First Move Direct Marketing

35 Years of Delivering Direct Marketing Success

35 Years of Delivering Direct Marketing Success

Data capture with
power, speed & flexibility

Document scanning, with full page and individual
items of data that can be identifiedand scanned,
indexed and sorted for database building & storage…

IdeaGen Root intelligent document scanning software with Kodak scanners capture individual items of data automatically.

Data capture is faster with improved accuracy to automated input, final file creation and database building.

Document scanning doesn’t just have to generate whole pages—individual items of data can be identified and automated calculations undertaken as part of the data capture process. Documents can be indexed and sorted for storage or forwarded electronically to you for further processing.
Single or double-sided, any size up to A3: Our scanners can handle your documents.

We can:

  • Scan whole pages
  • Identify words and numbers automatically
  • Capture barcodes automatically
  • Responses to answers in tick boxes automatically
  • Offer recognition of hand-printed text
  • Images can be enhanced to enable accurate reading and keying
  • Images created are then matched to a form for capture by an operator where the original image quality is poor
  • Look-up tables plus programming are used to check results during keying to enhance accuracy
  • Postal Address File validation of addresses is built in to provide accurate address details
  • Document design is really important in this area to gain the maximum benefit – please discuss with us in the design stage of the document in order that we can maximise your solution.

Data capture with information at your fingertips
Data capturing complex questionnaires with multiple questions, incoming mail, a need to create an electronic filing system, or simply a competition entry form that needs a name and address captured, or undelivered mail to be removed from your records, we have solutions to move your business forward.

  • The results of using document scanning for data capture are:
  • Your documents are indexed to match your original files for easy checking
  • Papers can be numbered making it easy to find the image at a later date
  • And we can output the answers in a format to suit your requirementsPlus we undertake research, report statistics and undertake trend analysis.

Further, we can build the output to match your existing database or build and manage a database for your future use. That means readily available information in an instant.

Contact us on 01494 539300 or fill in our online contact form.

Direct Mail Services

Hybrid Mail

Hyper Personalisation



Data Management 

Data Profiling and Cleaning

Document Scanning


Outsourcing Ecommerce Fulfilment

Don’t just take our word for it…

First Move’s staff are friendly, responsive and customer focused. Utilised for our rent letters and statements since February 2008, the standard of service from initial communication through to execution is without exception and of the highest quality.

Just got this message from Matt and I thought you deserve to see it as every one at First Move who made it possible and thanks from me too!
"I want to say thank you for the Kol Nidre job, we have had glowing reports back to date and it would not have been possible without your help and dedication.”

Kol Nidre
Coco Bay has really enjoyed using First Move to manage our fulfilment business. By manning our phone lines, fulfilment and customer services, the First Move team are the face of our business and we therefore require the service to be First Class.
They have definitely lived up to our very high expectations and between us we have created a seamless partnership.

Coco Bay
I would recommend First Move for any mailing or direct marketing. Excellent communication and attention to detail. There are never any worries about deadlines being met with First Move.

The Radlett Centre
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you! Thank you so much for managing our print jobs effectively, it has taken a weight off my mind knowing that you are doing the work as I know you are super diligent and work hard to make sure it all runs smoothly.

Forresters Research
It’s been a pleasure working with First Move. Your response to our last minute requests has been fantastic…

Fluent Europe

Breaking News

First Move installs eco-friendly plastic free paper wrap solution 

Paper wrap is an environmentally friendly 100% recyclable mailing alternative to poly wrapping for your next magazine or brochure mailing.

Because the outer wrap is digitally printed with the name and address of the recipient it removes the need for a carrier sheet whilst offering endless design & customisation options to help engage the recipient.

Compatible with the cost effective Royal Mail Mailmark specification paper wrap also helps reduce postage costs & is cost effective for lower volume mailings when compared to poly wrapping.

Reduce your costs, engage your recipients and raise your brand awareness with a exquisitely printed colour outer wrap.

Like to know more? Please get in touch and make the First Move.

Your team


David Amor


Rachel Smith
Managing Director


Elaine Hipgrave
Operations Manager


Aran Long
Client Services Manager


Martin Wise
IT Manager


Sally Maharg
Account Director


Ben Hughes
Senior Account Manager


Stephanie Ridgely
Account Manager


Andrew Amor
Business Development

Make the First Move. Start transforming your business today…

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