Gillman’s, a commercial and domestic appliance retailer, celebrates 50 years of business this year, and puts much of this success down to being a Miele partner for 44 of those years. Founded by husband and wife team John and Erika Gillman, the business has seen three generations of the family spearhead success, helping it grow to become the 220 employee company it is today.
Robert Gillman, managing director at Gillman’s, said: “I joined the business a year into its existence when I was just 15, and to say that it’s changed in that time would be an understatement! I remember Gillman’s becoming a Miele partner, and that has allowed us to supply customers with quality products while also delivering the quick and efficient service that our excellent team provides. Celebrating our golden anniversary is an exciting milestone, and it has spurred us on to further business success for the sake of future generations. Family businesses aren’t all that common anymore, but they really encourage a close-knit culture and my family and I are very proud to have created that in our own business.”
Sam Bailey, director at the professional division of Miele, said: “Gillman’s was one of the first organisations we welcomed as an approved Miele partner. Over the years our values, including quality, have aligned, and that’s been the key to our successful working relationship. We’re delighted to see them celebrate their golden anniversary and we wish them the best of luck for the next 50 years.”