50 YEARS OF PLM
50 years ago, the PLM founder, Roy Sands, set up a lighting business from his garage, alongside his two business associates. There is no way anyone could have known back then just what was being formed. From small beginnings, great things happened. My wonderful dad built up a company which now has over 30 employees, a range of fabulous clients and a lot of happiness thrown in too.
I am very proud of my dad, Roy, and the lighting business which he has spent his life working to build up, with my amazing mum by his side. It is no accident that the business has grown so much to now boast a UK-wide operation with an impressive client list boasting some of the country’s best-loved and prestigious brands as well as household names.
Dedication and devotion got the company to where it is now. A testament to this is how we still have team members who have been with us since the early days – great people like Graham Bridger and Tracey Hughes – have been pivotal to PLM’s successes. I am also so lucky that my children, Joel and Roni, are devoted to the success of the business too and bring their own skills to the table.
We simply couldn’t let our 50th anniversary pass by without celebrating in style. We also weren’t going to let this milestone go unnoticed without saying a huge thank you to all of the people who have made all this possible, either. So, we invited the entire company, as well as some of our trusted suppliers, clients and business associates to the Basingstoke Country Hotel to appropriately mark the occasion.
Dressed in our finest attire, we enjoyed a delicious buffet, a fabulous cake, thousands of pick ‘n’ mix sweets and we danced the night away to music from a great live band. We also all made good use of a ‘selfie station’ sharing our snaps on social media and taking everything from feather boas to oversized sunglasses home with us as mementoes of a very fun evening!
Regardless of bloodline, everyone who works for PLM is part of our family. We are all pulling in the same direction for the benefit of the lighting business, and we are very proud of that too. It is what makes our business so unique – we have a truly devoted team who all love what we do. In the end, this is of great benefit to our valued clients as they get the best customer service around from people who strive to do their best in order to stay part of a good thing.
This is just the beginning for PLM. We have come so far in the last 50 years, but there’s still a long way to go. Our family members and valued team will keep it going – to ensure that the family legacy is carried on across the generations. We will keep putting our customers first, offering the best commercial lighting business solutions out there which put value, service, skill and corporate responsibility at the heart of all that we do.
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Roystan House, Andover Road
Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7RL