About - People


Adrian Farmer, Artistic Director

Adrian, who was trained as a classical pianist, first encountered Nimbus Records in 1979, when he was invited to record for them.  He quickly became Principle Record Producer and Music Director, joining the Board in 1983.  He spanned both sides of the early Nimbus businesses maintaining the creative focus for Nimbus records whilst driving the international sales for the manufacturing division and latterly the technology company. Adrian now concentrates on the recording and issuing of new titles on the Nimbus label and shares artistic direction for the Summer Series with William Boughton

Antony Smith, Business Director

Antony joined Nimbus 24 years ago and was made a main board Director in 1997.  He was initially responsible for organising Nimbus Records' distribution network, first in the UK and then in the US, and was appointed General Manager of Records in 1993 with responsibility for Production and International Sales and Marketing.  He was later appointed Vice President of Commercial Operations for the laser mastering division Nimbus Technology & Engineering responsible for global contract negotiation and European Sales.  In November 1997 he became Director of Asia Operations and in March 1998 relocated to Singapore to manage the company's sales and after sales in a region stretching from Australia to China and from India to Japan. Since returning to the UK in May 2002 he has worked to develop commercial strategies for the Wyastone Business Park, the Nimbus short run disc service, along with the global sales for Nimbus, Lyrita, Saydisc, Halle and other partner labels. He is now responsible for all aspects Wyastone's business to grow the commercial success and to enhance the local, national and international profiles.


Gerald Reynold

Gerald Reynolds has worked alongside his brother Michael in the music and media industry since the 1960s. Together with Dr Jonathan Halliday, he was the original mechanical designer of the Nimbus Laser Beam Recorder in 1983 and has continued to be a driving force behind new developments in technology.  Three years ago he initiated the development of an Electron Beam Recorder in thebelief that optical disc and magnetic data storage would require significant and rapid increases in both capacity and performance in the post DVD environment. Gerald now manages the internal manufacturing systems and is working on new processes that will bring even greater flexibility to the way music is sold.