Warehouse Sound celebrates 35 years, names new MD

Scottish audio provider The Warehouse Sound Services, whose clients include Muse, Biffy Clyro and Simple Minds, is celebrating 35 years in the business.

The company plans to boost turnover with expansion into new market sectors and the addition of a third branch in the near future.

Former sales director, Derek Blair (pictured, right) who joined the company in 1994, has completed a multi-million pound management buyout of The Warehouse Sound Services to become the sole owner and managing director of the business. Former directors and founders Cameron Crosby and Allan Brereton (pictured, left and middle) retired at the end of April.

The sales and purchasing side of the company will be now headed up by Janet Murray, who joined the company three years ago and has previous extensive experience in live sound and senior management.

Blair commented: “The Warehouse Sound Services has a proud history, and this is a great moment to reflect on what the company has achieved. Over the last 35 years we have built the business bit by bit by carefully developing client and supplier relationships. The Warehouse has grown to become the largest professional audio provider in Scotland and the North of England. We have become renowned as a leading name for the hire, sales of professional audio equipment. The vision of our founders Cameron and Allan has propelled us to the forefront of the global pro-audio and live event industry.”

Fundamental to the company’s success is its partnerships with audio brands such as Shure, Sennheiser, Avid, Midas, Yamaha, EM Acoustics and RCF. The company is one of only two sales partners of d&b audiotechnik in the UK, and its portfolio also includes the BBC, Paramount Pictures, Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The company will be exhibiting a range of product debuts from its audio partners at this week’s PLASA Focus: Leeds on 12 and 13 May.