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Find out about all the latest news stories at Apex Lifts


21 April 2021

Jodie Harvey's Race to the London Marathon

Apex’s Insurance Coordinator, Jodie Harvey is preparing for the 2021 London Marathon by partaking in another participant race!

26 March 2021

Apex Lifts awarded servicing contract with Soho Housing

Apex Lifts are glad to have been awarded a three-year servicing and reactive repair contract with Soho Housing.

19 March 2021

All you need to know about rope ratio...

Indirect hydraulic and traction lifts rely on hoist ropes to ascend and descend. Rope ratio varies depending on the type and size of lift a building has installed.

12 March 2021

The difference between traction & hydraulic lifts

When looking to install a new lift, it is important to understand the different type of lift systems available, how they work and the pros and cons of each – ensuring you make the best decision based on the building the lift will serve.

05 March 2021

Apex Lifts secures contract with Chelsea Harbour once again

Apex Lifts are pleased to have resecured a lift servicing and maintenance contract with Chelsea Harbour.

28 January 2021

Apex Lifts wins contract extension with The London Fire Brigade

Apex Lifts are pleased to have secured an extension to our current bespoke servicing and reactive repair contract with The London Fire Brigade.

14 January 2021

Camden Council extends contract with Apex Lifts

Apex Lifts are glad to have secured an extension to our current bespoke servicing and reactive repair contract, that will see a continuation of Apex's lift services across Camden Council sites.

07 January 2021

Bexley SNAP exceeds fundraising target- Apex Lifts & the 'Christmas Big Give' event

Apex Lifts were pleased to support Bexley Snap with their fundraising efforts, by providing match funding as part of the 'Christmas Big Give' charity event.

17 December 2020

Apex’s Chief Fabricator & Welder Race to Victory

Wayne Colliver, Apex’s Chief Fabricator, and his brother Anthony who is Apex’s Welder, race to victory with their drag cars.

20 November 2020

Apex Lifts celebrates 50th Anniversary

2020 saw Apex Lifts celebrate its 50th anniversary as London's largest independent manufacturing and servicing company.

11 November 2020

Apex Lifts Wins Continued Lift Servicing Contract at Lloyd's of London

Apex Lifts are pleased to have secured a bespoke servicing and reactive repair contract with Lloyd's of London.

05 November 2020

Apex Lifts welcomes Brian Maginnis to the team

Apex Lifts would like to welcome Brian Maginnis as our new Service Sales Manager.

29 October 2020

Apex Lifts wins lift maintenance contract with Arun District Council via SEC Framework

Apex Lifts are pleased to have won a planned preventative lift maintenance contract with Arun District Council through South East Consortium's (SEC) Lifts Framework.

12 October 2020

Jodie Harvey, Apex's Insurance Coordinator, completes London Virtual Marathon

Well done to Jodie Harvey, Apex's Insurance Coordinator, for completing the virtual London Marathon 2020!

01 October 2020

Apex Lifts awarded position on South East Consortium Framework

Apex Lifts are proud to have been awarded a position on South East Consortium's Lift Framework which is divided into four different lots.

13 August 2020

Tomorrow's Health & Safety: Social distancing lift and escalator products from Apex Lifts

Tomorrow's Health and Safety: Apex Lifts outline a series of products they can provide to aid with social distancing, sanitation within lifts and on escalators, and other solutions...

11 August 2020

Apex Lifts awarded position on National Framework Partnership's 'Lift Servicing & Installation' & 'Mobility Lifts' Frameworks

Apex are proud to be part of NFP (National Framework Partnership's) Lift Servicing & Installation and Mobility Lifts Frameworks.

07 August 2020

Apex Lifts awarded position on Fusion21's national lifts Framework

Apex are proud to be part of Fusion21's national lifts Framework.

30 July 2020

Apex Lifts receives RoSPA President’s Award for health and safety achievements

Apex Lifts is celebrating after being awarded a RoSPA President’s Award for health and safety excellence, after achieving the RoSPA Gold Award standard for 11 consecutive years.

12 March 2020

Bexley Snap & Apex Lifts: A Night at the Races

Apex are thrilled to continuously be able to work alongside Bexley Snap, our local charity. Last week, the charity held a racing event in a local pub in order to raise donations to fund the amazing work they do.

27 February 2020

Apex Lifts adopt London Living Wage

Apex Lifts are pleased to announce that it has become an accredited employer of the Living Wage Foundation.

20 February 2020

Apex Lifts: Giving Back

As a local South East London based business, we have the ability (and are immensely proud) to provide ongoing support to local charities and organisations.

23 January 2020

LOLER Insurance Reports & Why You Need Them

Got a new or existing lift? Or looking to install one? Before you start, you need to know the basics about LOLER...

11 November 2019

Apex Lifts debunk the most common lift myths

We take a look at and debunk some of the most common myths about lifts...

19 September 2019

The Apex Fleet

Introducing the Apex Lifts fleet of vans and cars.

12 September 2019

Engineer, Tony Wykes, celebrates working over 25 years for Apex Lifts.

Apex Lifts' engineer, Tony Wykes, celebrates spending over 25 years working for the company. Tony gives an insight into his history working for Apex Lifts and shares some photos from when he first started.

16 August 2019

Up - Close & Personal with an Apex Apprentice

We got up - close & personal with our current Apex Apprentice.

29 July 2019

Sidcup Cycling: London to Brussels via Ypres

Last weekend, our Construction Director, Gary Poynter and our Payroll Administrator, Nina Poynter, cycled with their Sidcup Cycling group to Brussels from London.

16 July 2019

Apex's Apprenticeship Scheme

An Insight into Apex's Apprenticeship Scheme & Training Academy

10 July 2019

The Apex Workshop

An insight into the Apex Workshop

08 July 2019

Royal Warrant Golf Day

A few of our team members here at Apex attended the Royal Warrant Holder’s Association Annual Golf Day on the 3rd of July.

04 July 2019

Cyclo Sportive's Dragon Ride 2019

We would like to congratulate and say a massive well-done to our Service Sales Manager, Soni for partaking in Cyclo Sportive's Dragon Ride 2019.

17 June 2019

2019 Gold RoSPA Award

Apex Lifts Awarded RoSPA President's (10 consecutive Golds) Award for Health and Safety Practices

25 October 2018

Remembering Derek, Apex Lifts Charity ‘Fun’ Bike Ride

Apex and friends take part in a charity bike ride all for a good cause!

19 September 2018

Introducing Jack Couder: Work Experience Student

Apex welcomes work experience student, Jack

31 August 2018

Apex Goes For Gold! RoSPA 2018

Currently in our ninth consecutive year winning the RoSPA Gold Award.

04 December 2017

Jade Farrell Nominated for Supplier Positivity Award

With customer service one of our top priorities, we're to reveal that one of our team, Jade Farrell, was nominated for a Supplier Positivity Award. Read on to find out more.

01 December 2017

Introducing Reece Ritchie: Work Experience student from Bexley SNAP

Since August, here at Apex we have had the pleasure of being joined by Reece – a student from the Learning and Enterprise College Bexley, who has been completing his work experience with us.

27 November 2017

Apex Lifts awarded modernisation project from Lambeth Council

We're thrilled to have been awarded Lambeth Council's latest modernisation project. Click here to find out more.

21 November 2017

Hyde names Apex preferred bidder - Elevator World

17 November 2017

Apex to complete lift refurbishment programme for The Hyde Group

Here at Apex, we are delighted to have been a preferred bidder on The Hyde Group’s framework for ‘General Passenger Lifts Refurbishment (Lot 1)’.

01 November 2017

Asbestos in the Lift Industry

We reveal the risk of asbestos in the lift industry. Read on to find out more.

23 October 2017

Apex hires Service Contract Manager - Elevator World

20 October 2017

Remembering Derek Constable, former Apex Lifts Sales Director

It is with deep sadness that Apex Lifts announces that Derek Constable, former Apex Lifts Sales Director, has passed away.

13 October 2017

Apex Lifts co-founder, John Wathen, sadly passes away

It is with deep sadness that Apex Lifts announces the passing away of John Wathen, who died on 8 September 2017.

05 October 2017

Apex Lifts presented with RoSPA award - Tomorrow's Health and Safety

21 September 2017

Sweet Success: Apex Lifts wins maintenance contract with Workspace - Elevation Magazine

21 September 2017

Apex elevates Steve Thomas to Service Director

Here at Apex, we are thrilled to announce that long-standing employee Steve Thomas has been promoted to Service Director.

