We talk to Avensys, the South’s largest independent audio visual specialist, on why being located in the heart of the Gatwick Diamond is proving great for business
Describe your business
Avensys is one of the leading audio visual companies in the South East. Based on Manor Royal Business District - the biggest business park of the Gatwick Diamond - it has grown into a £5m award-winning business, specialising in highly technical and innovative installations for commercial, events and consumer retail environments. With the introduction of the Home Technology and Home Appliance category to our award-winning retail superstore in 2014, Avensys has become a one stop shop for home electricals.
Markus Wood, Founder and Managing Director, says Avensys’ success has been a combination of identifying future trends in the industry, developing great relationships and a lot of hard work.
What makes you unique?
Our audio visual heritage and 20 years experience in the industry makes us unique. We have direct relationships with all the world’s biggest brands, which means we are not only in a position to negotiate preferential pricing, but we can often get access to technical support and exclusive products direct from the manufacturer. As a family owned business we have made considerable investment in growth and continue to see strong year on year results.
Avensys leads the industry with design, build, installation and management of audio visual solutions through our Commercial division as well as equipment hire, events and venue support through our Hire & Events division. We have the UK’s largest purpose-built smart home apartment on display at our Retail Superstore, showcasing the very latest technology from the world’s leading consumer and commercial brands.
We also pride ourselves in our excellent team work, with highly skilled and knowledgeable teams, who operate with enthusiasm and a customer focused approach.
Why is Crawley a good place to do business?
Manor Royal is at the very heart of our region in terms of commercial activity. The projects delivered by Manor Royal BID are primarily responsible for improving the district and we are delighted to support the work they do to bring a prosperous and sustainable environment to Manor Royal.
The infrastructure here is continually developing to support our business, and from an internal point of view, the wellbeing of our staff is vital. For example we receive employee discounts from local businesses, have access to relevant training, and have managed recreation areas to enjoy during the warmer months.
What are your thoughts on the regeneration plans currently underway?
The work Crawley Borough Council are embarking on to sustainably regenerate the town centre is a great opportunity to develop Crawley’s full potential and we’re pleased to be involved in aspects of various retail, business and residential projects. Although our retail superstore is based outside the centre, we recognise the benefits the regeneration programme brings to the entire region.
For further information on Commercial, Hire & Events or for the Head Office, call 01293 551585. For the Retail Superstore, call 01293 515050.