est. 1923

Sumner’s is a family business that has been trading on the same location in Northenden, South Manchester since 1923. We pride ourselves on exceptional levels of service and one of the widest ranges of premium quality audio and visual technology in the North West.

By looking after our customers and offering them exceptional service and great value for over 90 years we have grown a reputation to be very proud of. We believe in offering a full service that takes the hassle out of buying new technology – when you buy from us we will ensure your purchase is delivered, installed and set-up ready to use – we will even take away the boxes for you if you desire. Our customer testimonials speak volumes about our service and the number of repeat customers we enjoy speaks for itself.
The service doesn’t end after installation either, being an approved service centre for Panasonic and Sony as well as a Bose Centre of Excellence we can ensure you continue to have the highest quality standards from your purchase long after you have left the shop.

History & Heritage

G H Sumner started repairing and selling radios from a small shed based on the current site way back in 1923, as technology has moved on so has the business. Sumner’s were one of the first retailers in the area to specialise in the sale and repair of televisions and the business has pioneered new technology throughout decades of successful growth.

Founded in 1923 by George Harold Sumner (grandfather to Joanna).

The business was selling and repairing radios and charging equipment (batteries),

In 1958 Alex Sumner joined his father at age 13, working when not in school.

Alex became an engineer, repairing radios and televisions.  He introduced the brands National Panasonic and then Sony.  Alex rebuilt the shop into the showroom we see today.

In 1984 Jason joined the company aged 19.

Jason started as a delivery driver for Sumners.  He then progressed into sales, growing the company, and adding brands such as Samsung, LG, Bose and Sonos.  Jason took over the business in 2018.

In 1985 Joanna (grand daughter to founder George) joined the business.

She took a place in the accounts department and later became Accounts Manager, bringing the accounting procedures up to date and introducing computerisation.  She now runs the business with husband Jason.

Our philosophy is simple – customer satisfaction comes first.