60 seconds with LG Davis 

Jo Francis
Friday, April 22, 2022

Established in 1962, LG Davis was the realisation of founder Ron O’Donnell’s dream – to have a company that put the customer first. From humble beginnings in a small stationery shop in Balsall Heath it has now grown to become one of the major print providers in the Midlands.

"We want to be at the forefront of growing the next generation of printers"
"We want to be at the forefront of growing the next generation of printers"

Ron’s daughter Liz Smith is now managing director at the firm, and the company is continuing to grow with the same customer-friendly personal approach it first started with, as it celebrates 60 years in business this year.

Where are you based? 

LG Davis is in Kings Heath, where we moved to accommodate growth

How many staff do you have? 

44 including four apprentices

What does your firm do? 

We provide a complete solution for all our customers’ printed, branded merchandise and office needs. We offer litho, digital, wide-format, die-cutting and sublimation in-house, together with all the necessary finishing, encapsulating and laminating

What’s your typical customer? 

Customers vary in size from local SMEs to large corporations, but they all have one thing in common: they are looking for a print provider who can make the process simpler. Our clients often come to us with an issue holding back their business, and we find the solution

Which geographic areas do you serve? 

Nationwide

Which markets do you serve? 

We work across the public and private sector with local SMEs, schools and manufacturers. We are proud to have been working with the NHS for over 45 years

What’s your USP?

Our team has always been our biggest asset. Their wealth of knowledge and dedication mean that we always go above and beyond to service our clients

What’s your mission statement? 

To be the best supplier our customers have

What equipment do you run? 

A full range of litho presses, up to full colour, an army of Xerox digital printers, three wide-format printers, and a vast range of finishing equipment

What’s been your proudest achievement in recent years?

There are many moments that stand out but being able to keep our staff safe as we continued to provide an outstanding service to the NHS throughout lockdown was a real achievement for the whole team. We didn’t close for one day

Where do you see your business in five years’ time? 

As a business we have never been one to stand still. We have ambitious plans to double turnover over the next five years. More importantly though we want to be at the forefront of growing the next generation of printers. We currently have four apprentices and our aim is to continue to develop a workforce which is passionate and dedicated to print.

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit? 

As long as it is biscuit shaped the team are in!

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