Cardiff’s printers provide important services to the local businesses, helping them make the most of a city that attracts around 18 million visitors each year. Cardiff has been the Welsh capital city since 1955 and has lots of features that attract tourists, including castles, sporting centres and many excellent restaurants and bars. The city has been recognised by National Geographic as an important alternative tourist location, as well as serving the area’s 340,000 residents.
Cardiff also has a wide range of cultural events that attract both tourists and residents, such as the Cardiff Big Weekend, a music festival that’s held each summer in the city centre and is the UK’s biggest outdoor free music festival. The Millennium Stadium, which hosts the Welsh national rugby union team, is also used as a venue for large gigs, and the Wales Millennium Centre holds ballet, opera and musical shows. The thriving music scene is one of Cardiff’s strongest points, and Cardiff’s printers play an important part in this, producing high quality posters and flyers to advertise events.
Cardiff’s also important as a media centre, with ITV, BBC and S4C all having bases within the city. As well as film and TV media, important industries in the city include finance, health, education and business, and many large firms have their Welsh or regional headquarters in Cardiff. Printers in the area are important to all sizes of business, from the most well-known to the independent bars, restaurants and venues, and local printing services in particular can offer convenient access to materials.