For the last 18 years we have built a business that now employs a dedicated team of over 20 people, with UK and Dublin bases, we are super grateful that we continue to be supported by customers all over the World.
Since the age of 14, John McCombie, the owner and founder of Pinknoise, always wanted to be a BBC "sound engineer". Lack of academic achievement meant that the dream fell short of all the requirements for an apprenticeship. From the age of 16, he also had a career in electronics sales, building speakers, amplifiers and running a mobile sound system. After attending university on a dedicated film course for 2 years, he was ready for a freelance career.
Specialising in sound for documentary, he soon found his feet in the great city of Manchester, and later Bristol, working as a sound recordist. "I was lucky and just seemed to be in the right time and place for being offered jobs", he recalls. There was a lot of work around. Many years of exciting adventures, music and wildlife documentaries were prominent on his CV.
Around 1997, John decided to get interested in audio post production and set up, with the help of his parents backing, a small Bristol based audio post production studio, was set up. Located in the old Massive Attack studios (The Coach House), in the control room, it was a great space with a great vibe! There was a Genelec monitoring system and here the name Pinknoise Post Production was imagined. We used a Pinknoise generator to reference the speakers - "That's a cool thing" he remembers, and the name just seemed like a good one. (The original company name was called Reel Noise).
With thanks and gratitude to all our customers,
Consistent Stock Held
We try to keep stock of our catalogue in both our UK and EU warehouses to fulfil orders.
Meet the Team
Elite Business 100 Top SME 2023
In March our Owner and Founder John and Operations Director Mitch went to the Tower Hotel in London for the Elite Business EB100 top SME businesses of 2023 awards ceremony.
We were judged on longevity, contribution to the community, team development and innovation. These are all things we are constantly working on to make sure we are doing the best for our customers.
We're delighted to have made it as 28th in the top 100 and we would like to thank Elite Business Magazine for ranking us so highly against the other great companies.
Our Core Values
Be the very best we can for our customers.
Offer consistent great service and a wide range of products.
Offer good value and fairness for customers - always.