Entries by Neil Mitchell

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Queen’s Award Winners

Orange wins The Queen’s Award For Enterprise and International Trade 2006 and 2009 and once again in 2012 www.queensawards.org.uk, Nov 09 “The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. The Awards are made each year by the Queen, on the advice […]

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2011 – The Orange OPC

The OPC was a computer designed and built for a specific purpose: just as you have PC’s for gamers – the OPC was a computer made for musicians by musicians. Charlie Cooper – Marketing Director I’ve always been interested in building computers and media centres. A few years ago my dad, (Charlie is Cliff’s youngest […]

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2010 – Orange Global

ORANGE UK In 2009 Orange moved their headquarters to a much larger facility and office complex in the UK located in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire. It is the home of the Orange Custom Shop where we pioneered and developed the Tiny Terror amplifiers and Isobaric bass cabinet design. There is a separate department dedicated to transformer […]

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1972 – Orange & The BBC

Emperor Rosco Cliff Cooper – Founder & CEO Rosko is a very energetic larger-than-life character – even by DJ standards! He was adamant that his PA had to be the loudest as well as the best. When Orange upgraded it to 4000 watts he was overjoyed. Unfortunately, the council health inspectors weren’t so pleased because […]

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1971 – Getting Noticed

Cliff Cooper – Founder & CEO We originally had the idea of building the biggest speaker cabinet in the world so we built two guitar cabinets that were 24×12”. We also built a 10×15” bass cab. We used these cabinets at outdoor festivals and we received massive press coverage. Those cabs certainly sounded great and were […]