Laker BMS Ltd will today be celebrating its 40th Anniversary!
On 13th June 1978 Jim Lakey, with his father in law and brother in law, established RD Styler (Builders) Ltd, which would later evolve into Laker BMS Ltd. Jim Lakey, who had originally entered the building trade as an Apprentice, used his experience to develop Lakers culture into what we see today – a family owned SME business with our customers firmly at the forefront.
In August 2000 James Lakey joined Laker as Financial Administrator, James quickly integrated into the company and became Managing Director in December 2003 following the retirement of Jim Lakey, and it is at this point that the Company became known as Laker BMS Ltd.
Since 2003 Laker has continued to grow its services and geographical coverage across Central England, London and the South East. It has evolved into commercial, private and public sectors including social housing, insurance, health care, local authority, education, blue light and property services, and works with common household names such as Ikea.
Laker has had to adapt to changing priorities over the decades and survive in an increasingly competitive field particularly for a family owned SME, but we have always maintained an impressive track record of supporting Apprentices, investing in local communities and making environmental changes that matter. Today, as well as being a leading installer of energy saving and smart technology, our office, fleet and working practices continue to evolve and lead the way in sustainability, so whilst today is about celebrating the past, it is always with eyes to the future.
But, ultimately over the last 40 years, it is the people that have made and continue to make Laker a success. James Lakey, our Managing Directed commented;
“Any company’s continued growth and sustainment depends on its the employees. No individual can take the credit of all those years of success. Celebrating a forty-year anniversary milestone is a big achievement in itself. It’s a celebration for all who have been a part of the company through all those years, and it is a celebration of 40 years’ worth of innovation and hard work.
A big thank you to all of those employees, customers and clients who have been a part of our company’s success over the years, we greatly appreciate and value your commitment, passion and loyalty. Happy Anniversary”
We look forward too many more years of success!