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
I’ve always enjoyed engineering and electronics from an early age, and made my first amplifier when I was around 15 years old with hand drawn, and etched PCBs
I fell into my dream job working for Headstock where I’m able to directly push our ideas into reality, making great products for everyone. I’ve been here for 28 years, currently running the R&D Department for our Laney and HH brands.
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 . . .
I’ve worked at Headstock for quite a while, originally starting way back in 1994 as a storeman, carrying metalwork, transformers, and other components downstairs to the factory, then back up as fully built amplifiers ready to be packed & shipped out. Since then, I’ve worked as an electronic & audio test engineer for our HH mixer product line, and sales & technical support for our Laney products before finally settling in the IT department as application developer in 2008, and then as IT Manager for the last few years. My role here at Headstock combines two of my greatest passions – music & computers! What could be better?
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!!
The 13th of April 2015 was the day I started as Percussion Brand Manager at Headstock Distribution working with TAMA Drums and Zildjian Cymbals, two brands I have played my entire drumming life! Three days later, I found myself at the Frankfurt Musikmesse: Talk about being thrown in the deep end! However, it was fine because I had an amazing support team around me and I could not have been made to feel more of a team member, it was incredible!
Having been a drummer all my life, getting the opportunity to work with biggest brands in the industry is a dream, and waking up each day doing knowing I get to talk about drums all day is something I can’t even describe. By my very nature I am an entrepreneur and have a huge passion and drive to improve and grow, brands and businesses. When I joined Headstock, this is exactly what I wanted to do, and over my seven years, this is what I feel I have done.
The support network inside the business is incredible and I know that if I ever have an issue, I have someone who will listen. I very much look forward to the next seven years working with more brands.
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!