Valued, dedicated, committed: Walkden company puts faith in employee who spent almost half his life working for them

By Dean Wilkins

The country’s biggest lift manufacturer is welcoming a dedicated employee to take charge of their customer support department in Walkden.

Pickering Lifts is rewarding Warren Griffin, 40, for his 18 years of service by selecting him to take overall responsibility of the Manchester office to expand its current portfolio and build upon their high standards.

Mr Griffin climbed the company’s ranks from installation engineer assistant to where he is now and said he wants to encourage staff to learn from each other’s industry experience.

Mr Griffin said: “Having been inspired by my uncle who was also a lift engineer, I moved into the field almost 20 years ago and I have never looked back.

“Pickerings Lifts has ensured that my commitment to continuous professional development over the years has not only been supported  through company funding but recognised by way of career advancement.”

Mr Griffin was one of the first two engineers worldwide to graduate with the industry’s foundation  degree in Lift Engineering in 2008 before carrying on to graduate with a first class honours BSC  engineering degree from Northampton University in 2009.

Ian Bowers, Managing Director at Pickerings Lifts, said: “I wish Warren all the best in his new role which is thoroughly deserved,” said Ian Bowers, Managing Director at Pickerings Lifts. “He is a key member of our Technical Forum which allows our engineers from across the board to continually develop and improve our service offering.”

Pickering Lifts was founded in 1854 and has had a presence in the North West for 30 years. The Manchester office manages a varied customer portfolio including large corporate organisations such as Wilkinsons and Boots as part of wider national contracts as well as smaller lift users.

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