Timeline

1967

Panorama began trading in Liverpool on Great Homer Street Market.

1972

The founder Mr. John Ward moved the business into their first furniture outlet in Townsend Lane Liverpool, and Roy Rotheram joined the company.

1975

The company expanded into a number of outlets including Kirkstone Road North and Denbigh, Wales.

1979

John Ward acquired Down Brothers factory in Claude Road, Liverpool.

1980

The company adopted a new strategic direction and entered into the fitted kitchen market; soon after the Kirkstone Road North and Denbigh premises were sold.

1982

Panorama Furnishing Mart Ltd. was formed.

1983

John Ward retired and Roy Rotheram took control of Panorama Furnishing Mart Ltd, along with Mrs. Ward.

1984

The first kitchen showroom was acquired in Townsend Lane.

1985

The company won its first sizeable contract with Crosby Homes North West.

1987

Roy Rotheram acquires the remaining shares of the company.

1990

A kitchen showroom was opened on the Wirral.

1991

Land was acquired on Belmont Road and construction of a factory and showroom facility soon began.

1993

Work was completed on the purpose built factory and offices in Belmont Road.

1994

Completion of Belmont road showroom.

1997

Panorama expands further and completes two extensions to existing factory and offices.

2000

New location was established for the Wirral based showroom, the former bank on Woodchurch Road was acquired.

2003

A brand new production line was installed to cope with demand at the Belmont Road Factory.

2004

The company expands again and work began in transforming the former bank premises into one of Wirral’s premier kitchen showrooms, now a well-known land mark for many.

2005

New Wirral Showroom opens.

2006

Panorama updated and installed a new computerised management system to improve production and service.

2008

ISO:9001 2008 accreditation was awarded to Panorama  Kitchens, Panorama also acquired FIRA status.

2009

The industry was hit hard through recession; however Panorama Kitchens invested in software to help research the retail market and continued trading without the loss of personnel.

2010

Above average growth and record turnover in both the domestic and contract markets for Panorama Kitchens, resulting in a recruitment drive in all areas of Design, Manufacture and Installation personnel.

2011

Investment made in a new Glue and Dowell machine to enhance production.  Extra storage space created within our warehouse through the installation of a Mezzanine Floor creating an extra 5,000 square feet.

2012

The first Quooker instant hot water tap was introduced into the appliance range. Panorama installed a superior fire alarm system providing extra security for its employees and the business.

2013

Panorama Furnishing Mart Ltd. was formed.

2014

The investment in 2013 into machinery enabled Panorama to hit record turnover figures in 2014 and where awarded the biggest ever single contract of 1.3 million.  Additions to our fleet of vehicles and achieving FIRA Gold Installation Accreditation (Only one of 3 independents in the country to do so) completed a very successful year.

2015

Re-investment of profits in 2014 saw the installation of a state of the art Beam Saw and fully automated crane which, installed on a 3,000 square foot mezzanine floor was the first of its kind in Europe.  Our power supply into the building required doubling.  Acrylic doors introduced in 2013 became our best seller in this year and can be viewed in our newly refurbished Liverpool showroom. The launch of a brand new website has allowed us to share our achievements and exciting developments with our clients.

2016

Not wanting to stand still, this year has already seen the start of our re-branding exercise with new signage for the front of the Liverpool and Prenton showrooms, and our fleet of vehicles.   A full change to ECO lighting in the factory, showrooms and offices.  Still to come for this year is the installation of a new Biomass Boiler system which is a Zero Carbon Waste Solution for disposing of waste and will provide an improved heating method for our factory.