ELS scissor auction benefits air ambulance charity

By Leila Steed22 November 2021

Air Ambuland Trust staff receive check donation Left to right: Alistair A. Palacıoğlu, Export Business Development Manager at ELS Lift, Ray Whibley, OTS co-founder and managing director and James Skinner, Technical Service Manager at Alfa Access.

Alfa Access, a UK distributor for ELS Lifts, has auctioned off a 5.5m electric scissor lift to help raise money for charity.

The access platform - an all-electric Junior 5.5 SP model featuring a Union Jack livery - was put up for offer at this year’s Vertikal Days event in Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, with 25% of the hammer price was earmarked for the winning bidder’s chosen charity.

OTS (Operator Training Services), a specialist working at height training provider, offered the highest bid at the auction and secured the ELS scissor lift. 

The Kent-based company is an accredited IPAF and PASMA training provider that was established in 2021 by Ray Whibley and Mike Tordoff.

After winning the auction, OTS founder Ray Whibley chose the Air Ambulance Trust as the charity that would receive the donation. 

Alistair A. Palacıoğlu, Export Business Development Manager of ELS Lift, said, “We are delighted to have contributed to a life-saving organization that makes an impact on people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Many thanks to Mr. Whibley and the team at OTS for such a heart warmed selection on charity, and the team at Alfa Access for making it all happen.”

James Skinner, Technical Service Manager of Alfa Access, ELS Lift’s representative in sales and after-sales services in the UK, said, “Thank you to ELS for supplying the machine in the special Union Jack colour scheme for the Vertikal Days 2021.

“Thank you to Mr. Whibley for his winning bid and giving his direction into contributing to such a worthy cause. All the best with your new ELS Lift machine Ray.’’

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