Award win is perfect 45th birthday present for Caltech Lifts

Caltech Lifts has won Best Dundee-based Family Business in The Courier Business Awards 2023

CALTECH Lifts has been named Best Dundee-based Family Business of the Year in The Courier Business Awards 2023 days after it celebrated its 45th birthday.

The family firm, founded in Dundee in 1978 by engineer Howard Renwick and now run by his sons Andrew and Fraser, was named the best family Dundee-based business at the glittering awards ceremony at the Apex Hotel in Dundee on Saturday night (October 28).

Managing Director Andrew Renwick accepted the award from host Gaby Roslin along with his dad Howard and brother Fraser.

The judging panel, which this year was chaired by entrepreneur Mike Soutar, chose Caltech Lifts as the winner because it has kept its growth plan to increase turnover, profit and staff to record levels on-track despite the colossal challenge of Covid restrictions by maintaining rigorous focus on delivering high-quality service, products and value.

In its awards application, Caltech Lifts also cited its focus on excellence in customer service as one of its main sources of competitive advantage, along with investing in getting, training and retaining the right staff.

Speaking about the award win, Andrew Renwick said: “To win Dundee-based Family Business of the Year in The Courier Business Awards days after we celebrated the company’s 45th birthday is an amazing present for the company and our family.

“This has been hard-earned by the years of hard work we and our staff have put into building Caltech Lifts to where it is today. It’s a great reward for everyone and I’d like to thank our staff and customers for their commitment to our family firm over the last 45 years. We enjoyed a great night on Saturday with staff, clients, suppliers and friends”

Established in 1978, Caltech Lifts Limited is one of Scotland’s leading suppliers and maintainers of lifting equipment, including passenger lifts, goods lifts, disabled access lifts and stairlifts to the Public and Private sectors, and maintains more than 1,500 lifts across Scotland.

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