About Us

CUK is part of CUK group along with another two AV distribution companies across the UK and Ireland – Tukans (York), and CUK Video and Audio (Dublin).

Founded in 2005 by Managing Director, Stuart Thomson, and representing just one loudspeaker brand, CUK has developed into one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful and innovative distributors of audio, video, and control products, boasting an impressive portfolio of over TWENTY brands.

Far more than “just” a distributor, CUK  provides customers with value added services via a team of channel managers and support staff. Our staff have a great breadth of experience encompassing all aspects of the audio industry – commercial audio visual, leisure, live music, voice alarm and security, conferencing, recording, broadcast, and residential AV.

We are happy to put this experience at your disposal, helping you grow your business and enabling you to diversify in to different market areas and applications by leveraging our knowledge.

CUK – your technical audio visual partner.

CUK Group, CUK Audio and Tukans office locations

CUK team in 2005 - Alan Lochhead,, Stuart Thomson, Stuart Cunningham

How it Started

In 2004, Stuart Thomson was the export sales manager for an American loudspeaker manufacturer that was looking to improve its presence in the UK and Irish markets. This wasn’t proving easy as there were very few independent distributors serving the professional AV market at the time. Describing the problems he was facing to his colleagues, and bemoaning the lack of a suitable distribution partner, the fateful phrase “how hard can it be?” was uttered.

A few months later in April 2005, Stuart had the keys for an industrial unit in Glasgow, two employees and a plan to build a successful, independent professional audio visual distribution company.

In the September of that year, CUK were exhibiting at their first PLASA show at Earls Court in London showcasing a portfolio that had expanded to two brands although within a year the portfolio had expanded to five AV brands with products including loudspeakers, amplification, audio networking, media players and business music systems.

Service and Support

Our business is not about dispensing products but rather working with our manufacturer and integrator partners to provide AV solutions. To do this, we offer a number a number of services to our customers including

  • Site Surveys
  • Product Demonstrations
  • System Design
  • Electro-acoustic Modelling
  • Induction Loop System Design
  • System Commissioning Assistance
  • Product and System Programming
  • GUI Design
  • Tender Response Assistance
  • Dealer and End User Training
CUK Group Modelling GUI Design Services

CUK Audio Visual Distribution East Kilbride Headquarters

Our Facilities

Since 2019, CUK has been based in the Scottish New Town of East Kilbride, south of Glasgow. The building at Redwood Crescent is home to the back-office, sales and technical teams as well as housing 5 dedicated audio visual training suites and a modern distribution centre with over 750 pallet locations and 1000 small item locations.

Our in-house warehouse and logistics function allows us to maintain a large stock holding meaning the majority of orders can be dispatched immediately for delivery the following day to customers on the UK mainland.