It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our much-loved and respected colleague David Jacobi.

David passed away peacefully at home after a very short illness. He leaves his wife and two grown up children.

David joined Ainscough in 2002 through a company acquisition having spent his entire career in the crane sector in a range of roles starting as a hire desk controller in the early 1980s in Wood Street East London.

David rose to lead Ainscough’s special projects team working on some of the most complex and challenging projects, not just for Ainscough, but in the sector.

Those of you who knew and worked with David will have known a man with exceptional knowledge and experience of working in the lifting industry. He was cranes through and through and possessed a rare blend of technical knowhow with a commercially astute outlook.

With a dry sense of humour and infectious passion for the job, David took great pride in each and every project he delivered. He would share his knowledge freely with peers and youngsters embarking on their careers alike communicating with both warmth and the gravitas derived from his years of experience.

Outside of work David was most comfortable on two wheels indulging his passion for motorbikes. He was a regular at track day meetings and had ridden for many years with a local club of which he was a senior member.

David will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

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