Since starting out 2001, PSL has enjoyed rapid growth and won numerous awards including the British Chamber of Commerce’s South West Business of the Year in 2007.
Director Clare Jenkins is in no doubt about what makes PSL special: ‘Our staff are exceptional. They are highly skilled, but able to translate a technical issue into everyday business terms.’
PSL runs an active community relations programme and gives time and resources to local education establishments, including Thomas Hardye School and Weymouth College, as well as donating to Dorset charities.
?As the 2012 Games approach, Clare and her team are aware they’ll need extra staff and are increasing their interaction with schools as part of a future-proof recruitment drive. The company is also developing video conferencing technology, to reduce the need for local businesses to travel during the Games.
‘We see video conferencing as the next big thing for businesses, especially those outside London. We’d be developing it even if the Games weren’t happening, but the event gives everyone an extra push. I think it will be a catalyst for Dorset in many ways.
‘It has already given Dorset a short-term motivational boost. In the long-term, the benefits of improving the area’s infrastructure will be enormous.
‘Team Dorset is not about opting for a quick fix; it’s about building long-term business relationships and improving the environment. We all stand to benefit from the exciting and demanding challenges the Games will bring. Dorset is a wonderful place to live and work and we want it to remain so for many more generations.’