Editorial

We designed GEM Magazine to be the go-to magazine for food, wine, fashion, beauty, motoring, health, gardening, heritage, culture, house and home for Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Solihull, Sutton and Birmingham City Centre.

GEM magazine is compact, and this means that it can be read in one sitting and easily carried from one place to another. So the magazine can be passed on so easily from one reader to another. The editorial content constitutes 40% of the magazine and all advertising copy is clearly marked or identifiable as such.

We aim to inspire, inform and entertain our readers with original thought-provoking content, illustrated through attention-grabbing design and written by local writers from Solihull, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

We connect our readers to with their community, so our What's On and Social GEMs pages display events happening in and around Birmingham and Solihull, and our Little GEMs serve to inform our readers of events in the past or the future that are relevant to their local area. Our food and drink pages will ensure our readers can entertain in style!

We regularly feature movers and shakers in Solihull, Birmingham and the West Midlands, giving our readers a behind the scenes peek at what makes these successful individuals tick.

Chamberlains has advertised in the GEM magazine since the magazine's relaunch in the new format and it really does work for us. As the magazine is local we do get lots of customers and other businesses coming to Chamberlains on the strength of what has appeared in GEM Magazine. We have tried other forms of advertising, but we have stuck with GEM as every month it brings in new people to the business. In addition the team are very professional and easy to work with and don't just operate your normal 9-5pm hours, so given the nature of the restaurant industry, this makes communication much more flexible for me. In a nutshell GEM has been brilliant to work with and has a refreshing approach to their advertising and I am happy to recommend them.

— Simon Shaw, Co-owner
Chamberlains Quality Fish & Chips Restaurant
www.chamberlainsfishandchips.co.uk