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JHS Honoured with NAMM Milestone Award

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has honoured John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. in Leeds with the Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognises retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

“2015 sees a very different commercial landscape to when John Skewes and his wife Madge started the business from a standing start 1965, but the basics remain constant,” says managing director Dennis Drumm. “Provide great customer service, offer saleable, well designed, profitable products, be prudent, follow through on promises, and be reliable, honest and trustworthy.”

He continues: “We’ve enjoyed trading around the world like that for 50 years, and continuing to do so is our legacy. In a business environment where domination and control seems such prevalent themes, we’ve always gotten more satisfaction from listening and serving. Fifty years – quite a milestone and one we would not have achieved without the strength and determination of our family, the support and cooperation of our vendors, staff and customers, along of course with the wonderful relationships we continue to enjoy with our many friends in the industry. Thanks to NAMM for recognising the moment.” 

“NAMM is proud to recognise John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. for their 50 years of service to their community, staff and to the music and sound products industry,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “Their hard work and willingness to adapt, as well as their commitment to making this world a more musical place have helped them stand the test of time and will be the driver of their future success.”

Milestone Awards are presented to long time industry leaders during the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The NAMM Show is the world’s largest gathering for the music instrument and product industry. The annual event brings together 95,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions and network with peers from 100 different countries.

23rd January 2015

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