Canadian Joe Atkins tells Karl West why he is looking to entrust his high-end electronics company in West Sussex to the likes of LVMH

Joe Atkins has a contacts book that includes George Lucas, the Sultan of Brunei and the senior management teams at Apple and Maserati. For 30 years he has built Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) from a niche British speaker manufacturer into a world-beating consumer audio brand.

But unlike its ubiquitous rectangular headphones or its Zeppelin Air and A7 wireless speakers, the Canadian owner of B&W is a virtual unknown.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS