Generating a Decade of Power

December 2009

P & I Generators Ltd celebrated 10 years this November since Paul Benfield founded the business.

On the 21st November they invited a host of family, friends, staff, suppliers and customers who have helped with P & I’s amazing progress to their ’10th Anniversary – Power in the Tower celebrations at Portsmouth’s prestigious Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays (another customer of P & I’s!)

From his office at home Paul started selling generator spares all over the world. When demand increased to supplying, maintaining and servicing sets domestically he formed a partnership with former Dawson Keith engineer Paul Terzza. The firm relocated to Waterberry drive in Waterlooville and when stock outgrew those premises the company moved to its current unit at Dakota Business Park, Havant in September 2008, increasing the quality team of office and engineering staff in the process.

These days P & I have have an ongoing contract with Morrison Utility Services and also have work with Southern Water Services Ltd as well as provide for NHS Hospitals and football clubs such as Queens Park Rangers and the local area’s very own Premiership team, Portsmouth Football Club.

P & I’s annual turnover is nearing the £1.6million mark and only last January they secured a major contract worth £½million with the Highways Agency to provide and maintain twenty five 40KVA generator sets at outstations across the country. Since then they have become official Honda Agents, covering the easily manoeuvrable small portable generator ranges.

Of the Spinnaker Tower celebrations, Managing Director Paul Benfield says:-

“This was our chance to say thank you for the support we have received over the last ten years and continue to receive at P & I. We saw faces old and new at this celebration, from employees to our revered customers and suppliers.”

Technical Director Paul Terzza added:-

“This was a great occasion to meet with old friends and to raise a glass to continued business with the intention of us all reconvening for P & I’s 25th Anniversary!”

Happy 10th Birthday P & I, and to many more…