Three key appointments for Foulds Lifts

An expanding lift manufacturer and service company has added three key personnel to its team.

FouldsLiftsThe latest appointments at Foulds Lifts, whose head office is in Colne bring a combined total of over 80 years’ experience in the industry.

The UK’s first-ever female lift apprentice, Carey Oakes, has been appointed repair manager, bringing with her over 24 years of experience in the industry.

Carey has an impressive CV, having worked her way up the career ladder with a number of the country’s leading lift companies, and she jumped at the opportunity of working for the successful family business.

“People in the industry have always spoken very highly of Foulds and, prior to coming here, I worked as a consultant and it made me realise that I wanted to work for a traditional lift company with old-fashioned values,” she said. “The really big companies tend not to be as customer-focused as a company like Foulds, whose core values are based on trust and ethics. I was over the moon to be offered the job.”

Ian Geldart joins the growing team as project manager with 32 years’ in the lift industry under his belt. After starting his career as an apprentice machinist fitter, Ian has worked in a variety of roles for several lift companies. Like Carey, he was keen to work for a family business.

“I wanted to go back to my roots and work for a traditional family business,” he said. “I have worked all over the country for a variety of companies but family businesses are the most appealing to me.”

Matt Fenwick joins Foulds Lifts as safety, health and environmental advisor, tasked with achieving 18001 certification by the end of 2014. Catherine Ogden, managing director of Foulds Lifts, said: “Carey, Ian and Matt bring with them a fantastic wealth of experience in the industry and we’re thrilled that they have joined our growing team.”