November 24th 2004.

M&P Direct has announced that its retail stores in Oxford and Coventry have been de-merged from the group and will in future trade as MPS Express.

M&P Direct intends to focus on its core selling business and on developing an 'active internet growth strategy'.

The name MPS is no longer used by M&P. All mail-order business carried out by MPS will be handled via the web site:

MPS Express is a new company that has been set up by former M&P Sales Manager Nigel Usher.