A Brief Company History

Blaydon Communications Limited was founded on the 24th April 1972 when the directors of North East Time Recorders Limited saw a need to expand into the sound and communications market and started Blaydon Communications Limited; we have continued to trade ever since.

The parent company, North East Time Recorders Limited is even older, it became a limited company way back on the 8th August 1947, supplying and maintaining mechanical time recorders; operating from premises in Newcastle until moving to Blaydon in 1970. Both companies still operate from this base.

The expansion into the sound and communications industry required new personnel, so a communications engineer was employed and that’s how it all began. The current Managing Director, Mr Paul Dougherty, started with the Company back in 1990 on a Youth Training Scheme and worked his way up through the ranks. 

As part of a management buyout team in 1997, he secured his place within the Company and thanks to his experience and forward-looking attitude will take the Company from strength to strength. When Blaydon Communications Limited commenced operations they mainly catered for the intercom and public address requirements of commercial users in the North East of England. 

However, over the years the range of equipment offered has increased to cater for the customer’s requirements; they have become main distributors for a number of manufacturers carrying stock of both new equipment, and most importantly spare parts to allow for a quick and efficient repair service.

Since those early days, they have got stronger in many sectors and have become a leading force in the supply, installation and servicing of communication and audiovisual equipment in the North. Also, thanks to their successful trading and professional service they can now provide equipment from many manufacturers, which means you can be assured that they will fulfil your communications needs. So if you have a specific communication requirement from a particular manufacturer they can probably help.


Why Should You Use Us?

Our customer base is so varied that if we weren’t good at what we do, then we simply wouldn’t be here. Our track record goes back to 1972 and speaks volumes for the Company’s ability to provide cost-effective solutions in all the areas that we are involved in. The heart of our business relates to sound equipment combined with visual technologies and we pride ourselves on being one of the very few companies that supply and install induction loop systems that comply with required legislation.

We are members of both the Professional Lighting And Sound Association (PLASA) and the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) therefore ensuring the highest standards of advice and system solutions. We also support the local business community by being members of the North East Chamber of Commerce.

The health and safety of our workforce and any customers or other trades that we work with are of paramount importance to us and as such we are fully CHAS accredited. Our engineering teams also include persons trained by IPAF and PASMA so you can rest assured that any project we are awarded will be completed on time, efficiently and safely.