The UK Lift / Elevator / Escalator Industry is unique in many ways and generates News that cannot easily be found on other media platforms. Elevation Magazine is the News Forum for this specialist industry.

News items are submitted by various sectors of the industry, including Lift Contractors, Lift Consultants, Architects, Property Managers, Building Owners, Equipment Suppliers and Government Bodies.

Elevator World, Inc. Acquires UK Magazine Elevation

MOBILE, AL, JUNE 18, 2018 - Elevator World, Inc., the premier publisher for the international building transportation industry, is proud to announce it has acquired the U.K.-based magazine Elevation. This new venture helps further Elevator World’s mission to publish and deliver relevant and trustworthy news to the vertical transportation community, while offering a global marketing platform for its advertisers.

Elevation was launched by industry veteran Ish Buckingham as a quarterly publication in 1994, specifically targeted for the British lift industry. Buckingham served as managing director and editor from the publication’s inception until his recent retirement. It is the UK’s only lift trade magazine and reaches more than 2,000 readers. Dave Cooper, managing director of UK-based consultants LECS (UK) Ltd. and long-time Elevation editorial contributor, will serve as the magazine’s editor. Elevation staff member Suzanne McCoy will serve as the main contact within the U.K.

According to Executive Vice President of Elevator World, Inc., T. Bruce MacKinnon, “Elevator World, Inc., saw this as an opportunity to fully represent the U.K. lift industry and build upon Elevation’s 24-year history. As an organization, we are excited to begin working and meeting with the local industry to better understand how we can help their businesses, while providing the relevant and trustworthy news for which Elevator World is known.”

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Newly formed APPG launches inquiry into workplace falls from height

The newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height, sponsored by PASMA and chaired by Glasgow Central MP, Alison Thewlis, has launched its first inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities that occur because of a fall from height and falling objects.

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Launch of the SBS Lift Forum on Standardisation

On the 13th December 2017, the European Federation of Elevator Small and Medium-size Enterprises (EFESME) organised the launch of the SBS Lift Forum on standardisation. The event, moderated by Mr Adam Pinney from the European Builders Confederation, gathered experts, entrepreneurs and stakeholders within and outside the lift sector, interested in standardisation for SMEs.

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First Call for Papers

The Lift and Escalator Symposium Educational Trust are pleased to announce the Ninth Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies will be held on 19 and 20 September 2018.
This Symposium brings together experts in the field of vertical transportation offering an opportunity for speakers to present peer reviewed papers. Speakers will include industry experts, academics and post graduate students. For more information, and to submit an abstract, please visit
Proceedings and photographs from past events are also available on the website.

Stands now available for LIFTEX 2019

LIFTEX 2019, the UK’s leading event for the lift, escalator and access industry, opens its doors today for non-members to book space at the event, which will run from 15 16 May 2019 at London’s ExCeL.

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