Situated approximately half-way between Worcester and Birmingham and twinned with Gronau, Westphalia, in Germany, Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire, England.
Historical settlement in this town dates back to the 5th Century, where there was a settlement on the hill, where the present Parish Church now stands. Historically, the nearby woodlands provided the backbone of the Market Gardening local economy and wool industry. Nowadays, Bromsgrove relies mostly on manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. Bromsgrove is still home to paint brush manufacturer LG Harris Limited, referred to locally as "Harris Brush".
The town's leisure facilities include a nightclub, town centre pubs, bars and the entertainment theatre and cinema, the 'Atrix' which hosts many musical concerts and comedian sketches.
In 2012, Bromsgrove born Jessica Varnish won the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the new Olympic Velodrome, winning gold with her team-mate Victoria Pendleton and breaking the world record of the women's team sprint.