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A most unusual event

The live events, arts, film and TV industries are worth billions in revenue to the UK economy.  We fully support the #wemakeevents campaign which highlights the lack of support and inevitable consequences for this fantastic industry that we have been part of for the last 25 years.

We are proud to have worked alongside fellow events professionals to create the North East’s ‘non event’ event, Light it Red. Without immediate support, our industry is at major risk of collapse.

What our industry needs from the Government:

  1. Grants – not loans – made available to businesses in the events supply chain
  2. Furlough scheme extended until the industry is back to work
  3. Extension of the self-employment scheme, tailored to our industry.

We provided the stage risers, backline, front of house mixing desk and instruments. Massive respect to all the companies and individuals involved.

Watch the video on YouTube.


Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019 from Mal, Heather and all at MT Audio Systems!

As in previous years we are supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a charity very close to our hearts. Instead of sending Christmas cards this year we will be donating to the CF Trust.

Why not challenge your colleagues or family to our Christmas quiz. Don’t peek at the answers beforehand!

2018 Christmas Quiz

2018 Christmas Quiz answers – no peeking!



Merry Christmas from MT Audio

The festive season is upon us once again and it is always a busy time of year for MTA.

As in previous years we continue to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a fantastic charity close to our hearts. We have been truly inspired by the fund-raising efforts made by our close friend Ellie Dunstall this year – who organised a skydive and zip wire to raise awareness and much needed funds for research.

This year instead of posting Christmas cards to our customers, friends and family we are donating to Cystic Fibrosis Trust via Ellie’s fundraising page

Thank you to all those we have worked with this year; it’s been a year of a variety and we are pleased to have been part of some of the region’s best events.

From Mal, Heather and all the MT Audio team we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.


Celebrating our 21st anniversary with key to the new door

The stage is set and the curtains have opened as we move into the newly refurbished Rothmans factory boiler house at Lingfield Point.

This year marks the 21st birthday of our residence at the business park, where we have relocated around the corner to a purpose-fit 3,500sqft workspace.

We moved to Lingfield Point in 1996 when our equipment and business outgrew the family dining room. This is now our fourth move on the business park to make space for new cutting-edge equipment and staging.

Mal Turner [pictured right], owner of MT Audio Systems, said: “I’m delighted to be moving into such a great workspace at the former Rothmans boiler house.

“We work with clients all over the North East and Lingfield Point is perfectly located to get us out and about, as well as hosting clients here for meetings.”

The newly stripped out and refurbished boiler house sits among a group of buildings totalling 600,000sqft and housed Rothmans cigarette manufacturer.

The Rothmans factory closed in 2004 when the company was acquired by British American Tobacco and manufacturing was relocated from Darlington to Southampton.

Lingfield Point has a long industrial and commercial history, having previously housed Patons and Baldwins, formerly the world’s biggest wool factory.

Pictured with Mal, estate manager Eddie Humphries said: “It’s excellent to build a long-standing relationship with a loyal customer. That’s how we like to do business where possible.”

Lingfield Point is perfectly located to benefit from the region’s excellent transport links. For sound, lighting, stages or AV please don’t hesitate to contact us.

MTA and Eddie Humphreys