Founded in 1996 by Jim Brown and his sons Matthew and Daniel, the TVD Group started from humble beginnings in a shop in Leigh, Lancashire 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 we strive to put the customer at the focus of everything we do, this is what sets us apart from the competition. Our family values and dedication to quality and service has seen the TVD Group go from strength to strength.
Follow our exciting success story below…
TV & Video Direct Ltd is born
We opened our first retail shop in Leigh, Lancashire where a Toshiba 28″ Tube TV cost £1,000.
Started to sell into the commercial/B2B market
Our first sale and contract with a national nursing home group.
We opened our 2nd Retail Shop in Bolton
We launched our 1st ever website
Internet orders boosted sales figures and we sold our first TV overseas to a customer in Dubai.
Made our first real foray into the Betting Sector
Supplying both 28″ and 33″ Tube TV’s to Done Bookmakers, now known as Betfred.
Our business relationship started with Paddy Power in Eire
With 600 shops at a time when a 15″ LCD TV sold for around £700 and a 40″ LCD TV for around £4,500!
Signed a contract with SIS
Selling screens and shop fitting to their network of 2,000 independent betting shops within the UK & Eire
Became official suppliers to BWFC
Supplying and installing screens throughout the stadium and hospitality areas
First started to sell Digital Signage
Installed first digital signage roll-out in 30 shops for Pridmore Bookmakers.
White Goods Introduced
Supplying products from all major manufacturers – including Bosch, Hotpoint, Siemens and Zanussi.
Started to sell into large national pub groups
First Videowall installation
We installed our first ever video wall for David Pluck Bookmakers
Moved to new purpose built head office
Won contract to supply new 200 acre Media City complex in Salford
With tenants such as the BBC, ITV Granada, SIS, University of Salford and many more.
TVC and My Look joined forces
Bet signage was introduced to the market.
TVDB2B is established
Business-to-business suppliers of electronic goods, including audio visual solutions and household appliances
Installed 1st interactive menu
The installation at Wokooshii was the first of its kind within the Trafford Centre
An annual golf day was introduced in memory of the late Jim Brown who founded the company in 1996.
Increased Warehouse Space
Due to continued company growth we purchased our 2nd warehouse in Bolton.
First TVC Technology Showcase
Held in Milton Keynes with over 20 of our suppliers and 100+ customers attending.
Secured the rights to the Betting Show Exhibition
Held our first TVC Bookmakers Trade Fair in Solihull for the independent bookmakers.
We purchased our 3rd Warehouse
Creating an additional 8,500sq ft and a combined total of over 17,000sq ft.
The company celebrates a true milestone, it’s 20 year anniversary.
Launched own brand of TV’s
Mitchell & Brown named after the late Jim Brown and his mothers maiden name.
A complete smart home supplier based in Preston offering total home automation.
BWFC first-ever back of shirt sponsor
Mitchell & Brown LED TV was emblazoned across the back of the players’ home and away shirts.
TVC installed one of the UKs largest outdoor screens in its busy beer garden measuring 4m x 2m
TVC Outdoor LED Screen
TVC Outdoor, in partnership with Bolton Arena, create an incredible new outdoor LED screen advertising opportunity
Celebrating 25 Years
September 2021 marks the month that the TVD Group turns 25 and what a fantastic milestone this is.
The transformation begins…
Work commenced on the expansion of our new office space and the eagerly awaited Experience Centre
TVD Group transitions to an employee-owned business
Giving every member of staff the opportunity to become a co-owner of the business
TVD Group Opens ‘Tech Hub of The North’
We opened our TVD Experience Centre in Bolton, the ‘Tech Hub of the North’.