Yesterday I was poking around some photos of interesting personalised number plates on flickr, and came across what I thought were some fabulous ones on vans belonging to London plumbing company Pimlico Plumbers spotted by eagle-eyed fellow number plate enthusiasts.
I've seen company related number plates before... so why have I picked out these ones in particular? Simple... I couldn't resist sharing them on here as I feel this is a fantastic example of a company with a great sense of humour. And that will always be memorable.
I read a comment on one of the photos expressing the opinion that the registration numbers were a "waste of money", and that they should give the money to the staff as a bonus instead. I'm afraid I would have to disagree with that. Any 'marketing' type activity that increases potential customers' awareness of a company (and therefore increases business) has got to be a good thing. And, ultimately, will create more jobs.
Until yesterday I'd never heard of Pimlico Plumbers - as they're a London based company, so that's no surprise.
One of the many cherished plates on the Pimlico Plumber vans. I've not had a chance to capture one before but I'll try and get as many as I can
His comment demonstrates my point - by assigning number plates that grab attention, the company makes itself more memorable.
If you look closely you'll personalised number plates DRA 1N, BOG 1 and BOG 2, as well as LAV 1. You'll also find BOILER number plate B101 LER on one of their vans. I've no doubt there are more of these...they'll appear on flickr at some point. If you spot one, please add it to group UK personalised number plates.