Husbands, the Halesowen-based lift company, has won contracts worth £250,000 with a string of restaurants.

The company has fitted food service lifts and disabled platforms to a number of chain restaurants in the UK, including Frankie and Benny’s in the Metro Centre, Liverpool, Cafe Rouge in Cardiff and Ego in Manchester; as well as a number of independent restaurants including Rules in London – which describes itself as the oldest restaurant in the capital.

Husbands fitted three food service lifts into Rules in Covent Garden which was established by Thomas Rule in 1798. The project including taking out two lifts and replacing with three new one. The team from Husbands had to deal with the complexities of a historic building including sloping floors in addition to working through the night. The whole project had to be carried out in just 10 hours as the restaurant remained open during the works.

Other contracts including providing two food service lifts to link three floors at Cattaro, a family run Italian restaurant in Cheltenham and fitting a special three-way adjacent lift to offer three entrances to accommodate the layout of the newly refurbished Dalmans Indian restaurant and champagne bar in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Husbands has also fitted a food service lift in the restaurant of the Castle Hotel in Brecon, Powys and a disabled platform into Papa G’s in Manchester.

Keith Holmes, the owner and managing director of Husbands, said: "We are benefiting from a strong level of repeat business within some of the largest restaurant chains such as Cafe Rouge, Frankie & Benny’s, La Tasca and Pizza Hut as well as winning new business from independent restaurants. Our success is due to not only being able to meet the functional and operational requirements of lift installations but also to being able to work closely with the interior fit-out team and meet the design requirements set by the architects."