Our Ethos At London AV Solutions
On time and on budget is simply what we do. We’re a family firm. Perhaps that’s why the success of every project matters so much to us. We never say no and we always strive for excellence. We enjoy solving the challenges that leave others scratching their heads.
At the briefing stage, we spend time really understanding our clients’ lifestyle; how their house will be used and how the systems need to function. We work closely with each and every client (or their builder, architect, interior designer) to fully understand their needs and how technology can make their lives easier. We offer expert advice and only recommend solutions which we know are right, will meet the requirements we have discussed and will future proof the home.
Why Choose Us?
Family Run Business
We are a family run company and therefore we have true family values as a business. We believe in designing truly bespoke solutions for all of our clients.
We design our systems as individual projects, tailored to the clients requirements and budget. No two jobs will ever be the same.
Detailed, clear, line itemised proposals
We always provide a transparent, line itemised proposal, and these are confirmed figures based upon the requirements we have discussed. We do not believe in 'estimates' which then increase once we are appointed (unless the specification changes of course)
Our admin team are available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm to answer any of your queries. We also have an out of hours maintenance team which can provide you with emergency assistance.
No quibble 1yr warranty
We provide a no-quibble 1 year warranty on all parts and labour for the systems we provide. If you have any issues during this year we will attend to resolve them and replace equipment if needed.
We have many years experience in this industry and also the electrical industry. We rarely say 'no' to a client when they ask for a solution which is difficult or challenging. We will always find a way to provide the client with the service they require - even if this involves some new solutions which have not been tried before!
Meet the Team
Katie Sparrevohn - CEO
Katie founded the AV Solutions Group in 2018 (comprising London AV Solutions and Surrey AV Solutions) having successfully established and run an AV company in London since 2009. Having relocated from London to Godalming, Surrey it became clear that there was a huge demand for a similar company in Surrey and therefore Surrey AV Solutions was established and has grown from strength to strength over the past 4 years.
Katie’s Role as CEO:
Katie works primarily alongside Mikkel in Sales and also heads up the Strategic long term plans for the business. Katie would be your first point of contact if you wanted advice in regards to a new-build project and her skills lie in the discovery phase, working alongside you and your family to ensure that the system which has been designed meets your brief in regards to performance, functionality and budget.
Katie has successfully created a strong team of high performing, dedicated professionals who all form part of the 5* customer experience we offer at London Solutions.
Katie’s Life Outside of Surrey AV:
Katie is a mum to 3 daughters and 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who combined take up any spare time she has! Her favourite food is Japanese and her hobbies are watching Formula 1, travelling and attending live concerts.
Technical Sales Director
Mikkel Sparrevohn - Technical Sales Director
Mikkel founded the company alongside Katie in 2018 having successfully established and run an AV company in London since 2009. Having relocated from London to Godalming, Surrey it became clear that there was a huge demand for a similar company in Surrey and therefore Surrey AV Solutions was established and has grown from strength to strength over the past 4 years.
Mikkel’s Role as Technical Sales Director:
Mikkel works alongside Katie in Sales and also heads up the Technical Department. Mikkel would be your first point of contact if you wanted advice in regards to an upgrade project with an existing infrastructure or system in place. His skills lie in understanding what systems or infrastructure is already in place and then working alongside you and your family to understand what you require in terms of systems and in which rooms. He then works alongside Katie to create a bespoke proposal for you to meet your exact needs.
Mikkel is also the final point of escalation for any complex technical problems. His background and education lies in Mechanical & Electrical engineering therefore there are no problems which he cannot resolve. He is also able to program and deploy any of the systems we provide.
Mikkel’s Life Outside of Surrey AV:
Mikkel is a father to 3 daughters and 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels which is challenging at times! His hobbies are running, competing in marathons and watching his favourite football team Chelsea. He also enjoys travelling, especially home to see his family in Denmark.
Mo - Finance Director
Mo’s Role as Finance Director:
Mo works alongside Katie to assist the translation of the CEO’s vision into operation strategy and priorities. His focus is to deliver these priorities with consistency amongst processes and operational discipline throughout the business. Mo is fully qualified accountant (ACCA) with considerable experience in a senior financial management position.
