Bristol Bath Whos who Workshop Radfords CI Purchasing Info

Radfords - Hi-Fi, Home Cinema and Bespoke Home Solutions in the South West.

Radfords is a family run business established over thirty years ago in 1973 by Graham Radford and two partners. Graham who had trained as a television engineer saw the importance of the television and other technologies that were being launched at this time. The Early '70s were also the time when Japan started to show it's dominance in the consumer electronics market which Graham took to his full advantage.

Radfords in Broadmead
Old picture of Bath shop
Graham Radford outside of shop
Old Gloucester Road shop

Radfords has also been a very important part of the city of Bristol , having always been based here and at one point having three shops in the city. We have sponsored a number of music festivals, worked with a number of local charities and employed a large number of local people as well as being a founder member of the Bristol Hi-Fi Show. Our relationship with this city of Bath since the early '80s when we opened our shop there has also been a close one, again having for a number of years run events along side the Bath Music Festival.

Radford's staff have always been very important to the organisation many of them moving on to bigger and greater things, From humble beginnings on the shop floor at Radfords we have Tim Pickard, now a director of an investment bank in Sydney, Jason Gould, senior sales rep for Naim, Chris Tuck, senior sales rep for KEF Reference and the list goes on!


•  2 demonstration rooms ( Dedicated music room and home cinema room)
•  Car Parking at rear of shop (see map for details)
•  Selection of plasma screens LCD screens and projectors
•  3 Fully functioning multi-room music system in store
•  Designer Hi-Fi Furniture, stands and cabinets
•  In-store workshop for specialist repairs
•  Bristol 's largest selection of Loud Speakers
•  Exclusive Brands to the South West
•  Price promise to try and beat any non-sale price from any shop in the Bristol area
•  Sale "rail" (Always possible to find a bargain in-store)


•  2 demonstration rooms ( Dedicated music room and home cinema room)
•  Parking meters outside shop and a car park within 5 minutes walk (see map for details)
•  Specialist dealers in high-end British Hi-Fi including Linn, Chord Electronics, Monitor Audio and Exposure
•  Fully functioning multi-room music system in store
•  Designer Hi-Fi Furniture, stands and cabinets
•  Takes in repairs for the Bristol Workshop
•  Exclusive Brands to Bath
•  Sale "rail" (Always possible to find a bargain in-store)

Who's Who


Alex Radford (Managing Director) - Bristol
Alex took over the running of the company in 2002 after five years living in London and realising that there's no place like home!! Alex's passion is home cinema and any kind of new technology!

Glenn Abrahams (Sales) - Bristol
Our resident Quad expert Glenn has been with the company since 1991 and divides his passion for two channel hi-fi with his love for motorbikes. So if you need any information on what sounds best with a couple of Quad valve amps or what kind of oil works best in a Ducati 996 then Glenn's your man!!

Del Higgins (Sales) - Bristol
Del 's been with Radfords since 1988 and for that reason there probably isn't anyone in Bristol who knows more about hi-fi than Del.

Chris Lovell (Sales and Installations) - Bristol
Chris, who joind Radfords in 2004 after a stint with Sextons Car Audio has a keen interest in home cinema and no one in the South West knows how to set-up a projector quite like Chris. Chris is also our multi-room expert so give him a  call if you're starting a new project!

John Savage (Store Manager) - Bath
John is one of our longest serving employees having started way back when Wham were still topping the charts! With a wealth of knowledge in both the Home Cinema and more traditional hi-fi arenas there is very little John does not know about this market. Test him if you dare!! John also is passionate about music and even tries to make his own with his band!

Robert Mckenzie Kitchen (Sales) - Bath
Watch this space!

Leon Baker (Group Accountant) - Bristol
Leon joined Radfords in 2004 as our group accountant.

Radfords CI

Radfords CI is a separate division of the Radfords Group to provide bespoke entertainment systems to the people of the South West. Established in 2003 it has grown in size exponentially, bringing in customers around the country. Specializing in Living Control and Linn Knect systems the catch phrase for Radfords CI is simply 'let your imagination go wild!' From LCD screens in your bathroom, plasma screens appearing at a touch of a button from behind a cabinet and speakers shaped like Rocks in your garden anything is possible. For more information see our section on Custom Installation.

Radfords Workshop

Radfords Workshop

Radfords Workshop is based in the Bristol shop. It is run by Alan Gardner who has been with the company since 1974. He specialises in repairs to all hi-fi and home cinema equipment except vision products (television, plasma, projectors etc). He is especially skilful with turntables, valve amplifiers and anything that might be described as 'exotic'. He also has an unimaginable number of manuals from pretty much every piece of electronics manufactured since 1974! Though none are for sale!!

Terms of payment: When you bring your equipment into the workshop there is a £20 deposit to be paid. If the repair is expected to cost more than £60 then Alan will contact you with an estimate. If it expected to be less than £60 then Alan will go ahead with the work.

If once you have had your estimate you decide not to get ahead with the work we are happy to give you a credit note for the purchase of new equipment to the value of £20 valid for 3 months.

Repairs usually take between 7 and 10 day working days (although can take much longer if parts are difficult to get hold of).

Guarantee Period: All repairs are guaranteed for 3 months.

Contact Information: Call Alan on 0117 9446 305 or email him at

If you would like an estimate please email with the following information and Alan will contact you with possible costs.

Contact Phone Number
Type and age of Equipment

Purchasing Info

Making A Purchase Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our Catalogue and simply click on the buy button. At this point your chosen item will be put into your ‘PayPal' cart. At this point you can either ‘checkout' or carry on shopping. Once you have finished shopping simply follow the instructions on the PayPal site.

If you would prefer not to use PayPal we can accept credit card payment over the telephone.

Shipping Prices are as follows:

We currently ship to the UK only. International orders will be available soon.If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
17.5% VAT is included on all products
We guarantee your satisfaction. All of our products come with a 14 day no quibble guarantee.

If you wish to return an item please:
•  Email explaining why you would like to return the item.
•  In the case of a faulty product please provide a full description of the fault
•  Wrap the item securely in its original packaging with all warranty cards, manuals, remotes and other accessories
•  Send the package using an appropriate courier service to the address below:

Internet Returns
Radfords Ltd
10-12 Gloucester Road

We will notify you via email once your refund has been processed

If you have any queries please contact us at or on 0117 924 0878