Become famous in the Midlands

Our Midlands team know this area inside out. 

We've hand-selected some of our best-selling cities in the Midlands to view in detail below (Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham) but you can be sure that we'll have advertising space wherever you want to be seen in the Midlands. 

Call our central line 0141 473 3034 to be directed to the Midlands team, or scroll on for more details on our most popular cities.

Birmingham

Frequently referred to as the UK’s second city, Birmingham is home to over 1.1m Brummies and is the main centre in the 2.4m strong West Midlands conurbation. 

Birmingham is one of the UK’s ultimate shopping destinations thanks to the likes of the iconic Selfridges building, the Bullring, The Mailbox and the famed Jewellery Quarter. Arts and culture are key to the city with the stunning Symphony Hall, Black Country Living Museum, Europe’s largest library and even Cadbury World among the must-visit. And who can forget the Michelin-star restaurants and award-winning street food. With the city hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, it’s unsurprising that the rich diversity of Birmingham continues to transform. 

With the UK’s strongest economy outside London, Birmingham is one of the best UK regions for jobs created from foreign direct investment. Key specialist sectors within the city include Advanced Engineering, Business & Professional Services, Life Sciences and Tech & Digital.

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Coventry

Home to over 350,000 residents, Coventry lies at the economic heart of the vibrant Midlands. 

Awarded the status of UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry has plenty to see and do; be it the blitz-devastated old Cathedral, the Lunt Roman Fort or the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. The city is also home to the Coventry Transport Museum, the world’s largest collection of British road transport, including ThrustSSC the fastest car in the world. Shoppers can take in West Orchards Shopping Centre, Arena Shopping Park or even the UK’s first city centre IKEA. 

Coventry is one of the top 10 cities in the country for jobs growth, patents granted and business growth over the past decade. Fuelled by the 54,000 strong student population, it’s no surprise that the area has become a centre for research and development and a location of choice for companies including Jaguar LandRover, BMW and IBM.

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Leicester

Situated in the heart of the national road network, Leicester’s 350,000 residents have easy access to all major UK cities. 

Yet Leicester itself has plenty to offer its city folk; from the stunning Leicester Cathedral, home to the tomb of King Richard III, to the family favourite dinosaur gallery at the New Walk Museum, to the out-of-this-world National Space Centre and the award-winning Curve theatre in the vibrant cultural quarter. Shopping lovers can browse the independent shops and cafes in St Martin’s Square and The Lanes or head to Highcross Leicester for high street heaven. While football lovers revel in the King Power Stadium, home of 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City, the city is also host to top-flight rugby, basketball, cricket and cycling. 

Well-served by the talent from three universities, Leicester’s key employment sectors include the creative industries, professional & financial service, advanced manufacturing & engineering and space science.

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Stoke-on-Trent

With a population of over 260,000, Stoke-on-Trent is transforming out of the shadows of neighbouring Birmingham and Nottingham. 

Stoke-on-Trent is emerging as a regional force with national and global importance with world-class companies such as JCB, Jaguar Land Rover and Amazon investing millions in the Staffordshire area, with the skilled craftmanship of Stoke-on-Trent’s residents increasingly being applied in the creative and digital industries. 

Home to the UK’s only Monkey Forest, Stoke-on-Trent’s many attractions - such as the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum - reflect heavily on the city’s ceramics heritage. Stoke also boasts the UK’s number one tropical aqua park, Water World and is within easy reach of major attractions at Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and Tamworth’s SnowDome. The 94-store intu Potteries shopping centre is perfect for lovers of big brands, while the city’s famed pottery can be seen at numerous factory tours and outlets.

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Nottingham

With an estimated population of almost 330,000, Nottingham is the only English Core City in the East Midlands. 

Famed for the folklore of Robin Hood, Nottingham not only boasts Sherwood Forest among its attractions, but also the oldest inn in England – in case you want to join his merry band! Culture vultures can check out the latest films at The Cornerhouse, shows at the Theatre Royal, live music at The Malt Cross or the latest art at the Nottingham Contemporary. Home of fashion royalty Sir Paul Smith, A leading shopping destination, Nottingham’s retail draw includes the intu Victoria and Broadmarsh Shopping Centres, the glorious Exchange Arcade and numerous independent boutiques. 

Nottingham is the top city for small business growth, the fastest growing fintech and life science sectors, and the biggest business centre in East Midlands. Brands, including Boots, E.ON, Speedo, Experian and Capital One, have chosen Nottingham as their headquarters.

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