Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) members from across the sector were rewarded for their outstanding performance, professionalism and excellence at the inaugural LEEA Awards 2018.
Over 260 guests enjoyed the prestigious event, which took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes on the evening of 14 November. Hosted by celebrity and former England Rugby star, Matt Dawson, the occasion raised £1,153.50 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
A total of eight awards were presented and the winners were:
Customer Service: Service Through Knowledge – Ranger Lifting-Rigging-Safety.
Innovative Product of the Year (Sponsored by Andron Handling): Industrial Training International (ITI) for its ITI VR Crane & Equipment Training Simulators.
Manager of the Year: Oliver Auston of Checkmate Lifting and Safety.
Safety Award (Sponsored by Rigging Services): Straightpoint UK Ltd.
Unsung Hero Sponsored by LHI Magazine: Gerry Miller of Scotia Handling Services Limited.
Kevin Holmes Award: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformance Council.
Dr Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Engineers Equipment Association (LEEA) said: “The LEEA Awards is all about recognising the excellence of our members and showcasing it to the global lifting industry and to end user markets. The response has been overwhelmingly positive – from the high number and impressive standard of entries to an outstanding turnout for an incredible evening. I thank all those companies and individuals that took the time to enter. Congratulations to all the finalists and, of course, the winners and special thanks to our sponsors for their outstanding support.”