Mo’s Life Outside of London AV:
Mo loves his sport especially football & cricket. In fact nothing will stop him playing football on a Thursday evening with the same team he set up 26 years ago! Mo is married with 2 lovely daughters.
Jodie - Project Co-Ordinator
Jodie’s Role as Project Co-Ordinator, Service & Maintenance:
Jodie runs our Service & Maintenance department, and gives telephone and first level/remote support. She also project manages small works and schedules our engineers ensuring they know where they are going and what they are doing. We applaud Jodie for managing the ever moveable task which is the engineers diary!
Jodie’s Life Outside of London AV:
Jodie is a mother of 2 and a keen runner. She has run 4 marathons and an ultra, participates in triathlons (half Iron Man) and enjoys walking her Cocker spaniel, Nero. Jodie is an avid listener of Popmaster and one day we hope to hear her on it…
Chris - Operations Director
Chris’ Role as Operations Director:
Chris has recently joined us after spending the majority of his working career in Commercial AV managing projects such as Theme Parks, Museums and even a Planetarium in the Middle East.
Chris is responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of the Project Delivery Team ensuring that the projects are delivered on-time and within budget whilst at the same time delivering excellence at each and every step.
Chris’ Life Outside of London AV:
Outside of the office Chris is a keen tennis player and mountain biker. He enjoys live performances and is father to 2 teens and one Labradoodle.
Jiten - Project Manager
Jiten’s Role as Project Manager:
Jiten started his career as an engineer and after over a decade in the industry worked his way up to project manager. He works on projects from start to finish – from the handover from the Design Co-Ordinator to the delivery of the system as the client intended. Jiten loves the interaction with clients and giving a 5* service.
Jiten’s Life Outside of London AV:
Jiten loves all sport and plays football and badminton. He enjoys travelling the world, visiting his family in Kenya and road trips across Europe. Jiten also enjoys cooking & eating and being a doting Dad to 2 girls.
David - Procurement Manager
David’s Role as Procurement Manager:
David is the person who, once your quote has been agreed, will work with our suppliers and get the products to our warehouse. He makes sure everything has arrived in pristine condition and will keep it safe until it is ready to be installed onsite. David also looks after our office and warehouse; from keeping the warehouse and stock room organised, keeping our demo room clean & ready for the next client to view, to keeping the staff’s drinks fridge fully stocked with Diet Coke.
David’s Life Outside of London AV:
Outside of work, David is an avid musician and freelances as a session guitarist, working alongside friends to create music for a variety of events, adverts, films etc. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, whether it’s watching a sunset or the latest Marvel film, as well as long weekend city trips.
Senior AV Engineer/Programmer
Mariano - Senior AV Engineer/Programmer
Mariano’s Role as a Senior AV Engineer/Programmer:
Whilst all of our racks are built, pre-configured and tested off site therefore minimising any issues before deployment and minimising the time spent on site, Mariano, our senior AV Engineer, will install the equipment and ensure the smooth running of the system. Mariano likes nothing more than making our clients’ dreams a reality and providing a 5* service.
Mariano’s Life Outside of London AV:
Mariano loves sport and is especially keen on cricket. He also loves watching movies but his biggest passion is all things technical. Mariano loves to research all the latest trends and technologies so he is always ahead of the curve!
Head of Marketing
Angela - Head of Marketing
Angela’s Role as Head of Marketing
Angela looks after all things marketing – brand & campaign management, content creation & social media, direct mail and events.
Her forte is really getting under the skin of our clients to ensure we are giving them what they need, when they need it.
Angela’s Life Outside of London AV:
Angela likes to spend her time in the great outdoors and is a lover of nature. Her passions include yoga, live music and travel. Angela enjoys popular culture and socialising with friends over good food.
Martin - AV Engineer
Martin’s Role as an AV Engineer:
Whilst all of our racks are built, pre-configured and tested off site in order to minimise any issues before deployment and also reduce the time spent on site, Martin, our AV Engineer will install the equipment and ensure the smooth running of the system. Martin enjoys seeing our clients’ dreams turn into reality and takes pride in providing a 5* service.
