“Mick Holderness, this is your life” – Production Director retires.
25 May 2017
We are both delighted and disheartened to announce that after 34 years of exceptional service, our Production Director Mick Holderness, has decided to hang up his tool belt. Mick will be retiring from Apex Lifts at the end of May 2017.
“It’s been an absolute privilege working at Apex Lifts; there’s a lot I will miss, especially the friends I’ve made over the years;” says Mick. “I’ve been lucky enough to have an incredible career, which makes it hard to pick just one ‘best moment’! One is the design, manufacture and installation of heavy duty decking in Victoria St. following flooding and another was being appointed Production Director.”
Mick leaves the organisation with a legacy that had its humble beginnings in a garage workshop underneath Apex’s offices, in 1983. Pioneering the on-site production of lift parts, Mick oversaw the expansion of the garage workshop from a set of four tools, to one filled with sheet metal work machinery capable of manufacturing doors and lift cars. Alongside responsibility for Apex Lifts’ fleet of fifty-five vehicles, Mick penned the driver’s handbook and managed all IT and mobile devices across the organisation.
Warren Jenchner, Managing Director says, “Mick has played a pivotal part in Apex Lifts’ growing success, and it’s an honour to call him a friend and colleague. As part of my extended family and extraordinary workplace leader, Mick has been an inspiration to many staff who share in my gratitude. We’re saddened to see him go and Mick will be sorely missed, but we know that the best is yet to come as he enters his golden years.’
After bidding his final farewell to Apex Lifts, Mick will be moving to Hayling Island with his wife to enjoy his retirement.