It’s been a busy few weeks at Edwin Ellis with a flurry of fine publications rolling off the presses to be distributed quite literally as I type.

You probably know by now that we LOVE producing magazines, brochures and newsletters for our clients. Don’t get us wrong, we love creating digital content, too. But print’s in our DNA. After long careers getting inky fingers working on a range of leading newspapers, I guess you’d expect nothing less.

So, in addition to our headline-grabbing PR work, here’s what’s been keeping us off the streets lately in the world of design and layout.

Colmore Life magazine spring 2020


First up, it’s the latest edition of Colmore Life magazine produced for Colmore BID and it’s a belter.

We’ve tried to add a sprinkling of spring to the front cover circular montage (designed with the BID’s circular logo in mind).

Inside, there’s all the Business District’s movers and shakers, dining news, people and places, health and wellbeing and property announcements – with a look at the rise and rise of co-working spaces (from one of which this overview is being typed).

Hunt down a copy in a Colmore Business District bar, restaurant, office reception area, or at Snow Hill station. You can also download the digital version on the Colmore BID website.

Colmore BID ‘Progress’ Annual Report 2020


Staying with Colmore BID and we were asked to produce its Annual Report with a brief to ‘try something different’ (we love such an instruction!)

The 12-page publication features a semi-circular die-cut front page and a showstopping skyline picture taking out three folded pages at the rear. It certainly catches the eye.

Content features all the latest initiatives the BID is leading across the District, to maintain its reputation as a great place to work, visit and invest. Read it online here.

Birmingham Business Park’s Our Community magazine


Next up it’s Birmingham Business Park’s seasonal ‘Our Community’ magazine, which talks about the internationally-renowned companies based at the bustling Business Park along with BBP’s packed diary of wellbeing, food and charity events.

A pleasing aspect to Our Community is that the first edition was so well received we were asked to double its pagination.

Like Colmore Life, we were feeling spring-like when deciding on the cover image. Can someone tell the weather gods to keep up?

Read the digital version here.

(Footnote: We’re conscious of the environmental impact of printed products and aim to source suitably accredited paper stocks whenever possible)

Edwin Ellis Creative Media has been commissioned to produce a new magazine for Birmingham Business Park.

The first edition of ‘Our Community’ will be distributed throughout the autumn and winter of 2019 to Business Park tenants, stakeholders and potential investors.

Our Community features company profiles, latest news and updates from the management, landscaping and wellbeing teams.

Set within 148 acres of mature parkland along the M42 corridor, Birmingham Business Park is the most established out-of-town office park in the Midlands with 15,000 people working there.

It boasts high-profile occupiers including Rolls Royce Control Systems, Fujitsu, BT and Sulzer, which is in the process of building a new facility. The park has won awards for its landscaping, environmental best practice and sustainability.

The new magazine is the latest addition to Edwin Ellis’s portfolio of PR and publishing clients. Founded by former Birmingham Post editor Stacey Barnfield, the agency produces Colmore Life magazine, Retail BID’s Edit member magazine and manages PR for mass-participation events the Great Birmingham Run, Great Birmingham 10K and Vélo Birmingham & Midlands 100-mile cycle, among others.

Stacey said: “We’re proud to be partnering some of the Midlands’ biggest organisations who are looking for new and creative ways of speaking to their clients, tenants or members.

“Working with Birmingham Business Park is an absolute pleasure. Home to some of the most innovative businesses in the UK and acres of parkland to support the Park’s wellbeing initiatives, there’s always something to talk about and we’re looking forward to planning the next edition of Our Community for Spring 2020.”

That easel I bought with the intention of knocking out the odd acrylic painting during a bit of downtime? Hmmm. Still haven’t found the time.

It has been put to good use, however, to display our latest work; in this instance the latest Colmore Life magazine.

Never let it be said we don’t take pride in our work.