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A little Celebration of Big Brands

Littlewoods 

Littlewoods is one of the big names resounding with your upbringing. That’s because they have been 80 years in the business! It comes as no surprise that they are among the best in brand retail!

Today, Littlewoods are still taking brand retail by storm! This cyber Monday – brands such as Nike, ...

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What is Black Friday?

And where does it come from?

Thanksgiving

So yesterday was Thanksgiving. The US Holiday of Turkey and…well, giving! That means across the Western world it’s a chaotic and delightful world for retail and shoppers!

Black Friday

Black Friday is a little bit like the UK Boxing Day sales, after the US Thanksgiving.  Retailers in November will slash their prices – sometimes almost giving stock away just in time for Christmas!

The main teasers are:

  • Games consoles – Xbox One ...
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So we’ve seen it on TV…What actually IS Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving

 

In ancient times, 1621 to name the year, Pilgrims shared the product of a hearty harvest with the Native Americans. They celebrated together with a huge feast!

In the US Thanksgiving is the official celebration that kicks off the festive season. Fairly young a holiday, congress approved Thanksgiving in 1941 – two years later than President Roosevelt put it forward as an official holiday.

 

💡More people celebrate Thanksgiving than Christmas!

-This is because it’s a secular holiday, meaning that it has no religious ...

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Unique Elevator Designs: Part 2

Lifts in the UK very rarely vary by design. But across the rest of the world engineers have been getting creative on how they design elevators. You wouldn’t think there wasn’t much room for variety on a box that travels up and down a shaft; but after flirting with imagination, engineers have created some truly fascinating lifts that have to be seen to be believed.

Let’s take a look at some more unique lift designs around the world:

Oregon Municipal Elevator

This unique ...

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Neri-Go Life Saving Lift

Take a look at the ingenious Neri-Go evacuation lift

The emergency evacuation lift provides a direct, through-floor escape route in case of catastrophe in a high rise building.

The lift – relying solely on physics – can be used in times of power out-age. It steadily and competently provides an escape for inhabitants of the building, servicing one adult with one child at a time.

Casting our minds back to June this year when the Grenfell Tower ...

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The Birds and the Bees 🐝

When Hunter and Sheridan Lifts love each other a very much – a beautiful new lift is born!

Among the hustle and bustle of London’s Regent road, tucked away in tranquility, lives our little baby.

Rainforest Lift

Sheridan Lifts installed a rainforest inspired lift in Hunter’s vibrant retail store, in London. Riding the lift gives a South-American sensation of an immersive rainforest experience. Your personal escapade between shop floors.

Evergreen artificial grass decorates the walls inside the lift, ...

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Raising the Barca

Catalan Square in Castlefield hosts one of Manchester’s most lively watering holes, Barca Bar – since 1996. In 2015 Barca underwent a massive modern refurbishment with high fashion furniture design and the facelift saw an innovative transformation into a bright open social space.

The choice of suites is second to none and ranges from light minimal, to a deeply sophisticated drinking and social atmosphere. Barca’s rooms and suites are all available for hire, ...

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The Future of Lift Maintenance

As we look to the future, the logistics surrounding elevator maintenance become more of a challenge. More and more companies are installing lift systems, and if one of them should fail, ever evolving obstacles are slowing the speed of repairs.

Inner city buildings pose a problem: If an elevator should break down, and current on-call engineers are otherwise engaged, big city traffic can delay call outs further.

So what can be done to overcome the problem of urban logistics?

One possible solution may ...

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Kitchen Lifts and Clever Dumbwaiters!

The Mitre Hotel

The Mitre Hotel in the heart of Manchester is beautiful historic piece of architecture established in 1815. The Mitre welcomes a breadth of visitors to the heart of the city all throughout the year. Though it maintains its stunning Victorian charm, the hotel is fitted out with all the mod-cons needed for a comfortable stay.

The state of the art restaurant, which boasts a handsome main bar, features fresh décor with stylish furniture to boot. Open seven days a ...

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Make the World Better with a Sweater!

Help Save the Children This Christmas!

What we are doing

At Sheridan’s we know that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! We just couldn’t wait to deck up the festive décor (yes, at the beginning of November.) Secret Santa scheming is in full swing and we’re all thinking it’s high time for mulled wine!

Everyone knows there’s nothing like indulging in the festivities to get us in the Christmas spirit! That’s why this year Sheridan Lifts are ...

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