Audioworks began back in 1996 as a sole trader business, run then, by the now Managing Director Martin Hodgson. The business developed from Martins keen personal interest in music, which developed into an interest in the Audio industry. By 1998 Martin was employing an assistant sound engineer and working, almost exclusively, in the church sector. By 2001 the business had been converted into a partnership with Michelle Hodgson, who managed the administration of the business. As the business grew it began to outgrow its surroundings and in 2004 the business moved to a commercial unit located in Bentham. Shortly after that Audioworks became a limited company, Audioworks (North West) Ltd. We now employee 5 full time and 2 part time staff and are looking to continue to grow as a business.
Managing Director - Martin Hodgson firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial Director - Michelle Hodgson email@example.com
Martin's technical background is in mechanical engineering and he is educated to HND level. He has gained a deep knowledge of the audio industry over the last 20 years, particularly in respect to the Christian market.
Martin has been involved with the worship team at his church for nearly 25 years. He currently plays the keyboards as part of the worship team at Ingleton Methodist Church and is on the Eldership team. Martins other passion in life is his 1966 Morris Minor.
Michelle's background is in marketing and she a Masters Degree Creative Arts Consultancy at Lancaster University as well as an honours degree in Visual Arts, Design and Marketing. She joined the business in 1999 and is responsible for all the commercial aspects of the business including marketing and HR. Since obtaining her Masters degree she has returned to creating artwork and also upcycling in her newly appointed Studio 42 at Unit 2a.
Michelle is also a church elder at IMC and has a passion for creative worship for all ages.
Project Management - Tim Parsons - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim's background is in education and he is a qualified teacher. This gives him a unique insight into the education sector of our business. Tim is educated to degree level with a BSc in Biology. Tim supports Martin with the project management at Audioworks. He joined Audioworks in 2005. Tim is actively invloved with Samaritians Purse through 'Operation Christmas Child', and New Wine Radio.
Installation Management - Allan Fetterman - email@example.com
Allan also joined Audioworks back in 2005. Allan came from a completely different background in retail logistics. Like Martin, Allan has developed his audio knowledge from his personal interest in music. Allan has a BTec in Information Technology. He is our senior installation engineer and major fix it man as well as being our on site health and safety representative. Allan is involved with the worship team at The Fathers House Church in Lancaster
Installation - Paul Kerr
Paul joined Audioworks back in 2014. His back ground is in CCTV and auto audio, which is handy for fitting hands free kits to the vans. His knowledge has been able to transfer to the installation side of our business and he has we wealth of electrical knowledge that supports our technical team.
Acounts Admin - Catherine Whitaker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cath joined Audioworks in October 2010. She comes from a background in Banking and is in charge of all accounts administration inlcuding Purchase and Sales ledger, VAT records, Payments and Credit Control. If you're a supplier and you want paying Catherine is the person to speak to! Catherine is married with two children and is a member of Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church.
Administration - Alice Whitaker - email@example.com
Keeping things in the family, Alice (Cath's daughter) joined Audioworks in 2016 as our Apprentice Admin Assistant. Since then she has gained her level 2 in business administration and is currently working towards her level 3 NVQ qualification. Alice can be found in our lovely open reception area, so if you call into the office it is Alice who will great you with a smile and a brew.
Hire and Sales technician - Dave Ryan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave is a musician and his experience is ideal to give support on Hire and Sales. Dave brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the performance side of the audio industry. He is a first point of contact for our hire bookins and will always aim to help you in your enquiry or direct you to the right person.