Thriving homelifts specialist Stiltz Lifts received a visit from the Mayor of Dudley today as part of his 100 business pledge.

Councillor Dave Tyler made a commitment to visit 100 borough businesses during his first year in office.

Cllr Tyler made the electoral pledge in order to celebrate the achievements of local businesses after being elected Mayor of Dudley in June. He is also promoting the support available from Dudley Business First, the council’s single point of contact for business support, providing access to advice, funding, relocation and training.

Stiltz Lifts welcomed the borough’s first citizen to its headquarters in Kingswinford in the West Midlands with a tour around its offices and factory.

The domestic lift manufacturer was founded in 2010 and was ranked as one of Britain’s fastest growing SME exporters after it was listed as seventh in the third annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 for 2017. The report, which was published in the Sunday Times, ranks small and medium-sized (SME) enterprises with the fastest-growing international sales over the past two years.

Stiltz Lifts, who employ around 100 staff, has installed its unique and innovative homelifts in more than 20 countries, and recorded total sales of £8.4million in 2016.

Cllr Tyler said: “It was a real pleasure to visit such a thriving local business. I have made a very clear pledge to visit 100 local businesses during my year in office, which allows me to help celebrate the skills, work ethics and pride that goes into these firms every day. We are well over half way through that challenge and Stiltz Lifts was another great example of a fantastic local business.”

Mike Lord, chairman of Stiltz Lifts, said: “It was an honour for Stiltz Lifts to welcome the Mayor of Dudley to our Kingswinsford offices. It was a great opportunity for us to show Cllr Tyler what a thriving business we have become in the borough.

“We are growing at our phenomenal rate every year and creating more and more jobs in the area which can only be a positive thing for the West Midlands. We enjoyed sharing our vision for the future with the Mayor who was in awe at what Stiltz Lifts has achieved to date.”

More information about Stiltz Lifts at https://www.stiltz.co.uk/