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We live and breathe technology solutions. Always have and always will.

Our roots date back to 1993 with an office of two in the Isle of Man. Back then, when phones were phones and most screens were green, PDMS was very much focused on helping organisations make the most of their information assets. Our aim was to get them out of the mainframe onto the PC, with its power to process and manipulate data on the desktop. 

We very quickly realised that the data is only half of the story. The real prize was to combine business understanding and software engineering excellence to create sustainable value for our customers. And with the growth of the internet, we saw very early the power to liberate business processes from the corporate network and deliver them to any device, anywhere. 

The systems we developed from then on were all web based – both systems for businesses and systems for their customers. Websites have always been more than digital brochures for us. Fast forward by a quarter of a century and we now have an evolving portfolio of cloud-based software solutions, platforms and digital services.


Circular illustration with Chris Gledhill and Jon Allen


PDMS is set up to provide data consultancy


We develop the Isle of Man Government's first ever website


Our first international customer - Black & Decker USA


We gain ISO9001 - our first external certification


Our NHS Online catalogue wins a national e-government award


We move into Global House - our new headquarters on the Isle of Man


We secure a place on the first ever GCloud framework


We open our Glasgow office in the Hub, Pacific Quay


We acquire part of the Maxima Information Group and grow our team by 14


We move into our new Glasgow office in Academy Park


Growth of our Scotland team takes our total headcount to 90+


We're celebrating our 30th anniversary

Our mission remains the same

We have over thirty years of industry experience and have developed an in-depth understanding of the dynamics and competitive pressures that exist a wide variety of businesses and industries. 

We work with many of our clients on a long-term, partnership basis and have long-standing relationships of more than 20 years with a range of clients including Stanley Black and Decker, Isle of Man Government and more. 

However, more importantly we understand how our technology can deliver business outcomes. Our systems can deliver organisation transformation and business change, reduce costs, improve quality and performance, and result in productivity and knowledge sharing improvements. And since 1993, we continue to work on our mission: to do data and software projects better.

The PDMS ethos 

Our ethos back in 1993 remains the same today - to use our knowledge, skills and capabilities to harness technology and ensure that it delivers measurable and sustained benefits for our clients and, in turn, their customers and employees.

This ethos has served us well and has seen the company grow to over 90 people across the Isle of Man, Scotland and England. Our team includes expert analysts, talented developers and organised project managers who ensure that projects get delivered on time. Long-term relationships are important to us. We listen to our customers’ needs, problems and expectations to show them what’s possible and how best to achieve it. This is how it has always been for the last 30 years and it will remain that way for the next 30 years too. 

Looking back over the last 30 years and then forward to the future, it is clear that our original mission to be a trusted software engineering partner, helping people get value from technology, is as important now as it ever has been.


Chris Gledhill

Founder & CEO

Circular illustration of Chris Gledhill, PDMS Founder and Managing Director

Over three decades of PDMS

A collage of PDMS photos from 2023

PDMS Reflections

PDMS founder and CEO, Chris Gledhill, looks back at 2023, celebrates the last 30 years and shares plans for the future.

Banners reading PDMS Fest and the PDMS 30 years logo, with people socialising at a party outside in the background

PDMS celebrates 30th anniversary in style

PDMS celebrated their 30th anniversary in style with an informal conference and party on the Isle of Man with all Isle of Man, Glasgow and UK staff in attendance.

A group of PDMS staff posing for photo with the Lieutenant Governor

Celebrating 30 years of PDMS

PDMS recently held a stakeholder event to celebrate our 30th anniversary and look back on what we have achieved since 1993.