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Air Business

4 The Merlin Centre, Acrewood Way, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0JY

Established in 1986, Air Business is a market-leader in global mail, fulfilment, distribution and subscription management for the publishing sector. As strategic partner of the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA) since 2010, we are committed to being not just a supplier but an active and loyal supporter of the publishing arena.

Our unique end-to-end service portfolio includes subscriber acquisition and marketing strategy, worldwide postal and courier distribution, digital and mail fulfilment solutions and warehouse and freight logistics, all with exceptional customer service and market-leading account management at its heart.

We serve many of the UK's leading businesses across a diverse range of sectors such as publishing, memberships, associations and e-commerce. Our aim is to provide flawless distribution and subscriptions management solutions, supported by the best, most responsive and accessible customer service in the market. Regardless of size, we treat every customer as though they were our only one. Our commitment to providing exceptional customer service is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Air Business Subscriptions (formerly known as Quadrant Subscription Services) has handled the subscription management for magazines and journals since 1972. Our distribution arm has additionally served the publishing sector primarily for 32 years. We therefore remain passionate about the growth of this industry.

Since we also serve the e-commerce market, we have the experience and knowledge to support publishers as they seek to expand their business into the new world of e-commerce and facilitate the distribution of their e-commerce products to help their brand presence stretch beyond their magazines.

All operational sites across Air Business hold the highest level of internationally recognised quality, environmental and information security standards – ISO 9001, ISO 140001 and ISO 27001 and all our sites are ISO 50001 certified. Air Business Subscriptions is also PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant and holds the silver level Investors in People accreditation.

Our publication distribution services include:

  • Bespoke multi-option postal distribution with over 30,000 routing options
  • Periodical services
  • Academic publishing expertise
  • E-commerce distribution – tracked and untracked
  • Worldwide courier services
  • Exhibitions and freight handling
  • Warehouse logistics
  • Mail and digital fulfilment
  • Data processing and management
  • Circulation audits
  • Print on demand management

Our subscription services include:

  • International subscriptions management using the latest technology – real-time and edition based
  • Market-leading subscriptions e-commerce platform
  • Membership management capability
  • Value-added subscription retention and marketing strategies delivering exceptional return on investment
  • Business intelligence and data mining using the latest systems

Contact info
Contact Rob Barham
Job title Group Sales Director
Tel 01727 890 610
Fax 01727 890 601
Email Rob Barham
Address Air Business
4 The Merlin Centre
Acrewood Way
St Albans
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Air Business renews partnership with PPA
26 January 2018
Cambridge University Press chooses Air Business
26 January 2018
Construction begins on new Air Business HO and Distribution Centre
10 November 2017
DC Thomson Media extends partnership with Air Business
8 November 2017
Air Business to distribute Riviera’s international titles
8 August 2017
Air Business fully incorporates Quadrant and unveils new branding
8 May 2017
Air Business Group to help tackle the UK’s Literacy Crisis
27 January 2017
Air Business achieves ISO 27001
20 January 2017
PPA appoints Air Business as Strategic Partner for 7th year
5 February 2016
Time Inc UK’s Kevin Lamb Joins Air Business
22 January 2016
Air Business achieves ISO 50001
18 December 2015
Air Business appoints new Sales Director
11 December 2015
News UK selects Air Business
20 November 2015
Team Rock chooses Air Business
28 September 2015
Air Business extends ISO Certifications
3 July 2015
Air Business commits to ISO50001
12 June 2015
PPA appoints Air Business as Strategic Partner
13 February 2015
Air Business ISO Certified
31 October 2014
Air Business launches E-commerce Distribution Service
12 September 2014
Air Business Appoints Sarah Brennan as Senior Business Development Manager
22 August 2014
Informa / Taylor & Francis choose Air Business
15 August 2014
Air Business parent company posts strong results
6 June 2014
Jon Tubb joins Air Business
1 April 2014
Air Business announces enhanced Freight and Exhibition Service
31 March 2014
Haymarket chooses Air Business
10 March 2014
Air Business renews partnership with PPA
17 February 2014
Air Business appoints Nick Frazer to its executive team
11 February 2014
Air Business appoints Senior Business Development Manager
20 January 2014
Reed Elsevier selects Air Business as preferred supplier
9 December 2013
Air Business wins Cambridge University tender
4 November 2013
Air Business signs 5 year deal with UKIP Media And Events
4 October 2013
Air Business appoints Ian Fraser as Client Management Director
10 July 2012
Air Business and PPA renew partnership
17 May 2012
New contract wins for Air Business
10 April 2012
Air Business wins IPC contract
25 November 2011
UKIP Media and Events chooses Air Business
21 November 2011
Air Business chosen by New England Journal of Medicine
3 November 2011
Air Business appoints Jonathan Middleton
3 October 2011
Air Business acquires Quadrant
2 June 2011
PPA chooses Air Business as Strategic Partner for second year
1 April 2011
Air Business MD addresses FIPP meeting
23 March 2011
Dolly selects Air Business
3 June 2010
Air Business appointed by PPA
19 April 2010
Air Business acquires Jordan & Co
5 June 2009

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