Rise Elevator Secures North East Growth Hub Support

Over the last two years, Rise Elevator has grown from a one-man business to a national operation covering five divisions with a Gateshead head office and thriving team of engineers and support staff.

Led by Managing Director Kris McGough, Rise Elevator provides lift maintenance, car lifts and disabled access lifts. By joining the Peer Network, Kris was able to tap into the wisdom of other North East business owners and helped him to continue growing his business.

Talking about the North East Growth Hub’s Peer Network, Kris said: “Since I started the business I’ve worked hard to grow it. We now have five different divisions: Rise Elevator, Rise Car Lifts, Rise Residential, Rise Compliance and Rise Lodges. 

“We’ve been really busy over the last year and have bought new commercial premises in Team Valley which we’ve converted into offices and a showroom – complete with a racing car on a car lift.

“There are always people out there who have been running a business for much longer and a group like a Peer Network means you can learn from each other.

“There were lots of different types of organisations in our group, from bigger businesses with international footprints to smaller companies, so it was good to see how different people operate and learn about their systems and processes – things that as a business owner you need to get right.

“Being a part of this has been as good as I hoped.

“The sessions felt very open and anyone could put their opinion forward or start a conversation on a new subject.

“It’s definitely worth doing and I wouldn’t be interviewing for a member of office staff if it wasn’t for what I learnt through the Peer Networks group.”

Learn more about Rise Elevator’s growth plans and how they’ve benefited from this support in the video below.

Business support from the North East Growth Hub – Rise Elevator Ltd

Peer Networks bring business together to learn with and from peers who are experiencing similar issues. Businesses that take part also receive one-to-one support and time with a business coach. Find out about Peer Networks in the North East.

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