Our History & PMT Stores
On the 17th August 1991, entrepreneurs Simon Gilson and Terry Hope opened PMT Southend, with a desire to create a retail environment that was pure "Rock and Roll", at the same time making it open and inviting to all.
This was quickly followed by the first PMT Romford store in August 1994, which moved to a bigger location to contain over 8,000 square foot of goodness in August 2015.
In August 1995 we opened the first PMT store outside of Essex, PMT Oxford, which was followed by more national expansion in 2001.
PMT Birmingham was opened in November 2001, which houses the UK’s largest guitar wall. PMT Northampton followed this in August 2005.
Three years later, we opened PMT Manchester, PMT Leeds, and PMT Norwich in June 2008. PMT Bristol opened it’s doors in May 2010 shortly before we acquired the online ‘Dolphin Music’ business in May 2011.
In April 2013, we opened PMT Cambridge and more recently in April 2015 we opened PMT Newcastle. Plus, in November 2015, we opened our first music shop in Wales, PMT Cardiff.
In March of 2016, we opened PMT Portsmouth, and PMT Nottingham in October 2016.
The latest music store, PMT London, opened in October 2017, and our flagship store PMT Birmingham moved to an even better premises in June 2019.
PMT Online has grown alongside our stores to give our customers all the latest product news and information about our shops and also allows you to do your shopping on the go, but with the same trusted PMT standard.
In 2017, the popular North-West-based website Dolphin Music joined forces with PMT Online to provide one of the UK's best online Musical Instrument platforms.
We also have dedicated channels via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter to answer your questions, offer helpful advice and share the latest news.
With a dedicated Blog for Advice, Guides and Music News, a growing Youtube Channel and a massive shopping platform for new products, there's no better place to buy Musical Instruments than Professional Music Technology!
And when we say ‘Multi-Award Winning’, we mean loads! We currently have 9 Music Industries Association (MIA) awards for Excellence including:
- MIA Best Multiple Retailer/ Best Retailer (Large) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
- MIA Best Presented Retailer 2014
- Orange Amplifiers' No.1 Retailer in the UK
- Fender Europe's Top Dealer Award 2005
We are also a member of the MIA's (Music Industry Association) Trusted Music Store programme, which recongises our services to the music industry for over 25 years.