The UK and Ireland comprise one of the top audio design markets in the world, and Audio Precision is proud to serve directly the many resident audio analyser users with our UK office. Staffing a direct office allows AP to provide customers residing in the British Isles faster access to AP’s technical expertise and help with their audio test challenges.
Additionally, in spring 2020, GRAS Sound & Vibration joined the Battery Ventures’ portfolio (AP’s parent company), bringing together two great brands into one platform. As such, we are now offering all GRAS products through Audio Precision UK Ltd, alongside our AP audio testing suite within the United Kingdom.
UK Office – Audio Precision / GRAS Sound & Vibration:
Audio Precision UK Ltd.
South Fens Business Centre
Fenton Way, Chatteris,
Cambridgeshire, PE16 6TT
For reference, your local UK GRAS and AP contacts are:
Philippa joined GRAS UK in 2017 and has worked with customers across a broad range of industries, from aerospace to consumer electronics, to provide them with the optimum test solutions for their application. She brings considerable business development expertise to her role having worked in advertising sales during her early career and later as a Business Development Manager at Cromwell Tools selling a large portfolio of engineering products. Very much a people person, Philippa spent four years in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she taught English before returning to the UK and joining the GRAS UK team. Philippa plays a key role in the UK sales team, looking after both new and existing accounts, as well as coordinating marketing activities and events.
Prior to joining the AP / GRAS Sound & Vibration team, James spent 12 years with Campbell Associates, a provider of sound, vibration and air monitoring solutions, as both sales representative and the UK country sales manager. James has a degree in Product Design and Technology, as well as a diploma in Acoustics.
James Kelly is a British test and measurement engineer with over 20 years’ experience of designing custom automated test solutions for a variety of manufacturers in the audio industry, mainly using AP audio analysers. Before joining Audio Precision, James worked for companies including ARCAM (where he helped to develop the first ever functional ‘bed of nails’ testing facilities using AP analysers), TAG McLaren Audio, and International Audio Group (IAG) where he served as Head of Engineering in both Cambridgeshire and Shenzhen, China. Prior to leaving IAG, he designed automated test facilities for the manufacturing groups of Quad, Wharfedale, Mission and AudioLab.
Victoria joined the UK team in November 2020. With 20+ years’ experience of office and customer account management, she is a great asset to the team.
Please feel free to reach out to Philippa, James or Victoria should you have any questions or need further assistance
Rental: For short term projects, Audio Precision has an inventory of our standard configuration audio analysers available for rental. All rental analysers are ISO:17025 calibrated.
Leasing: For UK companies that prefer small monthly payments over a capital outlay, Audio Precision offers long-term leases through an arrangement with RFL Credit. Leasing is equally ideal for startups that need test gear to get to market and established companies that want to keep engineers equipped with the latest technology while conserving capital.
Please contact the AP UK office to coordinate rental requests and leases.
Audio Test Technical Support
Audio Precision offers free technical support to all customers for as long as they own their instruments. UK customers have three options for tech support. The first place to look is AP’s Technical Library, which contains hundreds of resources on common challenges facing audio engineers as well on tips on how to get the most out of your AP analyser.
If you need one-to-one help, please contact our UK office.
For more involved support, the combined Audio Precision and GRAS Tech Support team is also at your service. Visit the main tech support page for more information.
Audio Analyser Service in the UK
Instrument service for customers in the UK and Ireland is handled by AP’s UK office. Please contact the AP UK office to coordinate service and calibration requests.