Crane and Hoist Canada

LEEA Awards 2018 finalists announced

October 1, 2018

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

“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 recognizing LEEA members’ excellence and showcasing it to the global lifting industry and to end user markets.

“We are very excited about the LEEA Awards event, which takes place alongside LiftEx 2018 on the evening of November 14 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 
  • Survitec
  • 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

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 specialized 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 recognized professional and technical institutions. @LEEA_INT