Raising the Standards of Stair Climbing Solutions

The Stair Climbing Company started life in 2014 providing battery powered Stair Climbers for hire, and purchase. As exclusive UK distributors for Stair Climbers in both the mobility and commercial markets The Stair Climbing Company provides innovative and safe stair climbing solutions for moving heavy loads or helping people move up and downstairs

The Stair Climbing Company mission is to raise the standards of Stair Climbing solutions through innovative and dynamic products. Having worked with clients including the NHS, Lush, Serco, Care UK and Network Rail to name just a few, we offer a wide range of Stair Climbers to challenge almost any stair case. Our Stair Climbers can be used in situations to offer access at a heritage venue, in the event of a lift failure or to move heavy loads when the stairs are the only access.

Emma Persey (Woodthorpe)

Emma Persey (Woodthorpe)

Managing Director

With over 17 years in the disabled welfare to work sector and corporate strategy in the finance sector, Emma has both the experience and business acumen to provide the industry with the next generation of Stair Climbers. We have an exclusive UK agreement with KSP Italia and AATA Stair Robots, manufacturers of an innovative range of Stair Climbers giving The Stair Climbing Company a unique position in the UK market.

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David Woodthorpe

David Woodthorpe

Director

Founder of The Stair Climbing Company, David is an experienced project manager. Having worked in the oil industry for many years, David uses his expert engineering experience to advise and support businesses that require Stair Climbers to manage heavy and awkward loads. David also works closely with our manufacturers AATA International, which provides the tracked Stair Robot to manage loads of up to 1,000kg, as well as bespoke machines for one-off projects.

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Chris Persey

Chris Persey

Operations Director

Prior to joining The Stair Climbing Company, Chris spent 15 years in the education sector where he picked up numerous accolades in business enterprise, innovation and sports. Now fully immersed in the mobility industry, Chris oversees the logistics, training and education development of the company, as well as implementing the processes and policies to ensure a seamless operation across the business.

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Ruth Crane

Ruth Crane

Business Co-ordinator

Ruth joined The Stair Climbing Company as its Business Co-ordinator in 2018. Working for over 10 years for Marie Curie and the MS Society as a Fundraising Manager, Ruth has a wealth of experience in managing relationships, and is the key contact for new and existing businesses.

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Adele Woodthorpe

Adele Woodthorpe

Woodthorpe Comms

Adele has run a successful PR company, Woodthorpe Comms for over seven years. Her clients include a range of luxury lifestyle and fashion brands, with her team responsible for managing all of The Stair Climbing Company's PR activity and social media.

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Bill Persey

Bill Persey

Fire evacuation consultant

Bill was formally a Fire Officer in the London Fire Brigade for 30 years and has been a key figure in fire evacuation in the East London Boroughs. Bill has worked with The Stair Climbing Company now for just over a year and his enthusiasm and knowledge for Stair Climbers alongside his up-to-date knowledge of the fire industry through the LFB Welfare have proven to be an effective combination.

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Paul Shears

Paul Shears

Training Manager

Paul joined the team summer 2017 as our training manager. Paul has over 25 years teaching experience and has developed all of our training material and programmes for the Sky Climber and Skyline range. Paul has expert knowledge in training techniques and delivers training for individuals and large corporate groups and with the same care and attention. Paul is also responsible for carrying out LOLER tests and services.

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