About Us

Our Story

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

1996

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

1997

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

1998

We opened our 2nd Retail Shop in Bolton

We launched our 1st ever website

2001

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

2002

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

2003

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

2005

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

2007

Became official suppliers to BWFC

Supplying and installing screens throughout the stadium and hospitality areas

First started to sell Digital Signage

2008

First started to sell Digital Signage

Installed first digital signage roll-out in 30 shops for Pridmore Bookmakers.

White Goods Introduced

2009

White Goods Introduced

Supplying products from all major manufacturers – including Bosch, Hotpoint, Siemens and Zanussi.

Started to sell into large national pub groups

2009

Started to sell into large national pub groups

First Videowall installation

2010

First Videowall installation

We installed our first ever video wall for David Pluck Bookmakers

Moved to new purpose built head office

2011

Moved to new purpose built head office

Won contract to supply new 200 acre Media City complex in Salford

2011

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

2011

TVC and My Look joined forces

Bet signage was introduced to the market.

TVDB2B is established

2012

TVDB2B is established

Business-to-business suppliers of electronic goods, including audio visual solutions and household appliances

Installed 1st interactive menu

2013

Installed 1st interactive menu

The installation at Wokooshii was the first of its kind within the Trafford Centre

Jim Brown Trophy

2013

Jim Brown Trophy

An annual golf day was introduced in memory of the late Jim Brown who founded the company in 1996.

Increased Warehouse Space

2014

Increased Warehouse Space

Due to continued company growth we purchased our 2nd warehouse in Bolton.

First TVC Technology Showcase

2015

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

2015

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

2016

We purchased our 3rd Warehouse

Creating an additional 8,500sq ft and a combined total of over 17,000sq ft.

20 Year Anniversary

2016

20 Year Anniversary

The company celebrates a true milestone, it’s 20 year anniversary.

Launched own brand of TV’s

2016

Launched own brand of TV’s

Mitchell & Brown named after the late Jim Brown and his mothers maiden name.

Acquired Nirvana AV

2017

Acquired Nirvana AV

A complete smart home supplier based in Preston offering total home automation.

BWFC first-ever back of shirt sponsor

2017

BWFC first-ever back of shirt sponsor

Mitchell & Brown LED TV was emblazoned across the back of the players’ home and away shirts.

Champs Sheffield

2019

Champs Sheffield

TVC installed one of the UKs largest outdoor screens in its busy beer garden measuring 4m x 2m

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