The Production Hub at IOF National Fundraising Awards

The Production Hub at IOF National Fundraising Awards
December 2, 2016 Nick Hames

Tuesday 29th of November marked 26 years of the National Fundraising Awards. This tent-pole event in the fundraising calendar helps to recognise excellence, innovation and individual performance in the voluntary sector. The ceremony was hosted by celebrity comedian Ed Byrne at the Troxy in east London. The Production Hub were joined by 18 clients including award nominees RNIB.

“I always look forward to The Fundraising Awards. I find it to be a fantastic barometer of where the sector is going and a chance to reflect on the great work from the year. It was, as always terrific to catch up with so many Production Hub customers.”

Nick Hames, Managing Director, The Production Hub

Best Individual Giving Campaign – Sponsored by The Production Hub


The Production Hub sponsored the Best Individual Giving Campaign which was won by WaterAid for their excellent Deliver Life campaign. This campaign aims to raise £5 million to provide midwives and mums with safe water in areas such as Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar and Ethiopia.



Why Individual Giving?

The Production Hub chose to support the individual giving category because it is so closely aligned to what the business does every day. Individual giving still for many charities represents the lion share of their income. Because of that there is a lot of pressure on the marketers and individual giving managers to ensure their campaigns are successful and that is where The Production Hub come in.

Most of the team at The Production Hub have been focused on the charity sector and in particular the individual giving programmes for over a decade. The team are acutely focused on the two primary goals of any individual giving campaign

  1. Campaign performance

  2. Cost control

It is The Production Hub’s transparency and pursuit of these two goals that have attracted charities from Blue Cross to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Mencap to continue to choose The Production Hub.

The Future of Individual Giving Direct Mail in 2017

The direct mail component of individual giving is changing rapidly. New regulation in GDPR and a move from opt-out to opt-in is starting to establish itself as the model of the future for larger charities. The Production Hub are increasingly finding clients wanting to manage shorter run highly targeted campaigns. The Clever DM team are more regularly than ever dealing with campaigns requiring data hygiene services, dynamic artwork and up to 50+ variants to a pack. The shorter run, highly targeted work often being supported with experimental door drops, inserts or one-to-many tactics.

“The era of spray and pray direct mail is long gone. All of the charities we deal with are increasingly adopting Clever DM as a way of maximising performance and ensuring compliance. We continue to invest in the services and software to help us exceed the goals of our clients.

Nick Hames – Managing Director, The Production Hub

The Production Hub work with many of the top 250 charities in the UK. Services include appeals, raffles, lotteries and even artwork creation systems for local fundraisers.


About The Production Hub

The Production Hub are a print management and direct mail firm with a strong reputation for delivering complex direct mail campaigns for charities and commercial businesses. If you aren’t currently satisfied with your printer or print manager we welcome the opportunity to show you how our Perfect Print Management and Clever DM services will save you money and make your print spend more effective. Give us a call on 01622 232711 or email us at