Who We Are

We are a group of individuals who come together as a team, we have nearly 200 years of collective lift industry experience within our management team, over 50 qualified engineering staff and a support team which is supplemented by the latest field engineering management platforms, multiple trade/industry/ISO accreditation and memberships, specialists third party impartial consulting support and a workplace K9 moral specialist.

This collective expertise and organisation professionalism “Team” work to simple common values, which we believe in, commit to and are proud to uphold and apply in everything we do.

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Olly Voutt
Managing Director
Olly Voutt
Managing Director

Our current MD, Olly Voutt, has introduced and is in the second year of implementing a complete modernisation vision and strategy, that is being sympathetically implemented so not to destroy the success we currently achieve by maintaining our small to medium sized company mentality and status, thus keeping all the benefits of our flexibility, good communication, availability to support, service mindset etc.

Olly is a family man at heart, always thinking of how the company can use its resources in a more productive way, without impacting the environment.

He can be contacted by:
E: Olly@liftspecialists.co.uk

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Gary Watts
Construction Manager
Gary Watts
Construction Manager

What does Gary Watts bring to the table at Lift Specialists Ltd? 35+ years experience within the lift industry as an engineer, project manager and now (luckily for us) construction management, Gary is one of those people who is uncomplicated, good at what he does, a team player and has a wicked sense of humour. Gary is also an environmentalist at heart, he hates waste and plans projects to maximise efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of operational activities, he also drives a fully electric car something he is very proud to do.

He can be contacted by:
E: Garywatts@liftspecialists.co.uk
T: 0370 224 7847

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Mike Palmer
Service Operations Manager
Mike Palmer
Service Operations Manager

Bringing over two decades of industry experience as an engineer and service manager, plus extensive electric qualifications from previous roles, Mike is a valued new addition to the Lift Specialists Ltd family. Mike heads up the day to day service delivery for the complete maintenance portfolio, supporting compliance and service repairs. Mike is available to answer all lift service requirement questions, plus support with client service delivery, outside work Mike is a dancing fanatic and loves nothing more than to burn up the dance floor.

“It’s a real joy to be working with a team dedicated to service delivery, within a company big enough to facilitate all our clients needs, but at the same time small enough to be agile and flexible in its response.”

She can be contacted by:
E: Mike@liftspecialists.co.uk
M: 07876 834259

Mark & Teresa
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Mark Roland
Business Development Manager
Mark Roland
Business Development Manager

Mark joined our construction division in December 2020 as a Business Development Manager, his role see’s him providing solutions for new installations, complete replacements and modernisation of existing equipment, he has a very long successful track record within the vertical transport industry and uses that expertise daily. Mark was the motivating force behind the introduction of our fully electric vehicles in 2021 and outside work, Mark and his wife Teresa once spent 3 weeks living and working on an elephant park/sanctuary in South Africa, when asked to describe his time there;

“No words, just what an amazing experience and honour.”

He can be contacted by:
E: Mark.R@liftspecialists.co.uk
M: 07966 648620

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John Pearcey
Senior Project Manager
John Pearcey
Senior Project Manager

When it comes to Senior Project Managers in our construction team John is your guy, having worked on some of Lift Specialists Ltd.’s biggest and most complicated projects as an engineer and as a manager, there isn’t much that can put him off his stride, in fact that is exactly what has affords John his reputation with in our company, with customer, consultants and wider lift industry, his ability to step back and think through issues that arise on a daily basis, keeping calm and assessing all the options before moving forward with a solution.

He can be contacted by:
E: John.Pearcey@liftspecialists.co.uk

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Felix Alvares
Commercial Manager
Felix Alvares
Commercial Manager

Who is Felix Alvares? He is the number man, and I don’t mean he has a grey personality and sports an M&S cardigan, no Felix is a shining example to what a numbers person should be like, approachable, helpful, professional, quick with a joke and able to talk to anyone at any level in life. With over 7yrs at Lift Specialists dealing with finance, I should imagine he knows all the secrets and where the bodies are buried!!

He can be contacted by:
E: Felix@liftspecialists.co.uk
T: 0370 224 7847

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Dawn O'Gorman
Office Manager
Dawn O'Gorman
Office Manager

Dawn has been employed at Lift Specialists since November 2019 and was the Office Administrator working part-time, after major changes within the company structure she spotted an opportunity and has worked her way up to Office Manager. Enjoying all aspects of the role, she runs a pretty tight ship, not just controlling office activities but also managing expenses and timesheets, making her everyone’s best friend come month end! She like her Disaronno people hint hint!

She can be contacted by:
E: Dawn@liftspecialists.co.uk
T: 0370 224 7847

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Sam Helyes
Repair Sales Executive
Sam Helyes
Repair Sales Executive

Sam joined Lift Specialists in 2018. Having previously been in the Construction department where he recently completed his LEIA Introduction to Lift Technology course, he has moved to a new role and now deals with insurance reports, quotations, Lift upgrades and recommendations.

He can be contacted by:
E: Sam@liftspecialists.co.uk
M: 07458 002205

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Markus Brooks
Sales Surveyor
Markus Brooks
Sales Surveyor

Markus joined Lift Specialists Ltd in late 2019 as a sales surveyor specialist supporting the now MD Olly Voutt, he continued working throughout the pandemic and now supports Mark Rowland with new equipment, modernisation and major repair tendering.

Markus brings 15yrs experience within the vertical transport industry to Lift Specialists Ltd, a positive professional attitude that is 2nd to none and a happy friendly outlook that keeps moral high in the office and out and about at site.

If you have a project in planning and you need support, give Markus a call.

What does Markus think is important about working for an SME like Lift Specialists Ltd?

“I think one word sums up any working environment – Teamwork, it’s a simple and very unassuming word, but get it wrong and your business can fail, that’s the reason I have and will continue to stay with Lift Specialists Ltd, it’s a TEAM of individuals all working to facilitate our customer requirements and make our business a success.”

He can be contacted by:
E: markus@liftspecialists.co.uk
M: 07407 168078

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Richard Wood
Accounts Manager
Richard Wood
Accounts Manager

Richard is relatively new to Lift Specialists Ltd, bringing with him 20yrs of industrial experience ranging from service engineering, H,S & E management, senior national account management, and is a trustee for the Lift Industry Mental Health Charter.

His engineering and management background is supplemented by a life long passion for education, holding TechIOSH, NEBOSH, a BA (Hons) in management, an MBA and currently studying for a NEBOSH Diploma and researching a PhD in Management, but how he finds time to do this no one knows, as he spends every spare minute outdoors, whether that be gardening, walking or supporting local and national charitable projects.

A family man married for over 30yrs with grown up children that just won’t fly the nest, Richard’s all round experience and skill set brings a strong team player into the Lift Specialists Ltd family.

He can be contacted by:
E: richard@liftspecialists.co.uk
M: 07880 192910

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Bess Day
K9 Morale Specialist
Bess Day
K9 Morale Specialist

With nearly 2yrs of direct staffing morale interaction, Bess has embedded herself as a key senior manager, a true team builder who is capable of catching and holding the attention of a room full of employees and visitors alike, bringing a unique management style to her specialists position within the business, always available, non judgmental, a good listener and capable of brightening a room with her playful approach to life and work. Outside work Bess likes walking, fine foods and meeting up with her like minded friends for outdoor activities.

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Charlie Pickin
Apprentice
Charlie Pickin
Apprentice

Charlie joins us as our 1st Apprentice construction lift engineer.

Olly Voutt MD “We are very humbled to be creating an engineer of the future, Good Luck Charlie”

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