The Company was founded on the 24th April 1972 when the directors of North East Time Recorders Limited saw a need to expand into the tannoy, public address and communications market started Blaydon Communications Limited; we have continued to trade ever since.
The parent company, North East Time Recorders Limited is even older, it became a limited company way back on the 8th August 1947, supplying and maintaining mechanical time recorders; operating from premises in Newcastle until moving to Blaydon in 1970. Both companies still operate from this base.
The expansion into the tannoy, public address and communications industry required new personnel, so a communications engineer was employed and that's how it all began. The current Managing Director, Mr Paul Dougherty, started with the Company back in 1990 on a Youth Training Scheme and worked his way up through the ranks. As part of a management buyout team in 1997 he secured his place within the Company and thanks to his experience and forward looking attitude will take the Company from strength to strength.
When Blaydon Communications Limited commenced operations they mainly catered for the intercom, tannoy and public address requirements of commercial users in the North East of England. However, over the years the range of equipment offered has increased to cater for the customers requirements; they have become main distributors for a number of manufacturers carrying stock of both new equipment and very importantly spare parts to allow for a quick and efficient repair service.
Since those early days they have got stronger in many sectors and have became a leading force in the supply, installation and servicing of communication and audio visual equipment in the North.
Also, thanks to their successful trading and professional service they can now provide equipment from many manufacturers, which means you can be assured that they will fulfil your communications needs. So if you have a specific communication requirement from a particular manufacturer they can probably help.
As members of the ISCE and PLASA you can rest assured that the advice you receive from us when selecting the best microphone for your application will be sound advice.Thanks to our extensive access to many manufacturers and drawing on our vast experience we will provide you with the best and most cost effective solution to your microphone needs. No matter what you’re requirement is whether that be a microphone for a church, conference facility, DJ, school, aerobics, sports facility or any other application we have probably been there and done it.
As supporting members of the NECC we are also keen to boost and expand business in the North East area so if you or your staff would like us to come out to discuss and assess your needs we can do that and we can also arrange for CPD training for many aspects of sound systems including, but not restricted to, microphones and their applications.