New showroom for North West audio-visual firm

A growing North West based audio-visual firm has opened its second showroom and created new jobs after a boost in demand from tech-savvy businesses and homeowners.

Epixx, founded by Matt Holmes and Ben Tomlinson in 2013, has acquired a new 1200 sq ft showroom based in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The firm, which previously had a smaller showroom in Windermere, specialises in bespoke audio-visual packages, supplying lighting, music systems, security and TV systems using the latest technology and industry trends.

The move has created three new jobs, taking staff numbers at Epixx to eight full time employees.

The company is being advised by North West accountancy and advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley. The team, led by Adam Parton, provided advice on the acquisition of the property, accounting and financial planning.

With 60 per cent of its work involving high-end electrical equipment for luxury hotels and restaurants, Epixx boasts clients like Baha, The Fizzy Tarte, The Cranleigh Boutique and Quite Simply French across the Lake District and Lancashire.

Epixx attributes its growth to a rising demand for products and services throughout Yorkshire and an ever-increasing interest in high-tech audio-visual equipment.

Matt Holmes, a director at Epixx, said: “The past year has been really busy for us, and we have seen huge growth in market demand throughout the North West. Our client base has grown significantly across Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire.

“People are more tech savvy and more comfortable with using technology in their homes now, it’s not unusual for homeowners to have a cinema room or an intelligent lighting system fitted. As it’s become more affordable we’ve found that we’re not just working with businesses and luxury homes anymore.

“We have a fantastic team who put clients at the heart of everything we do. We’re really looking forward to our next chapter.”

Adam Parton, Partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “It is always a pleasure working with Matt and Ben. They are great guys who have worked hard to be successful at something they are passionate about. I wish them the best of luck in their new premises.”