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Consult Lifts contribute to Supplier Development Programme

Consult Lift Services were pleased to recently contribute to a case study and press release with the Supplier Development Programme.

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25th Anniversary Corporate Partnership

St Vincents Hospice 25th Anniversary

Consult Lift Services are delighted to be an official corporate partner of St Vincent’s Hospice during their special anniversary year, celebrating 25 years of care for all. The services at St Vincent’s Hospice remain available to all, completely free of charge, thanks to the support from our local businesses and communities.

Since 1988 they have cared for all those in Renfrewshire and surrounding areas with life limiting illnesses. Their teams work together to support the physical, psychological and emotional needs of the patients and their loved ones; care includes day services, specialist home visits and a the multi bed in-patient unit.

ISO 14001:2004 Certified

ISO 14001:2004 Certified

Consult Lift Services are proud to confirm to their clients that their Environmental Management System, operated for a number of years, has now been fully certified and registered to the International Environmental Management Standard of ISO 14001:2004. The audit process leading to registration was rigorous and carried out by UKAS approved assessors specialising on the particular environmental challenges met by the lift and escalator industry.

5x50 Challenge Finishes

Consult Lift Services have been proud to be a key sponsor to the 5x50 Challenge

Consult Lift Services have been proud to be a key sponsor to the 5x50 Challenge, which finished yesterday on the (official!) last day of summer.

With over 5000 entrants in 42 countries, it has been a long 50 days for those brave souls who have completed 5KM every single day in this Commonwealth Games Legacy event.

Yesterday's finale was at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena, where our Sales Manager, Peter Latham, met Clyde - The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot.

Finalist in Rocco Business Awards

Finalist in Rocco Business Awards

Consult Lift Services are delighted to be announced as a finalist in this years Rocco Business Awards in the Journey to Zero Waste category.

The final announcements are made at a corporate event on Friday 16th November at The Cosmopolitan Normandy Hotel, hosted by Fred MacAulay.

JULY 2012
Consult Lift Services supporting 5x50


Consult Lift Services are proud to support the 5x50, a charity challenge encouraging people to run, walk, jog or cycle 5k every day for 50 days with the aim of changing habits for a lifetime.

The challenge begins on the 9th September 2012 and finishes on the 28th October at the end of British Summer Time .This challenge started with a vision to make sport part of everyone’s daily life. Not everyone will run a marathon, however anyone can complete the 5×50 challenge and experience the physical and psychological benefits that come from taking part.

MARCH 2012
Scotland's Leading Lift Company
to Triple in Size

Consult Lifts

The new Managing Director of Scotland’s largest independent lift and escalator business, Consult Lift Services, is planning to triple turnover during the next three years by rolling out an expansion strategy that will take the business into the North East of Scotland and the South of England.

Founded in 1998 by Philip Reilly, Consult Lifts has a turnover of circa £2m and employs 25 staff.   New Managing Director Colin Edgar, who joins from property consultancy CBRE, where he was a Director, is looking to grow turnover to over £6m and increase staffing to around 50.  Philip Reilly will become Chairman, and will provide consultancy services to clients as the business grows.

Edgar, who is a specialist in mechanical and electrical building services, believes that Consult can expand across the UK by offering a fully-integrated lift design, supply and management service.

Current clients include St Andrews University, Lotus Cars and The Golden Jubilee Hospital.  Consult Lifts is currently building a lift showroom at its HQ near Glasgow Airport, which will be the only one of its kind in Scotland and will allow prospective clients to view the full range of lift systems being marketed by Consult.  The Showroom will complement the company’s own test and training lift tower, which is used for training, testing, safety and rescue demonstrations.

The market for the design, supply and maintenance of lifts is estimated to be worth £50m in Scotland, and nearly £1 billion in the UK.   Demand is driven by growing for high quality bespoke systems that require less maintenance and are more energy efficient, and by legislation that requires lifts to offer full disability access.

One of Edgar’s first tasks is to commission a rebranding and marketing campaign across all aspects of the business, from the website to staff uniforms.

Commenting on the appointment, Colin Edgar said: “I am delighted to be joining Consult Lifts.  The business has grown steadily under Philip, and there is an exciting opportunity to take the company to the next stage of growth, particularly by expanding across the UK and offering a full national service.”

Philip Reilly added: “Consult Lifts is already Scotland’s leading independent lift company but our ambition is take the business into the top of the league in the UK.  We needed to bring in external talent with the skills and management expertise to drive the business forward.  We are delighted that Colin has agreed to join the company and look forward to working with him on the next stage of our development”.

Consult Awarded Edinburgh City Council Multi Storey Flats Contract

Consult are pleased to have been awarded the contract for Edinburgh City Council to begin work in 2011 on two multi storey flats in Edinburgh to refurbish four lifts to include replacement of works to include new machines, entrances, cabins and landing equipment.

Machine Room Less (MRL) Lift and Tower

Consult complete the installation of our Machine room Less (MRL) 8 Person- 630kg lift and tower within our offices after many changes from the original planned equipment to provide in-house training for our engineers

In 2011 Consult will invite clients to visit to view parts of lifts they normally do not have access to and hopefully this helps provide them with a better understanding of items they deal with in their day to day business.

JULY 2010
Linstone Housing Assoc. & Falkirk Council

Consult Lift Services complete the refurbishment projects of six multi storey lifts for Linstone Housing Association and Falkirk Council within agreed budgets and programmes. The completion of these projects gives both Clients’ properties for the future with some of the most energy efficient lift equipment in the social housing sector in Scotland.

APRIL 2010
New Training Tower

Consult begin works installing the new training tower within our warehouse which in 2010 when completed will be the first lift company in Scotland to house a fully functional lift to provide a in-house training/test tower with full accessibility of all equipment to allow clients to view parts of lifts normally out with the publics view.

Work Begins on Muti Storey Flats

Consult begin work on six muti storey flats in Falkirk and Linwood to refurbish all lifts to include replacement of works to include controller and machines with new VF controllers and gearless motors solutions normally associated with only office and other prestigious projects to provide energy efficient solutions for the future.

Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Consult complete the refurbishment works at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
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Consult Lifts Work in Tay House

Consult lifts begin works in Tay House Bath St Glasgow to provide new VF controllers and car and landing equipment to four passenger lifts and new car ceiling to four other car.

APRIL 2009
Consult Lifts Relocate

Consult lifts relocate to a new 4500sq office and warehouse location.


Product Chart

We supply and install a wide range of lifts and escalators.

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Shaft Structures

Find out more about shaft structure materials and the installation process.

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