Our headquarters

For the past 20 years a three-storey Victorian building in Burslem, the Mother Town of The Potteries, has been headquarters for Smith Davis Press.

Built in the 1860s as a home for Henry Steele, a prominent businessman in the town, the stylish Queen’s Chambers has been lovingly restored, providing the company with more than 2,000 sq feet of office space.

Many of the original 19th Century features – including sash windows, decorative finials at the top of the building and a narrow 15ft high stairwell window – have been retained and a courtyard complete with a Victorian lamp standard has been added.

The house is mentioned in Arnold Bennett’s Clayhanger novel, and it is thought the author, one of the most famous journalists of his day, visited Queen’s Chambers

Although the historic building has a cosy feel of a bygone age, it is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer network and the latest publication production technology.


 
Smith Davis Press sign

Queen's Chambers building

Queen's Chambers


A painting of Queen’s Chambers by acclaimed artist Rob Pointon with the Burslem townscape creatively 'wrapped around' the building.