Industry leaders PLM Global, illustrate how a company can thrive, even during a pandemic!
Over the past year, good news stories for businesses have been thin on the ground. Here at PLM Global, we have demonstrated first hand that it’s possible to not only survive but actually thrive in these challenging circumstances.
Adaptability is key to business survival during this global pandemic, and our team understand this very well. That’s why we have invested heavily in a new e-commerce website, which will ensure that our products and customer service remain entirely accessible throughout the lockdown period, Brexit and beyond.
PLM Global was founded in 2014, and if you didn’t already know, we specialise in the supply, repair and maintenance of hand-held capture devices, mobile print and EPoS hardware. During our relatively short trading history, we have already managed to reach an annual turnover of £3.1million, add more than 350 new clients to our books and forge some impressive blue-chip partnerships to boot.
Not content to stop there, we are keen to place ourselves as forward-thinkers of total inventory and logistics management, and are delighted to share that we managed to reach the finals of the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards in 2020, in the category of Small Business of the Year. It was here where we were recognised for qualities over and above our solid financial performance; qualities relating to our admirable environmental credentials and commitment to supporting clients even when budgets are being severely squeezed.
Success on this scale has also seen the need to expand the team. From just four employees in 2014 to our current payroll of 24, we are still recruiting for new roles and continuing to support the training and development of our existing staff. Our senior management team at PLM Global, after all, know the real value of looking after employees who have helped them achieve this remarkable success to date.
The directors and founders here at PLM may have stayed the same since 2014, but having recently committed their time to assess the future needs of the business, there have been changes to their individual roles. Sean Smiles will now concentrate solely on Global Sales, whilst Shane Watson and Paul Spensley will share the responsibility for the domestic market as joint Managing Directors of UK operations.
We always had the very highest aspirations when we launched PLM Global, but even I have to admit that our current position has exceeded everything we thought was possible. To reach a consistent turnover of more than£3million in such a short time is impressive enough, but we’ve also grown so strong as a company. We now find ourselves in a great position to take any future challenges head-on.
The past year has been challenging for everyone, but I believe that our focus on the foundations of the business, and how we could adapt to best serve our client base, has been the real secret to our success. I’m immensely proud of the entire team and can’t wait to see what else we can achieve together.