BREAKING NEWS: 24 job losses as iconic speaker brand TURBOSOUND quits Partridge Green

JPCT 171012 Turbosound in Partridge Green presented with Queens Award.  The Lord-Lieutenant Susan Pyper presents a bowl to chairman Philip Hart.  Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 171012 Turbosound in Partridge Green presented with Queens Award. The Lord-Lieutenant Susan Pyper presents a bowl to chairman Philip Hart. Photo by Derek Martin

Staff at TURBOSOUND, headquartered at Partridge Green, were told their jobs in West Sussex were being discontinued this week.

Interim general manager and financial director Martin Hay-Plumb told the County Times the news was met with sadness by staff. “The company is like a family, so it is with sadness, but with recognition that business is business.”

JPCT 171012 Turbosound in Partridge Green presented with Queens Award. Sales director Dominic Harter talking to the Lord-Lieutenant Susan Pyper and the High Sheriff of West Sussex Andrew John Stephenson Clarke . Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 171012 Turbosound in Partridge Green presented with Queens Award. Sales director Dominic Harter talking to the Lord-Lieutenant Susan Pyper and the High Sheriff of West Sussex Andrew John Stephenson Clarke . Photo by Derek Martin

21 full time staff and three contractors work at TURBOSOUND headquarters in Partridge Green, and are all now subject to group consultation.

As a result of this decision, TURBOSOUND’s manufacturing will move to premises owned by MUSIC Group in Kidderminster, which serves as MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK’s UK manufacturing facility and MUSIC Group’s European Care Centre.

TURBOSOUND’s research and development activities will relocate to MUSIC Group’s research facility in Manchester, which houses over 60 engineers responsible for MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK research and development.

Existing staff have been offered the opportunity to relocate to the new premises in Kidderminster and Manchester

TURBOSOUND has won numerous awards over the years, including most recently a Queen’s Award in 2012 (see picture).