UK access industry veteran has made one last deal before he finally retired selling four machines to long term client Warren Access.

The sale included a 17 metre Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 spider lift and three Genie scissor lifts, two 19ft GS-1932s and a 26ft GS-2632. Daintith, who announced his retirement in June, personally handed the machines over to Warren directors Michelle and Graeme Warren, with whom Daintith has enjoyed a close business relationship and friendship with since 2012 when he sold his Height for Hire rental business and APS’s training operation to them.

Daintith said: “That deal represented a win win for both of us at the time, just the kind of business I like. It resulted in our two companies sharing space at Upton until 2018, when Michelle and Graeme moved to a larger site in Huntingdon. It has been a pleasure to have such a close working relationship with such a well run and friendly business over the years, and I am sure I will visit in the years to come. It just won’t be driving a delivery truck.”

“People joke that they will have to change the locks to keep me out because I’ve retired several times already, but this really has been my last deal! I have worked with wonderful people over the years, in a great team. I’m leaving APS in great shape, led by talented entrepreneurs, with young professionals behind them who have fire in their belly and will take the business on the next stage in its exciting journey.”

Graeme Warren added: “We’re very pleased to be Jim’s final customer, because he’s been such an influential and inspiring figure in the UK powered access industry for more than 30 years and a great supporter of our business.”

Michelle Warren added: “Jim is one of a kind. He has a very positive outlook on life. He’s also one of the kindest, most helpful and generous people we have had the pleasure to meet, which is why we affectionately call him Gentleman Jim! He has always given excellent advice and been very helpful in moving on older kit in a way that still defines APS’s approach to customer service today.”

(L-R) Michelle Warren of Warren Access, Jim Daintith of APS and Graeme Warren of Warren Access

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