Allan Smyth Audio Visual is a family run business, Allan’s interest in Audio Visual started when he was at school, a state of the art video production suite had been installed and students were encouraged to learn the arts of video editing and sound recording, this was taken up by a small group of friends who produced Pythonesquespoof film based around their least favourite teachers and their imaginary second world war antics, much to their surprise it was shown during a morning assembly which caused a sharp exit by the production team as it showed certain Tutors in a rather dim light and it was felt that this may result in detentions, lines etc. however it was met with rapturous applause and much amusement on the part of both staff and students. There was also much interest in the workings of the Drama workshop and the Music rehearsal rooms where more skills in sound and lighting production were honed.
Allan went in to heavy engineering for a spell and assisted in running the family machine tool business, however the the pull of all things AV caused a side step towards AV and Allan moved to domestic brown goods sales, specialising in Hi-Fi and TV sales and installation.
Allan then went on to study Photography and art in Bristol, then Harrogate, several “Art” bands were formed and a PA system purchased and in 1987 Yorkshire PA Hire was created to assist other bands with their show equipment requirements, lighting, projection, and video production were also needed by an increasing number of clients and subsequently Allan Smyth Audio Visual took shape.
Over the years Allan has gone on to supply bespoke Audio Visual Hire and Installation services to Clubs, Bars, Theatres, Houses of worship, Schools, Shops. DJ’s, Event organisers, corporate clients, as well as Festivals and Charity and Committee events.
Our Hire stock is all well maintained, regularly serviced and tested and our Staff have PAT certification. We have full Public indemnity insurance, and adhere to the strictest health and safety at work policy.
All our work carries statutory guarantees against defective parts and installation, and all work undertaken goes through an exhaustive best practice analysis.
We do not undertake any work for organisations that do not adhere to basic ethical practise, workers rights etc, all our waste is recycled, and all transport and logistical planning is done so as to minimise our impact on the environment, which includes noise and radio wave pollution.
Please feel free to call for a chat if you are thinking about an installation or event, a five minute conversation could save hours of your time and a considerable amount of money, Allan and his team will be more than happy to discus your requirements and provide you with a free quotation.
Mob: 07973 426 213
Allan Smyth Audio Visual
12b Regent Street