Wiltshire Publications

Issue 501 – Audience Systems sit tight for Children in Need

Eagle eyed viewers of the BBC’s DIY SOS may have spotted a team from Westbury firm Audience Systems Ltd pitching in to help in a massive makeover challenge.

The show, screened on Thursday 10th November, saw the DIY SOS team overhaul the Norris Green Youth Centre in Liverpool. Seating specialists Audience Systems, based in Washington Road in Westbury, manufactured and installed a colourful bank of tiered seating for the centre – perfect for performances and sporting events.
The centre has already changed the lives of many children and young people, steering them away from crime in an area blighted by unemployment and gang violence.
Over 50 young people attend the centre daily, gaining positive experiences, and developing the skills and confidence they need to succeed in education, employment and the community. Built 52 years ago, the centre was in desperate need of an overhaul to allow it to reach out to more youngsters and expand its curriculum.
Audience Systems’ sales manager Colin Traynor attended the installation and the final unveiling, along with hardworking installers Martin Brookes and Piotr Jelonek. Colin commented, “We couldn’t believe how busy it was on site but everyone involved was so committed. It was such a pleasure to be involved.”
Right: Colin Traynor of Audience Systems with Nick Knowles and Chris Frediani from the DIY SOS team