Birmingham printing specialist expands its reach as it acquires local firm to add to its portfolio

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LG Davis (stationers) Ltd, based in Warstock Road, Kings Heath, is looking to further expand into the commercial print and office world with the acquisition of local printers Positive Print, in Kings Norton.

LG Davis, which has been based in Birmingham for nearly 6 decades, supports businesses across the UK with everything from print, design, and branded merchandise to personalised workwear, stationery, and office furniture.

A one-stop shop for all office branding and stationery needs, they are well known for their long-standing connections with NHS Trusts and public sector organisations due to their bespoke stock and distribution service allowing multi-site companies to benefit from the savings of large print runs while storing excess stock to be shipped as and when required.

Working with a number of international and UK wide brands LG Davis is now looking to grow their commercial work here in the Midlands and the merger with Positive Print, which has been run by husband and wife duo David and Alison Heath for the past eight years, allows LG Davis to expand their reach in the industry.

It also follows a number of other acquisitions over the last few years – including Birmingham-based Sabell and Co last year which enabled LG Davis Solutions to become one of only a handful of printers in the country able to offer custom-designed manilla folders and filing solutions.

Talking about the latest acquisition Liz Smith, Managing Director at LG Davis and the daughter of Ron O’Donnell who founded the company in 1962, said it was part of a commitment to continue to drive LG Davis to the forefront of Midlands printing.

She said: “LG Davis is committed to delivering first-class printing and office solutions across the Midlands and beyond. Our recent growth and series of acquisitions have allowed the company to invest in extra machinery to increase capacity and enhance our in-house services. 

“We are delighted that we have been able to work with Positive Print to merge our two businesses. I have known Dave and Alison personally for many years and our companies have always shared the same ethos – to put our customer first – so the acquisition is a great opportunity to enhance the offer here in the Midlands.”

The latest acquisition for LG Davis is the seventh merger in the last 6 years bringing in extra capacity and resources for the print and office specialists.

“Our aim is to be the Midlands printer of choice, offering everything you could need to market and run your business,” added Liz.

“We pride ourselves on going the extra mile and sourcing solutions to even the most complicated of issues.”

Positive Print was based in Kings Norton and had been run by husband and wife duo David and Alison Heath for the last 8 years. The printing firm, which specialised in supporting commercial Midlands-based businesses has brought not only its expertise with its staff transferring over but also additional wide format equipment increasing the inhouse capacity at LG Davis.

Former owner Alison Heath, who will continue to work alongside LG Davis to support the transition going forward, said: “We are absolutely delighted to now be part of LG Davis. It is a business we have known and admired for many years. We are excited about this new era and confident the move will be beneficial to not only existing Positive Print customers but also enhancing LG Davis too.”

Started in 1962 as a small print shop in Balsall Heath, LG Davis has continued to grow and is now based in a 25,000 sq ft site in Kings Heath supporting multi-million-pound international firms and large NHS Trusts with all their printing, stationery, and merchandise needs. Passionate about innovating and supporting future growth in the industry they still maintain the ethos of high customer service and pride themselves on being able to source and solve any issue.

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