Why PLD?
Innovative solutions
Customer focused
Continuous improvement

Trusted supplier to over 50 clients

Products provided to over 1 million users

Meet the founders

Tom Butterworth

Tom Butterworth

Jan Murray

Jan Murray

Chris Murray

Chris Murray

PLD was founded with the development of our online mentoring platform. This marked the start of our drive to find new ways to connect people in knowledge sharing relationships. We knew from our own personal experience how powerful a successful mentoring relationship can be in transferring skills from one person to another.

Scaling that up through online mentoring communities means mentees are able to connect with the most relevant mentor for their needs irrespective of location. The addition of rich online learning support also means mentors and mentees are able to get the very best from the mentoring relationships.

As more organisations joined us it became clear there was a real unmet need in other areas of learning and development both in the workplace, in education and professional membership.

In 2017 we revisited our company mission and decided to broaden our horizons to supply cost effective, knowledge sharing technology to inform, educate and collaborate.

Along the way we have partnered with other like minded organisations such as Harrison Assessments to be able to integrate their talent management solutions into our products.

Our other product areas, online academies and collaboration platforms strengthen our ability to supply a range of knowledge sharing solutions to support your organisation's learning and development needs.

PLD Timeline

  • 2011

    From small beginnings...

    PLD formed as Mentor Match Ltd with plenty of enthusiasm, ambition and a great vision, in spite of a limited budget!

  • 2012

    Early success...

    An early and significant milestone as Lancaster University become the first customer for the Mentoring platform.

  • 2014

    The first of many...

    The first professional body in the UK joins our client base giving access to the benefit of mentoring to their 168,000 members.

  • 2014


    Another major milestone as we gain our first export sale in the USA.

  • 2015

    Growing offering...

    We rebrand from Mentor Match Ltd to Perform Learn Develop to reflect the wider range of software products we now offer.

  • 2016

    Talent management...

    Widening our product offering further PLD Licences Harrison Assessments for use within its client base in the UK.

  • 2017

    Landmark year...

    Our 50th client joins the fold with products now provided to over 1 million users.

  • 2018

    Becoming PLD...

    Brand, offerings, website and client support developed and launched as PLD

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