matm does some sustainable award writing

Thursday 17th May 2012   by Andy Comber

Congratulations to Sainsbury’s for winning Retail Development of the Year in the 2012 Sustain Magazine Awards. We were commissioned by construction company ISG to write the award entry for their development – Sainsibury’s new eco store at Dawlish in Devon.

Despite some stiff opposition from the likes of Marks and Spencer and Waitrose, the judges said Sainsbury’s Dawlish set a new benchmark against which future developments had to be judged. We’d like to think we played a part in making that clear. If you want to significantly improve your chance of winning a business award, give us a call. View our business award writing service brochure here.

Sustain Magazine Awards - winners celebrate at the end of the ceremony

Environmentally friendly invoices that arrive quicker – we’re loving that!

Tuesday 1st May 2012   by Eliza Kaniewska

With postage prices going up today, matm now sends all of its invoices via PDF – this means our invoices arrive faster, and are cheaper to send as we no longer incur costs for paper, printing, envelopes and postage. Below are the key facts and figures about the price increases from April 30th 2012:

  • The price of a first-class stamp for a standard letter – 46p to 60p
  • A second-class stamp for a standard letter – 36p to 50p
  • A first-class stamp for a large letter weighing up to 100g – 75p to 90p
  • A large letter sent second-class will cost 69p, rather than 58p
  • Parcels, franked mail, recorded post, redirection services and PO Box use will also increase accordingly

But perhaps most importantly, we can now say we deliver our invoices in an environmentally friendly way – by eliminating paper, printing and freight, we have reduced our carbon footprint and save trees. We hope that other businesses can follow suit and switch to faster, greener invoicing too – the only down side is that bills arrive just that bit quicker, but still, we’re loving that!