Bowers & Wilkins is a British loudspeaker company that produces mid-range through reference quality hi-fi and home theater speakers. The company name is often abbreviated to just B&W. Joe Atkins is the current owner and chairman. He is the successor to Robert Otto Trunz, who led the company after founder John Bowers died in 1987. Bowers & Wilkins is based in its home town of Worthing, West Sussex, England. B&W is part of the B&W Group Ltd, which also includes Rotel and Classé audio.