group join forces as
‘Banner Managed Communication’
Catherine Burke appointed Managing Director of combined business
26 August 2010. office2office plc (o2o) today announced that its two business
communications subsidiaries, AccessPlus and TPF Group, are coming together under the
new ‘Banner Managed Communication (BMC)’ brand with immediate effect.
The business will be headed up by former TPF Group Client Services Director Catherine
Burke, who has been appointed Managing Director. After 10 months as interim Managing
Director of AccessPlus and TPF Group, and having led the successful integration of the two
businesses, Steve McKeever reverts to his Chief Operating Officer role and has been
appointed to the office2office plc Board.
The move to a unified brand will create a streamlined and efficient operation with a
mandate to deliver o2o’s very ambitious plans within the business communications market.
BMC will maintain, and build upon, the service-driven culture that was a hallmark of both
AccessPlus and TPF, whilst also establishing a prominent position as a thought leader and
innovator within its sector.
The combined range of services offered by BMC will extend way beyond conventional print
management. In fact BMC will be one of a small minority of suppliers able to provide truly
integrated end-to-end business communications solutions. The core customer proposition
will be presented in the form of ‘four pillars’: Print Management, Document Management,
Marketing Services and Direct Marketing. Each of the four specialist services will be
supported by expertise in Logistics and Consultancy.
Simon Moate, Chief Executive of o2o plc said: “Unifying all our business communications
activities under the Banner Managed Communication name, and under Catherine’s
leadership, will enable us to take the next big step forward to become a major force within
Our proposition is all about helping customers achieve their goals by improving the quality,
efficiency and sustainability of their communications. This fits perfectly with the services
provided by other parts of o2o group and therefore gives us an excellent opportunity to both
broaden, and deepen, our key public and private sector client relationships.”
New BMC Managing Director, Catherine Burke, commented: “Banner Managed
Communication has all the attributes for success in our market – loyal clients, a strong,
diverse supplier base, great people and a winning proposition. We’ll be in a position to
announce a number of important account wins over the coming weeks and, looking further
out, we already have a very healthy new business pipeline in place.”
BMC will benefit from the financial stability and balance sheet strength that comes with
being part of a successful stock-market quoted business. Such considerations are especially
important at a time when clients are seeking to mitigate potential risks to their supply chain.
BMC, in common with every o2o business, will be defined by the high priority given to
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). A group-wide philosophy - ‘Good for you. Good for us.
Good for everyone.’ – is the platform for o2o’s excellent CSR reputation and will underpin all
Notes for Editors:
The new BMC website is at: www.banner-managedcommunication.com
office2office plc is a leading managed services business. It aims to deliver first rate service to
customers through managed procurement and business-critical services.
The group’s subsidiaries include:
Banner Business Services: the UK and Ireland’s leading independent supplier of business
products and services to corporate and public sector organisations.
Accord: one of the UK’s largest suppliers of business products to small and medium-sized
Banner Document Services: a partnership arrangement with Shred Easy Ltd which provides
secure document destruction service
For further information please contact:
Tony Wood, X Factor Communications Ltd:
Mobile: (+44) 7860 456410