14 September 2017

The Metaphoric Rise of the Lift Throughout History

We've tracked the development of the lift from its humble beginnings, right through to its modern state-of-the-art incarnation. Click to view our infographic!

05 September 2017

Going for gold: Apex Lifts presented with top RoSPA award

Here at Apex, we are thrilled to have received a Gold Medal for the eighth consecutive year at the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards 2017.

31 August 2017

Going for gold: Apex presented with top RoSPA award - reFURB

19 July 2017

Meet the Team - Alan Simons

We get up close and personal with Apex Production Manager, Alan Simons.

19 July 2017

Apex Lifts Swing to Victory

The 7th of July was our Annual Construction Golf Day - read on to find out who scored a hole in one!

07 July 2017

On a high: Apex Lifts receives top spot in South East Consortium Lifts Framework

We're thrilled to have received this acclaimed accolade!

27 June 2017

Apex lifts the lot and Chocolate - ThisWeekinFM

23 June 2017

Apex Lifts awarded renewal of Royal Warrant - Elevation Magazine

23 June 2017

New vice president - Elevation Magazine

23 June 2017

Sweet Success: Apex wins maintenance contract with Workspace

Here at Apex, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Workspace.

13 June 2017

Meet the Team - Kerry Gates

We get up close and personal with Apex Repairs Sales Consultant, Kerry Gates.

06 June 2017

Exploring the London Underground: 10 Facts about Lifts & Escalators

We've rounded up our favourite facts about the lifts & escalators on the London Underground in this handy infographic. Read on!

25 May 2017

“Mick Holderness, this is your life” – Production Director retires.

We bid a fond farewell to our Production Director, Mick Holderness.

23 May 2017

Love it or loathe; social media rules the airwaves

05 May 2017

The Current State of the Lift Industry - Specification Magazine

03 May 2017

Apex Lifts awarded renewal of Royal Warrant

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be continuing to provide our services to the Household of HM The Queen.

27 April 2017

Ray Murray completes the London Marathon

Our resident runner, Ray Murray, has completed the London Marathon 2017! Click here to find out if his finishing time beat yours...

26 April 2017

Apex Managing Director appointed as Vice President of LEIA

Warren Jenchner, our Managing Director, is now Vice President of LEIA. Click here to read the full story.

19 April 2017

Meet the team - Kevin Warnock

We get up close and personal with Kevin Warnock, Apex Lifts' Finance Director.

10 April 2017

Top Five Lifts Around the World

We reveal our top five lifts from around the world.

23 March 2017

Benefits of employing an apprentice

Managing Director, Warren Jenchner give his view on the benefits of hiring an apprentice

22 March 2017

Apex Lifts awarded Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association contract - Elevator World

21 March 2017

Apex Lifts Managing Director appointed as Bexley SNAP charity trustee - Wandsworth Guardian

16 March 2017

Local charity appoints Apex Lifts MD as Trustee

Local charity, Bexley Snap have made Warren Jenchner, Apex Lifts Managing Director, their newest Trustee. To find out more about Warren new appointment, click here.

14 March 2017

Bexley charity SNAP appoints new trustee - News Shopper

07 March 2017

Apex welcomes new recruits - Elevation Magazine

07 March 2017

Apex Lifts win Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association contract

We are thrilled to have won a year lift maintenance contract with Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association. Find out more here.

13 February 2017

Apex Lifts welcomes Joe Salvatore

Apex Lifts has expanded their team with a new Construction Project Manager.

03 February 2017

Case Study: Camden Council

Read about our contract with Camden Council.

16 January 2017

Ray Murray the Marathon Man

Our Repair Sales Consultant, Ray Murray, will be running the Virgin London Marathon this year for the NSPCC. We caught up with him to learn more about his fitness journey and what it means to him to be running this year.

14 December 2016

Apex expands the team - Elevation Magazine

15 November 2016

Apex Lifts debunks mystery over 'close-door' lift buttons - The Telegraph

08 November 2016

Meet the Team - Soni Fenton-Scott

Apex Lifts interviews one of its newest additions, Soni Fenton-Scott, to gain an insight into his background and new role as Services Sales Manager.

