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Sound Technology acquired by Midwich Group

Sound Technology acquired by Midwich Group
Colby  Ramsey

Business

01 December 2017: By Colby Ramsey

UK musical instrument, pro audio and pro lighting distributor will continue to operate from its Letchworth Garden City offices, with no changes to its workforce or market approach.

Sound Technology, the UK musical instrument, professional audio and professional lighting distributor founded and owned by Robert Wilson MBE, has been acquired by Midwich Group Plc.

Sound Technology Ltd will continue to operate as an independent company, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwich Ltd.

Since its foundation in 1979, Sound Technology has grown to become one of the largest and most successful distributors of MI, professional audio and, recently, through distribution of Martin by Harman, professional lighting equipment in the UK.

The board of Sound Technology will remain with David Marshall as MD, Judi Kingston as finance director, Greg Niven as sales director and Ian Cullen as marketing director. Between them they have a combined total of more than 90 years at the company, which will continue to operate from its Letchworth Garden City offices, with no changes to its workforce or market approach.

Robert Wilson will continue as chairman. Commenting, he said, “After close to 40 years, Sound Technology has grown into a company operating on a large-scale in multiple market sectors.  We continue to see exciting growth opportunities within all these markets, and the time is right for the company to enter its next phase in order to facilitate further expansion and success.”

Wilson was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Years Honours for “services to the music industry and charity”. He has also been a long standing director of the Music Industries Association (MIA), National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Music For Youth (UK Charity) and the Confederation of European Music Industries (CAFIM).

Midwich Group Plc is a specialist AV, professional video, broadcast, lighting and document distributor with offices throughout Europe and Australasia.

“At a time when our company is going through tremendous growth in our original MI and pro audio markets, and of course through our new professional lighting division, we are delighted to be joining the Midwich Group,” said Sound Technology MD David Marshall. “Having the financial resource for sustained expansion, together with access to a wealth of shared expertise, provides a structure for Sound Technology to continue to develop markets for our represented brands, and to enhance the service and support provided to our customers.”