Richard Naylor and Eddie Marlow founded PMD in 1957 with £3,500 prize money from a BBC-sponsored “Be your own boss” competition. Now run by Richard’s son Mark, 64, the firm specialises in making chemicals used to coat electronic and mechanical parts for clients in the automotive and aerospace industries. PMD makes the compounds at its Coventry facility and exports via a subsidiary in India and distributors as far afield as Vietnam and Thailand. International sales hit £1.9m in 2016.
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