Plumbs have been established for over 50 years and specialise in producing quality made-to-measure loose furniture covers, curtains and reupholstery. They offer a unique in-home service and turn around over 1000 made-to-measure orders per week.
The foundations of the Plumbs business were laid by Tom and Bernice Plumb, who began selling rigid cotton covers and cushions on a market stall in Blackburn in 1953.
Geoff Plumb, now chairman, wanted to try a mail order advert and ran a small, classified advert in the Scottish Daily Record. Orders rolled in and the first mail order venture was a success.
During huge postal strikes in the 1970s, Plumbs opened a total of 90 shops across the UK. Customers were looking for a more fitted product and furniture was becoming more complicated.
Plumbs took part in the Preston Guild Celebration of Charter, an event that comes around every 20 years. The Guild is believed to date back to the 12th Century!
Co-founder presents a prize to another lucky winner. Today the company continue to reward their customers with chances to win and various giveaways.
A Family Business
As the company has grown, so has the Plumbs family and their dedication to the business. Many of the Plumbs family work throughout the company today including Managing Director Sarah Page, grand-daughter of founder Tom Plumb.
Plumbs launched their Free Home Consultancy service which saw Consultants across the UK visiting customers in their very own homes, offering free no-obligation advice and quotation.
Plumbs nationwide re-upholstery service was introduced with traditional craftsmen carrying out thorough inspections and repairs to furniture before re-upholstering with a beautiful Plumbs fabric.
Plumbs celebrated their 50th anniversary as an established brand in the soft furnishings industry. The company were now offering loose covers, curtains and re-upholstery across the UK.
Having offered made-to-measure curtains for over 40 years, Plumbs launched a range of Roman and Roller blinds for an on-trend co-ordinated look.
20 Years on and the Preston Guild returned in 2012. Plumbs were involved in many of the celebrations including the Young Apprenticeship Scheme and famous Trades Procession