Headstock Group is a strong, well-financed, family business focussed on long-term goals. The culture is friendly, whilst being focussed and dynamic with fast decision-making when required. With product design and engineering, manufacturing, global sales & marketing and domestic distribution all present within the same businesses, there are many interesting fields for a wide variety of motivated and capable employees.
Headstock Group is an equal opportunity employer and individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, colour, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical and mental disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Interested in working for Headstock Group? Here are a few words from some of the Headstock Team
In September 2022 I celebrate 40 years of employment with Laney/Headstock. I completed my 1st year City & Guilds for Carpentry at West Bromwich College way back in 1982. I was interviewed by Lyndon Laney for a cabinet maker role and Lyndon suggested I could have a bright future with the Company, and he certainly kept this promise: My position with Laney matured very rapidly, as did the growth of the business, and I became Mechanical Production Manager.
Almost 20 years ago we purchased a design-built distribution centre for Headstock Group suitable for our distribution business growth and I became Warehouse Manager for the site. Where’s the time gone?
I met and married my wife Michele in 1985 at Laney and this year we celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. What a fabulous life I’m living!
In 1986 I started work for Laney Amplification as the only sales rep, selling to music shops all over the U.K. and Ireland. In 1989 Laney acquired HH Electronics so I morphed to selling amplifiers and speaker boxes to the BBC and various Pro-Audio companies as well. In the late ‘90s we took on distribution for Ibanez and TAMA, so I started to sell guitars and drums as well – nothing if not adaptable . . .
I became the International Sales Manager in 2009 and now cover S.E. and Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. I have been lucky to visit parts of the world I would never have dreamt of seeing, meeting some wonderful people, and making some life-long friends. We are a close-knit team – more like a family really, of which I appear to be the aged uncle – and we have been known to enjoy a few beers together . . .
Combining my passions for music, engineering, and live events, I gained a degree in Engineering Acoustics from the renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University, whilst playing guitar (badly!) and working at as many gigs as I could. After graduation I began a career in loudspeaker design, specialising in musical instrument speakers, before becoming the R&D Manager for a British MI company. I joined Laney / HH early in 2009 and now use my experience in design, manufacturing, acoustics, live sound, and relationships to support our product development, our customers and of course our manufacturing of world class products, whether in our own West Midlands facility or overseas with our partners. I still play guitar badly!
I have known and worked with the Headstock team for many years and have developed great friendships with the people there. When the opportunity arose to actually join Headstock I jumped at the chance, and I now have the privilege of being part of the Headstock team.
I feel deeply passionate about the company’s ethos. I had been working for a Chinese company before and I feel that the management model and work philosophy are very different at Headstock and it suits my personality much better now.
I enjoy engineering and making great products
Although I have always had a love for the guitar, I have found that my skills quickly became more focussed on the sales and service of product as opposed to my artistry as a player. I have been involved in the music business for many years where at the age of 15 I started my first job selling instruments in a large city music store. This is where I had my first opportunity to get to know the Laney brand before then moving to an Australian Distribution company that represented the brand. It was during this time I had the opportunity to meet several of the Laney family and these moments had always left a lasting impression on me.
After spending several successful years in Export Sales and Management for Pro Audio corporates I was given the opportunity of working for the Headstock company. I have now been with the Company for over 11 years and have felt honoured daily to be able to work for such a great organisation. I very much enjoy the family feel of the business with the ability to have direct access to senior management as opposed to multi-level middle management found in the corporate companies I have worked for.
I was made to feel part of the team from day one and the relationships and comradery are unlike any I have ever experienced in the workplace. Everyone actually likes spending time together and supports each other, everyone is passionate about what we do, especially in how we can best serve and provide solutions to our customers and end users alike…Very few staff leave this business, and you’ll find that many of them have been around for well over 20 years…
It truly is a unique company and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it daily. Oh, and as a bonus you also get to meet some pretty cool people!!
After working for 25 years in MI Retail Management, I joined the Headstock team in late 2019.
I’m a guitarist and bass player, having been a massive fan, and player, of Laney Amps and Ibanez guitars since the 90’s.
As the Guitar & Backline Key Account Manager for the UK & ROI, it is my job to work with top retailers, ensuring sales of product, quality of service and training is provided for the end user. I also work closely with our Purchaser, AR Manager and Marketing Director, who help support the service we can provide to our customers.
The Headstock team are dedicated and passionate, providing years of experience and expertise in our industry, I couldn’t ask for better support. Working for a company with such a rich heritage in amplification and music history is simply amazing! I’m very lucky to have been able to turn my lifelong passion for music, guitars, and amplifiers into my day job.
Headstock, are a company whose products are conceived, designed, and built by musicians for musicians. As a musician, who can ask for more than that?