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More Sound Control/Turnkey News

Published: Thu May 01, 2008  News Feed

Thursday 1st May 2008 - The shocking news that Sound Control, Britain's largest musical instrument retailer, have gone into administration has been all over the media today, and here's a round up of what's been said.

The Telegraph has published an article today, saying that competition from the internet was to blame for the unfortunate turn of events for Sound Control . The company, which operates twenty-six stores in the UK under the brand names Sound Control, Media Tools, Turnkey and Soho Sound House, has an annual turnover of £50million and employees a total of 338 staff, of which 163 were made redundant overnight.

According to Gigwise.com, staff at the company’s stores in Scotland yesterday said they had no idea that the company was in trouble, and news came as a bombshell.

Speaking to the Daily Record, an employer said that receivers had told him to “’Go to the Job Centre’.” Workers at 10 shops run by Sound Control Holdings were sent home within hours of starting their shift.

One Scots worker with more than eight years' service said: "The bosses have not told anyone what is going on. I feel totally betrayed. When an employee asked one of the guys from the receivers what he should do, he was told, 'Go to the Job Centre'."

The Turnkey website currently states: “Whilst the Sound Control group remains in administration, no orders can be placed on this website”.

From the latest info we could gather, here's a list of the Sound Control stores which remain open for business and those that don't.

Turnkey store, and the following Sound Control stores remain open for business:

Birmingham
Bristol
Edinburgh
Glasgow City
Leicester
London
Manchester Salford
Norwich
Sheffield
Dundee
Newcastle
Stockton
Stoke
Dunfermline

Unfortunately the following stores are now closed.

Derby
Glasgow West
Hull
Kirkcaldy
Leeds East
Manchester City
Milton Keynes
Nottingham
Preston
Southampton

Any customers planning to make a purchase from Sound Control or Turnkey are equally welcome to call Dolphin Music and we will match or better the price offered by them.

For Sales or Advice please call Dolphin Music Sales: 0844 815 0888



 
 
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