We are Open Box

Media Communications


Open Box

About Us


Established in 2001 Open Box is a successful, experienced Contract Publishing company based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

We offer a full range of publishing services from our in-house team and work with a wide variety of clients.

We generate advertising revenues and manage all, or part of the publishing process including design, production, print and distribution for print and digital platforms.

We launch new publications, as well as taking on established publications which are in need of a makeover. We provide solutions to organisations to enable them transform their publications within a sound commercial model.

About us

What We do


We provide complete solutions to organisations to enable them transform their publications exploring the concept, editorial and design ideas and as important the commercial potential. 

We take our clients brief and work closely with them at all stages of the project from advising on editorial strategy, journalism, design, print and production as well as mailing and distribution. 

We have a wide range of clients who use our services to match their needs, some just use our design team, others just our advertising sales team – most use our full range of services.

Whatever your needs we have the capability to help.


Advertising Sales

Our in house sales team, most of which have been with us over 10 years are highly experienced in creating sales strategies to meet our clients commercial goals.

We work in a number of specialist markets including the medical, construction and creative industries as well as general B2B, in most cases we work closely with Membership organisations to reach their target audience.


Contract Publishing

This is our core business, we are a full service contract publishing company covering design, editorial, advertising sales, production, print and distribution. We turn our clients ideas into reality creating  print magazines and directories, interactive digital solutions covering magazines, e-newsletters, apps, websites and micro-sites.


Creative Design

Fantastic design can only be achieved by having fantastic designers, and our studio are amongst the best. They have helped transform tired membership magazines, journals and business directories into engaging publications that clients and advertisers love.


Print & Distribution

With many years of experience and the long established relationships with many class leading and award winning suppliers. We  are confident that we can make a difference to our clients print and distribution costs without compromising quality



We bring  more than 50 years’ experience in the publishing field  to our clients to help identify their needs, provide innovative ideas  and create commercially sensible plans  with outstanding design and editorial solutions.


Our Work


Medical Journals, E-Newsletters and web sites



Construction and the Built Environment



Film and Broadcast



Public and Private Sector



Science and Environment






Stuart Walters and Sam Skiller, founded Open Box in 2001, to focus on contract publishing and media sales for the Public and Private sectors. Our business has grown and evolved over the years and we now work in many interesting niche markets. While our work now covers the latest digital platforms as well and print our values remain old-school.

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Stuart Walters

Getting the message across requires great editorial and compelling design, regardless of the medium, or the client’s business sector, and that’s what we do. Increasingly we’re being asked to partner with organisations to tap into our considerable experience and help devise and deliver their communication plans


Samantha Skiller

Dozens of organisations have trusted us to satisfy their publishing needs, and the vast bulk of our business is repeat work or recommendations from our existing clients - which is very pleasing. However, regardless if you are a client old or new, our focus always remains the same; to meet all the demands of your brief and satisfy your requirements, on time and always... to budget.







+44 (0)121 200 7820


Regent Court, 68 Caroline Street,

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1UG







Open Box recognise that the key to achieving our targets is offering challenging and rewarding careers to talented individuals. We are always happy to hear from exceptional people, whose drive and ability could make a difference to our business.


Media Sales Executive

Salaried & freelance positions available


Here at Open Box we are passionate about what we do, working hard but having a relaxed enjoyable approach to the working day. We are always interested in speaking to experienced media sales people who have the talent to work with new and existing clients across a range of prestigious magazines, directories, apps and digital media. The role involves working across a number of our publications making outbound calls to a base of existing customers but also with the responsibility of generating new business accounts across the year. You will need a highly structured and pro-active approach and be motivated to generate sales every day against campaign targets – we are 100% target driven. We provide all the market knowledge needed to be successful in the role but we need someone who has the necessary sales skills, can take responsibility and is self-motivated. This will ideally suit someone who is looking for a long term stable position and would appreciate working with a mature and experienced team. We are based in modern offices in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and with an office in Pinewood Studios. There is inexpensive parking nearby and there are excellent transport links to all areas in the West Midlands via the Midland metro and rail station which are within 5 minutes’ walk of the office.