The UK’s favourite professional audio supplier, Studiospares, celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Thursday with a party at their Staples Corner premises. Directors and founders Barry and Pearl Lambden were presented with gold watches in recognition of 30 years service with the company. MD Barry Lambden thanked staff and customers for their support over 3 decades that he described as hard work but great fun! In that time the company has grown from nothing to sales of over £5M per year, has weathered several recessions, has no borrowings and currently employs more than 20 people.
Recalling the first Studiospares catalogue in 1983, Barry recalled how the text was simply typed on paper and together with the photographs, pasted to large white boards ready for the printers. The catalogue content, mainly reel-to-reel recorders, Ampex tape, and related accessories, has of course changed out of all recognition over the last 30 years, and Barry vowed that the company would continue to adapt as the industry changes in the future.