The history of Searle Audio
All about Searle Audio
Searle Audio has been supplying and installing both home and commercial audio video systems for over forty years. We specialize in all aspects of home entertainment and commercial audio visual systems.
Searle Audio’s foundations have been built over the past 40 years upon an unrivalled level of expert, friendly and personal service together with our reputation for product knowledge, honesty and genuine passion for our exciting fast moving industry.
Company director Gary Searle has over 20 years’ experience in broadcast engineering, domestic and commercial audio and video systems. Gary graduated from Southampton Solent University with a First-class BSc Honours Degree in Media Technology. After this he worked for a number of years as a broadcast engineer with BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Services), Kingston Communications and ITN. In 2002 Gary returned to the North West and joined the family business.
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The company was originally founded by Lawrence and Maureen Searle in 1973, initially renting a small workshop above an already established hi fi retailer. In 1974 the company moved to Rawlinson Street which was to be its base for the next 30 years. Throughout these years the business was built successfully retailing and repairing leading brands of hi fi and television with one of the largest hi-fi ranges in the North West – Sony, Technics, JVC, Hitachi, Bang & Olufson, Aiwa, Dual, Wharfedale, B&W, Tandberg, Sharp and Quad.
For over forty years Searle Audio’s retail business was very successful with numerous showroom extensions, including in 2005 relocating its retail operation into one of the largest furniture stores in the country – Stollers Furniture World. In 2009 work was completed on a brand new purpose built, service center, workshops, offices and warehousing on Park Road.
In 2015 the company closed its retail showroom in order to grow its commercial AV and residential install business. Searle Audio continues to support retail customers both past and present and looks forward to an exciting and challenging future.
How times change
The company continues to support retail customers both past and present
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Searle audio has been supplying and installing both home and commercial audio visual systems for over 40 years.
We specialise in all aspects of home entertainment and commercial audio visual systems
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