David Plumb founded the tank cleaning company that was to bear his name for 43 years in 1966, giving up his job to do so.
For the first few years David Plumb & Co Ltd was run from a semi-detached house in Coulsdon. Then in 1971, he and his family took over the tenancy of a service station in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, on the A217 to the south of Sutton, South London.
While continuing to run the forecourt as a going concern, hosting a car sales and repair operation, and even selling second hand furniture, its large amount of land and out-buildings provided room for the tank cleaning vehicles and equipment.
In 1987 David’s daughter Kathy joined the business followed by her brother Nigel in 1991. When David retired, these siblings took over as directors. Kathy subsequently retired in 2016.
Nigel Plumb, Managing Director, is keen to take the company forward and explore new opportunities and directions.