In August 2015, Molson Coors UK, one of the country’s biggest brewers, sold its brewing equipment at the William Worthington Brewery, located within the National Brewery Centre, Burton upon Trent, to Planning Solutions Limited.
The Rempstone Estate, situated on Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck, close to Corfe Castle and Studland Bay, had for many years been operating a successful 130 pitch tented holiday campsite. The Estate initially asked PSL for suggestions on how to improve the profitability of the existing tented site – but PSL quickly identified that the real potential of this beautiful location lay with the development of luxury forest holiday lodges. PS Consulting Ltd undertook the initial research and business evaluation to demonstrate the potential of this £3.5m development to the Estate Trustees.
In October 2015 PSL acquired the 72 bedroom “Royal Esplanade Hotel” in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, from Shearing’s Hotels division. After an extensive refurbishment programme, PSL will market and operate this historic listed hotel itself, offering business travellers and tourists an excellent accommodation base, in the heart of Ryde, with restaurant facilities and new function and conference spaces.
In 1997 PSL identified a prime seafront location site in Brighton, on behalf of Harry Ramsdens Restaurants. Recognising the potential of this site, facing the pier and close to the Brighton Pavilion – PSL decided to apply for the Harry Ramsden’s area franchise and to operate the restaurant itself. The seafront fish and chip Restaurant and Take- Away is now a highly successful business generating a substantial turnover from year round trading.
PSL own and operate a craft bakery and traditional tea rooms in the village of Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. The bakery produces craft breads, cakes and savouries and offers breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas. The bakery also supplies third party hotels and restaurants on the Island.
Planning Solutions Ltd owns Onboard TV – a large screen advertising company that owns up to 90 screens on “Wightlink” cross Solent ferries. Onboard TV operates and manages advertising sales for these screens under a contract agreement with Wightlink and also has in house filming and editing capabilities. Up to 100 companies place adverts on these screens each year.