Helios companies


There has been more than one Helios company. The first was created by Dick Swettenham in 1969, the second by Tony Arnold in 1999 and another by Dick in 2000.

The limited companies

Dick Swettenham's Helios Electronics company

The first Helios Electronics company arose from an agreement dated 1 April 1969 between Helios Electronics Limited and Island Records Limited.

Incorporated 29 April 1969
Company number 01932987
Managing Director Richard Swettenham
Dissolved 22 June 1993

Tony Arnold's Helios Electronics company

This has no relation to Dick's original company and Tony himself died in May 2019.

Incorporated 26 November 1999
Company number 03884408

Dick Swettenham's Helios Professional Audio company

When Dick came to formalise the project that had been dubbed internally as Helios II, he found that the Helios Electronics name had been taken and so another name was chosen.

Incorporated 25 May 2000
Company number 04001990
Website www.helios-audio.com

The partnerships

Although not strictly Helios, Dick was also involved with these audio-related partnerships during his career:

  • Richard Swettenham Associates
  • Swettenham-Slaughter Associates