The Halesowen print area covers the town centre and the surrounding towns of Cradley Heath, Quinton, Blackheath, Hasbury, Hayley Green, Woodgate and Barnt Green.
The town centres of both Halesowen and Cradley Heath have been completely transformed by the developments of the Asda and Tesco supermarkets respectively.
The modernisation of the Cornbow Shopping Precinct in Halesowen was long overdue. Built in 1967 it had been in need of investment.
The area suffers to the same extent as the other Black Country towns to the retail magnets of Merry Hill and Birmingham.
Sadly for the business community plans for a new Business Park near the M5 motorway junction were rejected last year. This could have generated many new jobs within a new Enterprise zone and boosted the regional economy.
There are some financial incentives to invest or relocate but not much for those of us who are already based in the area.
The seven local authorities in the West Midlands are coming together to combine their activities.
The future of Halesowen print is largely dependent upon these new plans being accepted to try and make Halesowen part of this proposed Midlands economic “powerhouse”.
The details of the scheme should be ratified by parliament by next April and we are investigating the impact it will have on Halesowen printing businesses.
This is all good news for our Halesowen print customers.
Amongst some of the other positive developments in the area is the new Advanced Science, Engineering and Technology Skills Centre in the Coombs Wood Business Park, Halesowen.
This is a £3m investment in a 1,300 sq metres centre, providing 250 higher level apprenticeships to meet the needs of employers.
The new centre will work a range of leading companies including Exova, Eurofins Scientific and Sterling Power Group, who will provide the practical training facilities.
Our Halesowen print customers now automatically qualify for a comprehensive range of print services and discounts including :-
* A Free Delivery & Collection Service for orders over £50 in the Halesowen print area.
* A Free Print Audit and Print Management Proposal for businesses in the Halesowen print area.
* A Personal visit from one of our Customer Service Advisors to your premises in the Halesowen print area.
* A Discount of 20% off all print orders with net value of over £100 for organisations in the Halesowen print area.
All of our printing for customers in Halesowen and throughout the UK comes with a total quality guarantee.
For more details see our Halesowen printing page or call free on 0800 0345 845 or 01384 376640.