Meet The Team

Steve Budd

Founder, Owner, Director

Having pursued numerous life callings ranging from KFC and The Cheese Factory to Accountancy and Applications Development, Steve moved to the AV Industry in 2003 where he became a Franchise Owner for a Hi-Fi Store and then an AV Install Company. Predicting a shift to E-Commerce in the market, he set up the original Ceiling Speakers website and has been driving the company forward with his ‘infectious power of delusion’ ever since.

Favourite Album:

‘Wish You Were Here’ – Pink Floyd

Sam Taylor

Sales Manager and Technical Support

After a chequered career flipping burgers and pulling pints, Sam followed his passion and joined the AV Industry in 1999, working as store and/ or custom installation manager for a number of Hi-Fi shops, followed by custom installer for a well-established international Systems Integrator. Since joining The Specialist Audio Company he has been providing top tier installation and AV advice to our customers, but rest assured he can still pour a cold one too…

Favourite Album:

‘Electronic Highway’ –

C.J. Bolland

Stephen Clark

Warehouse/Dispatch Manager

A jack-of-all-trades, Stephen has been everything from a Picture Framer to a Shower Enclosure Engineer to a Ski Technician (when he hasn’t been riding his bike, that is…). Along the way he has worked in various warehouses, as well as in Logistics and Stock Management, and it was this that brought him to us. His keen eye for detail and general common sense are crucial for the running of The Specialist Audio Company.

Favourite Album:

‘Two Virgins’ 

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Jason Budd

Sales Manager and Technical Support

By the Mid 90s Jason wanted to follow the Passion for Music and became Branch Manager of a National Chain of HiFi Shops, then took over the Franchise in 2007. This passion still exists today, now having moved into the internet to supply HIFi and Audio Visual products.. “yes we need to sell items to pay the bills, but knowing we have supplied the right items to produce music at it’s best for our customers is still very immensely satisfying”

The Wall - Pink Floyd

Favourite Album​:

The Wall –

Pink Floyd

Davide Defendi

Digital Marketer / E-Commerce Developer

Having worked as sound engineer back in Italy, Davide moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue his interests in Sound Recording and Design for Films. After a few years, with experience in computing, he wanted to expand his skillset to Marketing and E-commerce Development and found the perfect role in the expansion of The Specialist Audio Company. When he’s not fighting with various bits of code you can find him surfing the cold waves of Britain’s beaches.

Favourite Album:

‘Italyan, Rum Casusu Çikti’ – 

Elio E Le Storie Tese