Phil Manning’s experience started in 1981, retailing in the electrical appliance industry. This lasted 10 years – 7 years full time and 3 years part time. He then spent over five years as a Queensland Divisional Manager for a national energy company. He, along with thirty of his other middle manager colleagues, were retrenched in October 1996.

After spending a few weeks kicking stones, he decided to look at his previous work experiences and the rest is history. Since December 1996, Phil operated a business called ‘Appliance Installation Service Gold Coast’. The business was involved in the delivery and installation of TVs, Videos, DVDs and Hi-Fi equipment. In September 2004 he changed from a Sole Trader to Mannings AV Services Pty Ltd. Since 1996 the equipment has changed dramatically. We now have OLED & LED Smart TV’s, both desk top and wall mounted, Home Theatre, Soundbars, PVR’s, DVD / HDD Recorders, Pay TV, Digital Set Top Boxes and the latest gaming machines like XBox, Wii & Playstation.