Effective March 2nd 2020, UK lift consultancy, D2E, is set to overhaul its structure and senior roles for the next planned phase of its development as it refocuses for the digital age.
In an integrated package of moves, Bill Evans, the company’s founder, will become the 32 strong consultancy’s full-time Chief Executive, focusing on team learning, international business development and key account relationships.
Mark Fairweather, Director, will become the company’s new Managing Director, assuming responsibility for all consultancy services.
Martin Fuller, Director, will take control of day to day operations with the 8-person field and projects team and assume company-wide responsibility for safety and quality.
Robin Cheeseright, Director, will retire from the business in which he has served for 15 years to concentrate on a portfolio of commercial and personal interests.
In the 16 years of its existence, D2E has established a formidable reputation for know-how and innovation, thanks to the business’s consistent investment in learning and development.
“We invest 20% of our profits back into our team’s development. We believe that this is, by some margin, the highest investment L&D ratio in the industry,” says Fairweather, “and Bill has been at the centre of that effort.”
“In this new digital age, we can focus on growing our know-how even faster and ensure that we remain at the forefront of technology and best practice. This is how we intend to keep improving our service to clients and the community.”
Bill Evans says: “We live in an era of amazing change – it’s the very best time to be in our industry. People are moving to cities all over the world. So smart urbanisation, data-driven technology disruption and climate change will offer both opportunities and challenges in the field of vertical transportation.
“We need to help our customers optimise their core space, people flow and create better passenger experiences while extending the working lives of tens of thousands of installed units – this balance permeates our approach to design, portfolio and asset management.”
“Education, continuous improvement in our systems and know-how, and an expert, caring service to customers is the way we plan to tackle the next chapters in our future. We believe as much in an internet of people as of things.”
“This reorganisation renews our commitment to pure vertical transportation and façade access services – as opposed to generalist M&E providers - and to our continuing independence of mind and status.”