Eleven Strategic Mailing Partnership board member companies have appeared in the top 150 of the ‘who’s who’ of print – with three in the top 10 – underlining the organisation’s position as the leading industry body for the direct mail industry.

Published annually, the Print Week Top 500 lists the UK’s biggest, most profitable print companies and is widely considered to be the go-to guide for industry trends and rankings.

Paragon tops the list, as it did last year, with HH Global rising to number six and Communisis remaining at number seven.

APS Group has gone up to number 15, York Mailing remains at 19 and Go Inspire Solutions Group occupies the number 40 slot in the list, with Adare just behind on 41.

MBA Group has risen to number 66, with Opus at 90 and Webmart just outside the to 100 at 101.

Metromail made significant progress, jumping 50 places to number 150 in the rankings.

SMP chair Judith Donovan CBE commented: “On behalf of all at the SMP, huge congratulations to our board members on this list, that is widely regarded as the ‘who’s who’ of print. We are particularly proud of the five organisations that have risen through the ranks to feature higher than previously.

“This underlines the strength of the SMP board and highlights our position as the leading industry body for all our mail makers.”

The Print Week Top 500 gives an overview of the fiscal health of the industry’s 500 largest companies, with averages calculated across a range of metrics.

It is available as an editable spreadsheet to enable users to benchmark their own organisation against the leading companies.