Griffin Elevators Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

Griffin Elevators Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

Posted on: 27-03-2024
Griffin Elevators Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

On the 25th February 2024, Griffin Elevators Ltd will celebrate its 25th  Year Anniversary as a Limited Company.

This is a huge achievement for the Company, its Directors and all employees and we would like to thank all of our staff, clients and suppliers both past and present for their support over the years.

Griffin Elevators was started in 1994 by the current Managing Director, Ian Griffin, as a sole trader providing expert technical assistance to established lift companies and design work for  custom electronics for lift control systems.

Over the years the Company has expanded through its growing reputation and the markets demand for quality of service. On 25th February 1999, Griffin Elevators became a Limited Company. Since then the Company has grown from strength to strength whilst remaining a family owned, independent business. Griffin Elevators Ltd was accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:1994  in June 2000, and re-certified to the amended BS EN ISO 9001:2015 on 24th July 2017.  We also achieved accreditation to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 on 10th July 2017. Re-certifying  to the amended BS ISO 45001:2018 on 1st August 2023

Griffin Elevators Ltd now undertakes multi-million pound contracts for local authorities, main building contractors and independent lift consultants. We also manage single contracts for members of the public, clubs and associations and other businesses.


Ian Griffin – Managing Director

Having started my working life aged 15 training to repair radio and TVs for the first two years and then realising that this roll did not look favourable as a long term trade, I then had various jobs until by chance I started work in a building where the lift was being upgraded, showing interest in the control system being installed and realising I had been bitten by the lift engineering bug.

In 1976 I got the opportunity to put some of my ideas into practice and I built my lift controller and so I progressed…….. Fast forward to 1994,  I finally decided to go freelance and offered my services to other lift companies in testing and troubleshooting on a wide variety of control systems.

In 1996 I was approached by Computerised Elevator Controls (New York) to see if I would provide tech support for their growing list of customers in the UK for their high end control systems.  This continued until 1999 when I decided the time had come to move on to the next step and become a Lift Company “proper”   So the Company was limited on 25th February 1999 and a new chapter for Griffin Elevators Limited began.

It is so rewarding to watch the company grow its reputation as a strong independent Company and gain its rightful place within the Lift Industry.   We have achieved a great deal throughout the last 25 years and just to think,  it all started with my chance encounter with a lift installation in progress!


Daniel Griffin – Sales Director

When I started in the lift industry almost 20 years ago, I came from a banking background so the lift game was a real eye opener to me. I instantly fell in love with the industry and the people.

Over the years I have seen the company thrive and develop through the diversity of its staff and the driven ambition of the Directors and senior management team.

I am exceptionally proud of what the company has become and that is entirely down to the fantastic team at Griffin Elevators. I wait with excited anticipation at what the next 25 years holds for us.


Jemma Bridge – Finance Director

My role within the Company became more active in 2017, when I moved into the position of Finance Director following a career break to raise my family.

Having been present in the background throughout the first 25 years I have seen many changes and watched the company grow into a well-oiled machine that I am particularly proud to be a part of.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing what the next 25 years bring and would like to congratulate all of the staff at Griffin Elevators for their part in making the Company as successful as it is.


Sharron Barnes – Operations Manager

Since joining the Lift Industry in 1997, a very different looking industry then, I spent over 20 years with one of the large independent lift companies before joining Griffin Elevators in 2018.

During the time with my previous company I learned a great deal about customer service, processes, procedures and management.  When I joined Griffin Elevators, I was able to be much more hands on with the day to day processes that keep the Company moving.  I have learned so much in the time that I have been here and have been encouraged to expand on my skill set and knowledge base.

Since joining the Industry, I have seen so many changes, many of which have been for the better. Health and Safety has definitely become a headliner over the last 10 years.  For me and the Griffin Elevators team, H&S is our primary concern when looking at a project, new service contract, or new staff members. It affects every part of what we do and should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  Training and follow up is a must in order to keep everyone safe in our fast moving environment.

I have seen Griffin Elevators change too over the last couple of years and in particular in the last 12 months.  Our processes are becoming more refined and streamlined and our customer service is second to none and we pride ourselves on having strong relationships with our clients and supply chain.  Our team is stronger than ever with some key personnel driving forward the changes that we are making.

It is a pleasure to be here and celebrating 25 years with Griffin Elevators, looking forward to many more.


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