Mercian Labels heritage, the Kingdom of Mercia and the Black Country

The Kingdom of Mercia

The Kingdom of Mercia

Its quite common for new members of staff to ask “Why are we called Mercian Labels?”  Well to be honest I dont know the original reason why the company was named so in 1969, but as far as I can tell its because we are located firmly in the old Kingdom of Mercia, and the original founders had ambitious plans to expand further than original town of Penkridge – which we most certainly have now with clients worldwide. The Mercia region is not particularly well known, but there is a hardcore of supporters, even some fringe groups who campaign for independence for the Mercian Region, and group who have already claimed independence…. well everybody has to have a hobby.

We are also located in Cannock, an area with a long and proud manufacturing history at the northern end of an area known as the Black Country.

The new Ordnance Survey Black Country Map

The new Ordnance Survey Black Country Map

Today the Ordnance Survey, the UK’s official mapping agency has recognised the area of the Black Country with a new map, something that we would say is long overdue!  Although we are not strictly within the (hotly debated) boundary of the Black Country, we are certainly associated with it, and congratulate the Black Country Chamber of Commerce for their sustained campaigning on this issue.