As we discussed on a previous blog, PMT was born on a classic year for music. Now, let us show you how we went from just one small shop in Southend, to become the largest musical instruments retailer in the UK!
In 1991 two Essex boys had a vision: Most music stores seemed sad, lacking atmosphere, direction or any retail know-how. So they decided to inject some new ideas into the Music Industry and PMT was born! It's been an amazing ride... check it out!
17th AUGUST: OUR FIRST STORE OPENS - PMT SOUTHEND
PMT EXPANDS! ROMFORD STORE OPENS, IN AUGUST.
24th AUGUST: FIRST PMT STORE OUTSIDE ESSEX OPENS IN OXFORD... WITH A LEGENDARY GUEST!
NOVEMBER: PMT BIRMINGHAM OPENS, FEATURING THE LARGEST GUITAR WALL IN EUROPE.
THINGS ARE GETTING BUSIER AT PMT BIRMINGHAM, AND THE WORD KEEPS SPREADING...
AUGUST: TIME FOR A NEW STORE! PMT NORTHAMPTON OPENS ITS DOORS.
PMT WINS A MIA INDUSTRY AWARD FOR THE FIRST TIME! AND IT WASN'T TO BE THE LAST...
A GLORIOUS TIME FOR PMT, WHEN MARTIAL ARTS LEGEND/ GUITAR AFICIONADO STEVEN SEAGAL VISITED PMT BIRMINGHAM.
THE YEAR OF THE RAT! PMT OPENS THREE NEW STORES, IN JUNE: MANCHESTER, LEEDS & NORWICH
DOOM AND GLOOM FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SALES FALL, AND KIDS PREFER GUITAR HERO. BUT NOT AT PMT - SALES INCREASE, AS REPORTED BY THE BBC NEWS!
PMT OPENS BRISTOL STORE, IN MAY. PMT WINS THE FIFTH MIA AWARDS IN A ROW.
MAY '11: EXPANSION CONTINUES, NOW ON THE WEB: PMT ACQUIRES LIVERPOOL-BASED DOLPHIN MUSIC
A YEAR OF OLYMPIC HIGHS... AND NEW LOWS!
NEW STORE ADDED IN APRIL: PMT CAMBRIDGE.
2014? BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR PMT. OH, AND WE WON YET ANOTHER MIA AWARD! TIME TO LOOK BACK AT OTHER FAMOUS VISITORS TO OUR PMT STORES...
ANOTHER MASSIVE YEAR FOR PMT, AS WE OPEN THREE NEW STORES: NEWCASTLE (APRIL), ROMFORD LONDON (MOVING TO A BIGGER AND BETTER LOCATION, AUGUST) AND, FINALLY, CARDIFF (NOVEMBER).
BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! PMT CELEBRATES IT'S 25th YEAR IN STYLE. NEW PORTSMOUTH STORE OPENS IN MARCH, WHEN PMT ACQUIRES NEVADA MUSIC. PRS GUITARS SUPREMO - PAUL REED SMITH - PAYS A VISIT TO MANCHESTER. NEW STORE IN NOTTINGHAM SET TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER.