IVC Audio Visual celebrates its 30th anniversary

IVC Audio Visual celebrates its 30th anniversary
AV/IT system integrator IVC Audio Visual is celebrating 30 years in business this month. Originally incorporated in 1993 as TCL, it’s name has evolved through Integrated Video Communications, IVC, IVC Media to today as IVC Technologies trading as IVC Audio Visual.

Starting at a time when the Pro-AV industry was transitioning from AV technology ‘out-of-a-box in-room’ type systems, to enterprise-wide networked projects, the company’s initial staff came from the cable TV industry, bringing with them a deep understanding of sound and vision distribution over local and wide area networks. 

With the rapid growth of both IVC and the AV industry, it soon became apparent that the business needed more trained AV engineers, a problem that still exists today. In the absence of any recognised AV engineer training facilities in the UK, IVC turned to the USA for help and soon became a member of the ‘International Communications Industries Association’ (ICIA) which in turn became ‘InfoComm International’ in 2005. ‘InfoComm’ subsequently evolved into the ‘Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association’ (AVIXA) in 2017 with IVC quickly achieving ‘Diamond Level AV Solutions Provider’ accreditation. 

IVC’s journey in the global AV industry has resulted in the receipt of multiple industry awards over the years including an Inavation Award for Commercial Project (large) for its National Assembly Wales project in 2007.

In 2022, as a ‘thank you’ to the company’s loyal staff, IVC transitioned to an employee-owned business making all the existing and future staff the owners of the company. With the retirement of founder Ray Harding last month and the appointment of a new MD, the company is in good hands for its next 30 years.

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