About Griffin Video

Griffin Video have a wealth of experience in Audio Visual, Security and IT systems. Here is just a little information about our company.

History of Griffin Video

The History of Griffin Video began in 1930, as Griff Services, an electrical shop situated in front of a synagogue on Bristol Street, Birmingham, established by Francis Arthur Griffin, the father of Peter Griffin, who later joined the company and took the business into the fledgling radio and television industry. Peter eventually took over the business and continued to branch out further – with a name change to Griffin Radio Ltd. The firm went on to become one of the first TV rental services in Birmingham and later pioneered what was at the time, the developing technology of ‘Stereo’.

Then in 1978, bringing new blood and a third generation of the family, Stephen and James Griffin created the new entity of Griffin Audio Visual Ltd. to cater for another specialised field; television and video. Launched on a capital of £50,000, new premises were purchased and refurbished to provide a showroom, studio, offices and workshop facilities.

At the time when a domestic video machine would cost £800, a three-hour tape £15, and with popularity growing for people recording their favourite programs, Griffin Audio Visual found themselves at the beginning of a market boom. One year on and long before the days of Blockbuster, the possibilities of domestic video expanded further with the arrival of Birmingham’s first library; another Griffin Audio Visual venture, renting movies on VHS and the now defunct Betamax format. A £25 yearly subscription, complete with a membership card, gave the public freedom to watch movies in their own homes.

Today, Griffin’s busy sales and installation team sustain a watchful eye on a rapidly evolving industry as video, PC and DVD technology are integrated into multimedia systems. Griffin video have built a good reputation, supplying the likes of Jaguar cars, local Police authorities and the health sector. The mid-eighties saw a demand in the corporate market for promotional and training videos. Using the latest technology and collective years of experience, Griffin’s next phase would be the creation skilled personnel. Producing corporate videos for the likes of Lucas, Rover, and Q8 petroleum this venture would eventually become a highly profitable part of Griffin’s ensemble.


More than a decade on, and now based in Henley-in-Arden, Griffin Video have survived several recessions and seen many larger competitors come and go. Griffin put their survival down to their ability to evolve with the market and maintain strong relations with private and public sectors. Overall, being a family business, now in its fourth generation, they continue to provide a highly specialised, flexible and personal service. Hospitals and other NHS health organisations, as well as West Midlands Police have commissioned a state of the art remote controlled video system. This, combining with traditional CCTV with high-speed communication links, again puts Griffin at the forefront of technology development.

Griffin’s prime motivation has always been the needs of their clients. They understand the pressures by their customers of making the right choices in what is a complex business. Enthusiasm to support the customer through service, quality and care, leaves the customer assured of making the right decision and Griffin Video with an evolving business.


E: info@griffinvideo.co.uk   T: 01564 792270

Areas We Cover:

We are based in Henley in Arden, near to WarwickSolihull and Birmingham. We work all over the country including Worcestershire and West Midlands.

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