Bob Payne started the company back in 1988, and spent most of the first 10-15 years growing his business from a cherry picker, carrying out maintenance works for local authorities and civil engineering contractors. These days, with a busy growing business to run he’s usually found at his desk in the office (or on the golf course!).
Andy is a time served mechanic, and has spent 10 years working on site installing street lighting. Since 2014 Andy has been our Transport Manager, keeping our growing fleet of vehicles and plant up to scratch. Andy also provides operational support and is responsible for making sure all of our test instruments are calibrated.
Jane’s background as an auditor, and her previous job in street lighting admin has helped her settle in well to her role here as Compliance Manager. Jane looks after our accreditations, procedures and ensures our systems are compliant and up to date. Jane also deals with payroll, and monitors our accounts receivable.
Sam, a qualified electrician joined the company in 2007, carrying out and supervising electrical maintenance works. As the business grew, Sam’s role expanded, and Sam now manages the workforce of approximately 100 and oversees most of our Framework and Civil Engineering contracts.
Jon joined Altitude in September 2015 after spending the previous 15 years working his way up from apprentice to qualified electrician whilst also gaining accreditation as an ICP jointer. Jon has also worked on column installation, groundworks and testing/commissioning. Jon’s extensive operational experience and qualifications mean that he can look after the most demanding projects at site level, providing day to day supervision of our workforce on major framework installation contracts.
Rob joined Altitude in 2013 to provide commercial support. Rob has over 20 years’ experience in the lighting industry, and is responsible for business development, tender submissions, buying and client accounts.
Scott is an Incorporated Electrical Engineer with a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, he is also a time served Electrician. Scott joined in 2017 to manage and develop our growing Independent Connections Provider (ICP) business. Scott has worked in our industry since 2006 and provides a wealth of technical and operational experience to our team. He is responsible for all DNO & IDNO connections carried out by the company, and ensuring quality and compliance of all our connections works.
ICP Admin Assistant
Before joining Altitude in 2016 Natalie obtained her BA (Hons) in Design and Technology at Manchester Met, and spent four years in the Utilities sector. Natalie works out of our Hapton office, and is responsible for producing ICP Job Packs, desktop surveys, ‘Live working regime’ paperwork and whereabouts.
Claire studied business management at UCLAN, and spent several years working for a Local Authority street lighting department before joining us in 2015. She now works out of our Hapton HQ providing support to the Commercial Manager. Claire’s responsibilities include tender admin and preparation, supply chain management, and business development.
Jess has been with Altitude since 2014. Her initial role as Admin Support has grown as she gained experience, she now works closely with the Operations Director at our Bamber Bridge satellite depot. Jess is responsible for recording and issuing of works, and day to day liaison with our Framework clients.
Andrew has been with Altitude since 2014, and is responsible for the company Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental. Andrew played the key role in implementing systems and procedures that enabled Altitude to obtain ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 accreditations. Andrew can often be found on our sites, auditing our works to ensure our HSEQ record is continually improving.
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