Bolton, UK, October 13th 2023: TVD Group, a leading AV technology supplier and installer of commercial audio-visual projects, has opened The TVD Experience Centre demonstrating the latest AV technology for betting shops.
Already a leading provider of AV and display technology to some of the biggest betting Shop chains in the UK, Bolton’s TVD Group has opened the doors to its new Experience Centre. Bringing together a host of suppliers, technologies and integrated solutions designed to enhance the betting shop experience and drive customer engagement, the Experience Centre will afford unrivalled access and insight to the latest AV technology for the sector.
Image: Mat Brown & Lucia Maguire
Examples include TVs, Commercial Displays, High Bright Displays, Touchscreen Displays (Racing Post Digital Newspapers) Digital Posters, LED Walls, LED Signage, Commercial Audio and Digital Signage. The new TVD Group venue offers betting and gaming industry professionals a unique and personal fully featured AV showroom experience and training and demonstration facility in the north of the UK for the first time.
The venue encompasses a fully featured AV showroom, training and demonstration facility and will be open to betting shop managers, specifiers and AV integrators working in the sector.
In over a year-long upgrade and £600,000 investment of its existing headquarters in Bolton, the opening of the TVD Experience Centre is the crowning jewel for a business that has been the driving force in AV technology in the north of the UK for nearly 30 years. This forward-thinking company has recently transitioned to an employee-owned business, with the Trust now owning 51% of the shares of the business.
The TVD Experience Centre features immersive display areas, innovative products and fully integrated solutions from TVD’s key partners including Samsung, Philips, LG and over a dozen big-name brands in the AV sector, who sent representatives to speak to the press on the opening day.
Highlights on the Experience Centre include Samsung’s £130,000 110-inch ‘The Wall’ MircoLED display, Vestel’s latest commercial display range, TVs from Mitchell & Brown, and premium commercial audio products. Innovative technologies on show include LG Electronics’ stunning LED 136 inch all-in-one smart series, Philips power-free Tableaux ePaper displays and Accenta hanging digital posters.
TVD Group grew out of a TV retail business, with Jim Brown and his sons Matthew and Daniel opening TV and Video Direct in 1996 and has grown to be one of the UK’s leading AV technology distributors to the commercial and retail trade, including launching its own TV brand, Mitchell & Brown. TVC Technology Solutions, a division of TVD Group, that supplies a range of industries including betting, retail, leisure, hospitality, care, education, sports stadia and corporate venues, has this year been nominated for two major AV industry installation awards for the project they completed at the Formula 1 Arcade in central London.
TVD Group grew out of a TV retail business, with Jim Brown and his sons Matthew and Daniel opening TV and Video Direct in 1996 and has grown to be one of the UK’s leading AV technology distributors to the commercial and retail trade, including launching its own TV brand, Mitchell & Brown.
TVC Technology Solutions, a division of TVD Group, that supplies a range of industries including betting, retail, leisure, hospitality, care, education, sports stadia and corporate venues, has this year been nominated for two major AV industry installation awards for the project they completed at the Formula 1 Arcade in central London.
About TVD Group
TVD Group encompasses:
- TVDB2B (AV wholesale/distribution)
- TVC Technology Solutions (commercial AV integration)
- MySign Digital Screen Solutions (digital signage)
- Mitchell & Brown (TV brand through retail)
Founded in 1996 by Jim Brown and his sons Matthew and Daniel, TVD Group started from humble beginnings in a shop in Leigh and has now become a leading UK provider in audio visual solutions on both commercial and domestic fronts.
Continuing Jim’s legacy of exemplary customer care, unrivalled technical knowledge and expertise, and high-quality products and installations, the business strives to put the customer at the focus of everything it does, differentiating its offering from competitors in all the sectors it operates. Based on family values and a dedication to quality and service, the TVD Group has gone from strength to strength over almost three decades.
Continuing the key strategic aim of sustainable growth, TVD Groups’ restructuring to an employee-owned business in April 2023 is a long-term commitment to both the future of the business and the team that has underpinned its ongoing success. This new structure will facilitate greater collaboration and inclusivity for co-owners, helping to create opportunities while protecting and enhancing the culture and values that have created such a successful business.
As an employee-owned business, the company prides itself on a personal approach, providing outstanding levels of customer service and quality products that are tailored to our customer’s requirements, irrespective of their scale or size. From small retailers to global-scale AV projects, the brand’s commitment to quality service remains the same
Mat Brown, Co-founder, commented, “Growing TVD into the business it is today has taken huge focus, dedication, and hard work over the last 27 years. We can’t think of a better way to secure the future and independence of the business than to make the people who drive the business forward every day co-owners. We still have the same hunger and ambition for the business, opening up many opportunities for TVD and its fantastic co-owner employees, as well as enhancing the relationship for our loyal suppliers and customers”.