A new era at award-winning pneumatics company

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Staff changes take company into a new phase of development

12th June 2014, Halifax, Compressed air specialists Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (PPS) has announced staff changes to take the company into its next phase of development. After 21 years service, Director Leighton Harris will leave PPS in November of this year. General Manager Ian Harrison, who joined the company in 2001, has been newly appointed as a Director of PPS to assist with the running of the business.

Leighton was headhunted by Atlas Copco for a role at PPS in 1993 and has played a significant part in the development of the company over the past two decades. An apprentice-trained engineer, he worked in various engineering roles throughout his career including as a mechanical, estimator and field sales engineer. Starting as Sales Manager and achieving a promotion to Director within two years, Leighton helped the business increase sales and develop new areas in a competitive market while building a deserved reputation for excellent customer service.

The Halifax-based company, has achieved major successes in its field, recently winning the Atlas Copco Compressors’ Distributor of the Year Award 2013, for achieving recession-busting sales of Atlas Copco products, topping £1m. One of the company’s key strengths is its dedicated staff, all of whom will be equally rewarded from the award funds.

Managing Director, Gary Whitaker said: “Leighton has been an integral part of the company for the past 21 years and a key player in the success of Pennine over the years. I would like to personally thank Leighton for all his efforts and wish him all the best in his new endeavours.”

He continued: “We are also very pleased to announce Ian Harrison’s promotion to Director. As a long-standing member of staff, I’m sure he’ll continue to make a valuable contribution to the future growth and development of the company.”

Leighton Harris said: “Since joining the company in 1993, I’ve seen it grow from a little acorn to the successful business it is today. It’s been an enjoyable and rewarding journey and I’m now looking forward to moving on to other challenges. With the partnership the company has forged as an authorised distributor of market-leading Atlas Copco products, its future as a major player in the compressed air industry is now assured and I wish my colleagues every success.”

Specialising in the design, supply, installation and after sales service of industrial and automotive compressed air systems to customers in Yorkshire and across the UK, PPS services customers in sectors such as the automotive, manufacturing, food, engineering, pharmaceutical, textile and chemical industries. It also offers free onsite energy audits and supplies Atlas Copco and other products from its well-stocked Trade Counter in Halifax.


Notes to editors

Pennine Pneumatic Services was established in 1992 to provide a superior compressed air service to local businesses. It has since grown to become one of the leading providers of compressed air solutions in the UK, offering sales, installation and after sales services, including a 24/7 emergency call out. Stocking an extensive range of new and second-hand air compressors and equipment, as well as pneumatics, filtration, compressed air dryers, air receivers and condensate treatment equipment, PPS services customers across Yorkshire, the north and the UK and has a staff of 29 based at its head office in Halifax. The company also offers breathing air quality certification and energy auditing using state-of-the-art data logging and leak-detection equipment. 

Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd
Pellon New Road, Halifax
West Yorkshire HX1 4UB


01422 321772





Michelle Brown

+44 (0) 777 999 3976




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