About GK Electronics
Gary Kenton - Proprietor of GK Electronics for over 20 years.
Gary has had many years’ experience in the music business and has all the required knowledge to provide a professional and friendly service tailored to your specific needs.
Gary was brought up in a musical environment, his father was a bandleader and his mother was the singer. In the 1970’s they owned the ‘Moonrakers’ Licenced restaurant in Redruth. This gave Gary experience of running a business; he was involved with all aspects of the operation including handling the money, suppliers, staff and customers.
On leaving school at 18 Gary started his first solo venture, opening up a shop in Station Hill, Redruth, selling sound and lighting equipment, and also home organs. This lasted for 18 months, eventually closing down before the big sewage upgrade scheme closed Redruth to traffic for some months.
During this time Gary had still been running a very low-key business selling sound and lighting equipment from home. Now the decision was taken to expand this and so premises were found at Dudnance Lane, Pool. This business ran for a few years, but unfortunately the decision to take a partner into the business later on did not work and eventually the business was forced to close down.
Gary then took a job with RJ Fletcher as a technician, and worked there for 18 months, bringing many of his own customers to the business. However in 1993 he took the decision to leave and set up a new business of his own ‘GK Electronics’.
GK Electronics was founded by Gary Kenton on 21st February 1993. It traded from rented premises at Unit 2, Agar Way. Stock was minimal and customers few at first, but Gary persevered and gradually built up both.
In 2014 GK Electronics moved into the substainally bigger Unit 7A, and continues to thrieve within the industry. Over the last few years, GK Electronics has become a trusted and reliable company, being able to include many top businesses as clients. Some of these clients include:
The Maritime Museum Falmouth | Flambards Theme Park
The Cornish Pirates Penzance | The Minack Theatre
Carn Brea Leisure Centre | St Austell Brewery
Camborne Rugby Club | The Falmouth Hotel
Expo West | Trerice House Newquay | Tavistock College
Leanne Kenton - Marketing Executive.
Leanne joined GK Electronics in 2014.
She obtained a degree in English and Media Studies at Tremough and so is ideally qualified to take on the task of promoting the services of GK Electronics to a wider audience.
Leanne has also had experience in the licenced trade and worked in other retail premises so this gives her a basic understanding of the needs of venues from an operator's point of view.