Contacta’s Managing Director, Simon Thomas, first started working for his father’s business in the early 1970s, when Bert Thomas was running Contacta from a room above the garage at the family home.More than 50 years after starting in the accounts department, Simon has done virtually...

The environment and climate change are key considerations for every business.  New technologies will no doubt be chosen in part for their energy performance, particularly at a time when energy costs are rising.Energy efficiency and environmental considerations are built into the design of all our...

Hearing loops are present in many high street stores, but a lack of staff awareness and poor maintenance can mean that customers with hearing loss don’t get the service they need.With the addition of screens to protect against the spread of coronavirus, window intercom systems...

Contacta exports its products to countries right across Europe and we needed to be ready for the advent of Brexit.  Preparations began months ahead of the 1st January 2021, when the free movement of people, goods and services came to an end.Much of the research...

Shops and supermarkets have a duty to meet the needs of their disabled customers.  As well there being equality legislation, the government’s recently announced National Disability Strategy puts greater focus on removing barriers that have “historically prevented people from playing a full role in public...

NEWSContacta are finalists in two industry award categories thanks to our high standards of product development and innovation.Audio technologyThe V Series Pro large area hearing loop drivers are shortlisted in the ‘Audio Technology of the Year’ category of AV Magazine’s AV Awards.The class-D range is...

During the COVID-19 pandemic, safety for staff and patients has been a priority in hospitals. Screens and barriers being put in place to prevent the transmission of infection are increasing safety at interaction points including at pharmacies, outpatient departments, maternity wards, and A&E reception.However, together...

Monday 3rd May saw the start of the annual Deaf Awareness Week with the theme for this year being ‘Coming Through it Together’ – a reference to the COVID pandemic and the challenges it presents to people with hearing loss.The Week is always an opportunity...

Three of our engineering team have clocked up more than 60 years’ service with Contacta.Paul Mann, Harish Patel and Stuart Ward have seen a lot of changes since joining us at the turn of the Millennium in 2000.Covering South Yorkshire, Birmingham and London respectively, the...

Contacta engineers have been working throughout the pandemic to make sure work for our customers is able to continue.All of our field engineers are provided with personal protective equipment including fluid-resistant face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser.Many of them have had their first vaccination and...

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