Today, Robert Wilson, the founder of Sound Technology Ltd, officially retires.
Sound Technology, since its foundation by Bob in 1978, has grown from a bedroom business to one of the largest and most successful specialist distributors. Over its 40 year history we have represented many of the industry's most high-profile brands and been home to some of the industry's most influential people!
Acquired by Midwich Group plc in December 2017, Sound Technology Ltd continues to operate as an independent company, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwich Ltd.
Outside of Sound Technology, Bob 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).
"It seems only a few years ago that I started the company and then expanded our warehouse from our bedroom into the garage." he says. "Now we have a staff of 60+, substantial offices, warehouses and a state of the art sound stage. Not sure where the 40 years went, but I have enjoyed every minute of it."
The board of Sound Technology remains with David Marshall as Managing Director, Judi Kingston as Finance Director, Greg Niven as Sales Director and Ian Cullen as Marketing Director - who between them have a combined total of more than 90 years at the company.
Everyone at Sound Technology wishes Bob a very happy, and extraordinarily well-deserved retirement.