14 October 2016

Top five benefits of using CALM

CALM (Computer Aided Lift Management) is Apex Lift’s very own interactive online tool designed with clients in mind.

04 October 2016

Meet the team - Elsie

Apex Lifts interviews one of its longest-serving employees, Elsie Jenchner, to gain a insight into her role and wealth of experience.

16 September 2016

Apex will be tyred after Charity Bike Ride

This weekend, Apex will be taking part in a charity bike ride to raise money for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

14 September 2016

5 signs to undertake a lift refurbishment

Despite being used everyday by hundreds of people, lifts are often overlooked during refurbishments. Take a look at our five signs that might indicate your lift system needs some modernisation.

05 September 2016

Apex presents at Made in Bexley exhibition

Apex is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Made in Bexley, an exhibition celebrating local businesses held at the Thames Innovation Centre.

08 August 2016

Apex Lifts rises to the top in business excellence awards - Elevation Magazine

05 August 2016

Five things to consider when installing a new lift

Apex Lifts offers some advice to facilities managers and building owners on five things that should be considered when installing a new lift.

04 August 2016

Apex Lifts Launches Brand New Website - Lift Magazine UK

02 August 2016

Hole in one for Apex on Annual Construction Golf Day

The Apex team gathered at Birchwood Park Golf Course for the Apex Lifts Annual Construction Golf Day on 22 July 2016.

01 August 2016

Apex gives business owners a lift with asbestos - Tomorrow's Health & Safety

01 August 2016

'Lift off' for new Apex Lifts website - Facilities Management UK

25 July 2016

Apex Full Circle Green Policy gets the green light

Here at Apex, we dedicated to sustainable engineering and will always deliver environmentally viable results. Let us introduce you to our Full Circle Green Policy.

13 July 2016

Welcome our new Bid Coordinator: Emma Barnard

We are excited to introduce a new member to the Apex team - please welcome Emma Barnard who joins us as Bid Coordinator. Emma will predominantly be responsible for writing winning tenders but will also assist in any marketing and promotional activities.

08 July 2016

Meet the team - Gary Poynter

Apex Lifts interviews Construction Director, Gary Poynter to get an insight into his background and role at Apex.

24 June 2016

Apex Lifts - Elevating Health and Safety

22 June 2016

Top tips to avoid a lift breakdown

Lift systems, as reliable and sturdy as they are, will at some point require modernisation. By ignoring lift maintenance, performance may decline, response time will increase and safety may be compromised, which is the last thing anybody wants.

10 June 2016

Apex Lifts rises to the top in Business Excellence Awards 2016

Here at Apex Lifts, we are delighted to announce we have scooped an award for ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year’ at the Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2016.

23 May 2016

Apex Win 24th Lift Industry Kart Day Challenge 2016!

A big well done to the Apex team for winning the 24th Lift Industry Kart day challenge 2016!

23 May 2016

Escalator etiquette: The do's and don'ts

In the UK, where Apex Lifts is proud to be London’s largest lift and escalator manufacturing and servicing company, escalators are everywhere.

20 May 2016

Lift off for new Apex Lifts website

Here at Apex Lifts, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new and innovative website. We aim to modernise and improve user experience for all our site’s visitors, with a fresh new website that is fully responsive.

20 May 2016

Meet the team - Warren Jenchner

Apex Lifts interviews Managing Director, Warren Jenchner to get an insight into his background and role at Apex.

01 May 2016

Apex Lifts helps ‘Make-A-Wish’ make a dream come true for boy who loves lifts

On April 2nd 2016, Apex Lifts helped ‘Make-A-Wish’ children’s charity as they granted 12 year old James his wish of riding up and down some of the most prestigious lifts in London.

20 April 2016

Apex Lifts win repair/maintenance contract

13 April 2016

Apex Lifts Camden with new M&R contract

07 April 2016

Apex Lifts Camden with new maintenance and repair contract

24 March 2016

Apex Lifts manufactures revolutionary Eco Cycle for the UK

23 March 2016

Apex lifts Camden with maintenance and repair contract

Here at Apex, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract with the London Borough of Camden.

18 March 2016

Apex Lifts - It all comes in Cycles

04 March 2016

Apex Lifts - Eco cycle