Fine Sounds UK Continues to Grow With New Appointments

Posted on 8th February, 2022

Fine Sounds UK Continues to Grow With New Appointments

Fine Sounds UK, the British home of McIntosh, Sonus faber, IsoTek and Bassocontinuo, has expanded its UK team with two new appointments and a key promotion.

Fine Sounds UK continues to grow and evolve with the UK high-end hi-fi distributor growing in team numbers with an eye on further expansion.

Firstly, the company Sales Director, Andy Oattes, has been promoted to Country Manager and takes on a key role in business strategy and development for Fine Sounds UK.

Further changes see Fine Sounds UK's sales team adding ex-Chord Company Area Sales Manager, Joe Gormley as Business Development Manager. This role is also undertaken by Fine Sounds' Matt Peddle, allowing the expanding business to cover the whole of the UK and Ireland more effectively.

We're told that Joe brings an enormous amount of CI and hi-fi experience to Fine Sounds, gained from his 17-year history in the audio industry. Joe has held positions with well-known retailer Hi-Fi Corner (Glasgow and Edinburgh), installation expert Finite Solutions (London — where Joe and team won a CEDIA Best Home Cinema award), and most recently, Chord Company (Wiltshire).

In addition, Fine Sounds has also appointed well-known industry creative Dale Linzey to the full-time role of marketing coordinator. Dale has worked independently within the audio industry for over 25 years and brings a wealth of design know-how to the business, having worked closely with hundreds of well-known audio brands in recent decades.

Commenting on the two new appointments, Andy Oattes, Country Manager, told StereoNET:

We are delighted to welcome Joe to the Fine Sounds family. Joe's extensive background in the high-end audio and CI space will be a huge asset to our business in the UK and Ireland. He is incredibly well respected and has an intimate understanding of the needs of the dealer and a planned, supportive, and professional approach.


Dale Linzey has been a huge asset to our business. His graphic design talent and passion for going the extra mile has resulted in a class-leading company branding but also proved invaluable to our dealers when we have collaborated on projects. Moving forward, I'm looking forward to being able to work closer with Dale to increase collaboration with dealers, suppliers and our brand partners.

The appointments follow last year's expansion of Fine Sound UK's headquarters in Fife, Scotland, to allow a greater range of hi-fi and 'CI-Fi' products to be kept in stock and reduce customer waiting times. 2021 also saw a significant product portfolio expansion to include McIntosh and Sonus faber installation products.

In the same year, Fine Sounds UK also became an official CEDIA partner, bringing McIntosh and Sonus faber's high-performance CI-Fi offerings to the organisation's accredited installers (and its customers) for the first time.

From the UK's fastest-growing online audio and home cinema magazine to the UK's fastest-growing high-end audio distributor, congratulations on the new team and the promotion, Andy!


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