Lift maintenance and installation company Pickerings Lifts has announced that Paul Brooks will succeed Ian Bowers as Managing Director from 1 April 2019, following Ian’s retirement at the end of March.

Paul joined Pickerings Lifts in 2014, initially joining as Head of Divisional Operations before being promoted to Service Director in 2018.

In his new role Paul will be responsible for the strategy, growth and direction of Pickerings Lifts, as well as taking responsibility for key customer accounts.

Following Ian’s retirement, there have been further changes within the company’s executive board, with former Service Sales and Marketing Director Gary Rains promoted to Service Director.

Paul said of his appointment “I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to guide the company through the next chapter of its journey.

“The company has gone from strength-to-strength under Ian’s leadership and it has been an honour and a privilege to work alongside him over the past few years.”