Martin’s Life Outside of London AV:
When he is not spending time with his toddler, Martin’s passion is collecting and restoring old Mercedes cars. He loves to bring them back to their former glory.
Sales & After Care
Maria - Sales & After Care
Maria’s Role as Sales & After Care
Maria works alongside Katie in Sales, and also with Jodie in providing after sales support to our Service & Maintenance clients. Maria is the first point of contact for all our prospective clients and manages our CRM system. She is also responsible for ensuring we provide a first class Maintenance service to our existing clients.
Maria’s Life Outside of London AV:
Maria has two grown up children and lives locally in the village of Frensham. She is a keen reader and gardener and loves nothing better than a long dog walk in the surrounding countryside with Dottie her black Labrador. Maria’s favourite pastime is socialising with her huge Sicilian family and catching up with friends!
Senior AV Service & Commissioning Engineer
Glenn - Senior AV Service & Commissioning Engineer
Glenn’s Role as Senior AV Service & Commissioning Engineer:
Whilst all of our racks are built, pre-configured and tested off site so as to minimise any issues before deployment and reduce the time spent on site, Glenn, our Senior AV Service & Commissioning Engineer, will install the equipment and ensure the smooth running of the system. He also services existing systems which fall under the comprehensive Maintenance contracts we offer. Glenn takes great pride in providing a 5* service and ensuring our clients’ get the system they dreamed of.
Glenn’s Life Outside of London AV:
When he’s not spending time with his family, Glenn loves mountain biking and listening to music. He collects vinyl and has a formidable collection. Glenn cites Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ as the best record ever made…
Lauri - Finance Manager
Lauri’s Role as Finance Manager:
Lauri works alongside Mo and Judy in Finance collating all the Management information each month to enable future decisions to be made and to check the company is running to budget. She also controls the cashflow, so primarily keeps everyone in check! She has over 20 years experience of dealing with the finances of small/medium companies and has a love for all things AV.
Lauri’s Life Outside of London AV:
Lauri is fur-mummy to 2 cats that keep her entertained and enjoys socialising with her friends, reading, cooking and taking a dip in her hot tub whenever she can! She also enjoys travelling and experiencing new things.
Paul - Rack builder
Paul’s Role as Rack builder:
Paul meticulously puts together our racks on site so they can be tested and any issues overcome before they get delivered to their final destination, therefore minimising time spent on site.
Paul’s Life Outside of London AV:
Paul loves music and has a recording studio at home having been a sound engineer for many years. Paul also enjoys cycling and watching his football team Tottenham win – which unfortunately isn’t that often these days..!
Junior AV Engineer
Alexander - Junior AV Engineer
Alexander’s Role as a Junior AV Engineer:
Whilst all of our racks are built, pre-configured and tested off site therefore minimising any issues before deployment and reducing the time spent on site, Alexander, our junior AV Engineer will install the equipment and ensure the smooth running of the system. Like all our engineers, Alexander takes pride in delivering a 5* service and ensuring our clients get the system they dreamed of.
Alexander’s Life Outside of London AV:
Alexander’s background is in music production and he loves music and anything technical. He is currently restoring his Saab. When he is not tinkering with technology, Alex loves gaming and cooking.
Kira & Bella
Kira & Bella - Office supervisors
Kira and Bella’s Role as Office Supervisors:
Kira and Bella like to ensure the smooth running of the office, making everyone happy with daily cuddles. They generally like to look very cute and occasionally they will participate in important Zoom calls with clients by snoring so loudly we can’t hear the clients! As a side line, they also like to double up as vacuum cleaners and clear up after lunch and any snacks….
Kira and Bella’s life outside of London AV:
Easy – walks, food, cuddles, sleep – on repeat!
We are hiring ....!
Senior Project Manager
We are hiring ....! - Senior Project Manager
Applications are invited for the position of Senior Project Manager at London & Surrey AV Solutions Ltd. This is a full-time position primarily at our HQ in Guildford, GU3 although there will be travel to London sites required and the possibility to work remotely on occasions.
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
This role may involve international travel.
As our company steadily expands, an exciting position has become available for an experienced AV Project Manager. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team and will be responsible for managing all our London & Surrey contracts. This is a Residential Project Manager role; we do not undertake commercial work.
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