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Dewar Partnership Appoints Chris Manning Director, New Development, Vertical Transportation

Joins Firm as It Continues to Increase Market Share in United Kingdom

Chris ManningDewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based lift and escalator consulting firm and subsidiary of Lerch Bates Inc., announced that Chris Manning has been named director, new development, vertical transportation. Chris previously served as a senior consultant, vertical transportation, for Lerch Bates Inc.

Chris has nearly 30 years of skilled expertise in designing vertical transportation systems for all sectors of the industry including commercial, residential, hotel, retail and transportation. In his new role with Dewar Partnership Ltd., he will manage all new design projects and will concentrate on business development by establishing new and developing existing clients in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Chris will work closely with world class architects and design teams, from initial traffic analysis to final acceptance inspections, to ensure systems meet each client’s requirements as well as are in compliance with all relevant codes and standards.

“Chris joins Dewar Partnership with significant global new design expertise,” said Dewar Partnership Ltd. Managing Director Steve Fall. “He has a proven and respected record of taking projects from the initial concept stages to final witness testing and completion. Chris will be play a vital role in our firm’s continued expansion initiatives as we strategically grow throughout the region.”

Chris has worked on many landmark projects throughout Europe and beyond including The Shard and Salesforce Tower (formerly Heron Tower) in London, Torre Cepsa in Madrid, Istanbul Tower Levent in Istanbul, Port Baku Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan, CCTV Headquarters in Beijing and Central Market in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) in mechanical and production engineering at Middlesex University.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced on Dec. 2, 2014, that it had reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd. Dewar Partnership Ltd. provides innovative technical and economical solutions to improve the operation, quality and safety of lifts and escalators throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. The firm’s team of expert consultants specializes in the vertical transportation needs of the commercial, leisure, financial, retail, education, health, transportation and aviation industries in both the public and private sectors. To learn more about Dewar Partnership, visit dewarpartnership.co.uk.

Denver-area based Lerch Bates has built a reputation as the premier designer of vertical transportation and façade access, permanent equipment and rigs utilized for servicing exterior façades including window washing and maintenance, systems around the globe. The company has consulted on many of the world’s tallest buildings including the 2,717-foot (428-meter) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,667-foot (508-meter) Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1,476-foot (450-meter) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389- foot (423-meter) Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Dewar Partnership Appoints Colin Burrowes And David Doyle Vertical Transportation Consultants As Firm Experiences Growth

Lift and Escalator Company Recently Became a Subsidiary of Lerch Bates Inc.
Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based lift and escalator consulting firm recently acquired by Lerch Bates Inc., announced that Colin Burrowes and David Doyle have joined the company as vertical transportation consultants. The announcement comes as Dewar Partnership continues to increase its market share in the United Kingdom and plans expansion throughout Europe

Colin BurrowesBurrowes joined Dewar Partnership with more than 30 years of experience in the vertical transportation industry. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an independent lift consultant throughout the United Kingdom. He also has served as a regional sales manager for KONE Great Britain as well as for The Express Lift Company and Evans
Lifts Ltd., both subsidiaries of OTIS. Burrowes is a graduate of Northampton College of Further Education and Nene Technical College (now The University of Northampton).

David DoyleDoyle recently served as a portfolio sales manager for Schindler Group were he grew the firm’s client base and negotiated new and expiring contracts. He also worked for ThyssenKrupp Elevator as a new business development manager and as a service account manager. Doyle’s professional qualifications include accreditation to ISMM advanced management coaching.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced on Dec. 2, 2014, that the firm reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based lift and escalator consulting company. The firm also announced at that time Steve Fall, with more than 38 years of valuable industry experience, was named managing director of Dewar Partnership. Matt Scanlan, a 42-year industry veteran and previous owner of Dewar Partnership, remained with the firm as an executive director and as a member of its Board of Management.

Dewar Partnership provides innovative technical and economical solutions to improve the operation, quality and safety of lifts and escalators throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. The firm’s team of expert consultants specializes in the vertical transportation needs of the commercial, leisure, financial, retail, education, health,
transportation and aviation industries in both the public and private sectors. To learn more about Dewar Partnership, visit dewarpartnership.co.uk.

Founded in 1947, Lerch Bates Inc. is the oldest and largest vertical transportation consulting firm in the world and has consulted on the lift and escalator systems of many of the world’s tallest buildings. The firm relies on its unique expertise in lift engineering and technology to design and modernize lift systems all over the world including the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,476-foot Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389-foot Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.