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LEEA Awards 2018 finalists announced!

The inaugural LEEA Awards 2018 is already proving to be a resounding success based on member entries, according to Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA (The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association).

“I am overwhelmed by the positive response – not only with the number of entries for what is the first year of the new LEEA Awards, but also the high standard of the submissions,” he reported. “This indicates real interest in the awards and what they represent, which is recognising LEEA members’ excellence and showcasing it to the global lifting industry and to end user markets.”

He added: “We are very excited about the LEEA Awards event, which takes place alongside LiftEx 2018 on the evening of 14November at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes. This will be a completely new experience for LEEA and we anticipate a great night that will give members a sense of pride in their industry and a set of benchmarks to which they can measure their own excellence.”

The finalists for the LEEA Awards 2018 are as follows:


Apprentice of the year

Calder Lifting Services Limited

Andron Handling Limited

William Hackett Lifting Products Limited

Straightpoint UK Ltd

FLG Services 'A' Plant

Lift Turn Move Ltd


Customer Service

Technical Royal Excellence Oil and Gas

Andron Handling Limited

Ranger Lifting | Rigging | Safety

Rope Assemblies Ltd


Innovative Product of the Year

Dynamic load Monitoring (UK) Ltd

Tiger Lifting UK

Eichinger Equipment Ltd

Industrial Training International (ITI)

Straightpoint UK Ltd

Lifting Gear UK Limited


Kevin Holmes Award

Street CraneXpress

Ranger Lifting | Rigging | Safety

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformance Council


Safety Award – sponsored by Rigging Services

Speedy – Lloyds British

Street CraneXpress 


Straightpoint UK Ltd

Lifting Gear UK Limited


Sustainable Solution of the Year – sponsored by William Hackett Lifting Products Ltd

Certex UK

Certex Svenska AB

Speedy – Lloyds British

Unusual Rigging Ltd

Dynamic load Monitoring (UK) Ltd

Straightpoint UK Ltd


The Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by Lift & Hoist International (LHI) Magazine –and Manager of the Year Award will be announced during the LiftEx Awards 2018 Dinner. Matt Dawson, MBE, will be speaker at the dinner and presenter of the LEEA Awards. From well-known rugby player to a national TV personality, Matt Dawson was a contributor to England’s victory at the 2003 World Cup and is Team Captain on BBC1’s much-loved ‘A Question of Sport’.

The 2018 event is just the beginning of LEEA Awards journey and will continue to develop. Members who missed out entering this year should start thinking about achievements they think deserve recognition, and will be worthy of a LEEA Award in 2019.

LEEA would like to thank all the sponsors of the awards. Sponsorship packages for the LEEA Awards 2018 dinner are still available for the night. For details, please email: and for further information, visit 


Editor Notes

About LEEA

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

It is the respected and authoritative representative body for its members who work in every aspect of the industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.

The Association has played a key role in this specialised field for over 70 years, from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.

LEEA represents its members at the highest levels across a range of both public and private bodies, including various government departments, as well as nationally and internationally recognised professional and technical institutions. @LEEA_INT

For media queries contact: Ross Matthews, director, AMA PR: 0208 123 1900

07711 347 701 or @amaprlatest

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