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31st December 2019


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Another year has come and gone so it feels like the right time to reflect and recognise our achievements in 2019. We’ve been working hard all year on many exciting projects but here are just some of our personal highlights.

January: Our new year began in brilliant style as we were recognised for our work with one of our oldest clients, Pembroke Refinery. We received a certificate for our high placing in the client’s 2018 Contractor League KPI Table – a real tribute to how Make the Safe Choice helps us deliver excellent work safely.

February: This month saw us work with BAE Systems once again as we returned to the largest ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, to help install a new armament system to the flight deck while she was docked in Portsmouth.

March: As winter turned into spring, we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the excellent work that’s undertaken as part of our apprenticeship scheme at Myerscough College in Preston, which has trained over 30 apprentices in the last decade.

April: Our Cambridge depot had been working on Highways England’s Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme for nearly six months. In April, they fitted the last of 11 bridges into place for the new carriageway. This important scheme is something all the team were proud to have worked on – and all delivered in time for Easter weekend!

May: This month we were very proud to announce our new Highlands depot in Evanton. Its strategic location in the heart of the Scottish Highlands would further improve our ability to reach remote locations, allowing us to provide our services to an even wider range of clients and significantly enhancing our wind energy capabilities.

June: As the nights got longer, we prepared for some exciting projects. Ainscough Crane Hire worked with its client ilke Homes to bring their innovative modular homes to the North West for South Liverpool Homes.

July: It was a month of sporting drama with the Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix providing excitement, but things were much calmer at Ainscough HQ. We were rewarded for our approach to workplace safety with Silver at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards.

August. As holidaymakers were jetting off abroad, Ainscough was on hand to help out when heavy rain caused problems in Derbyshire. The team was drafted in to help with the emergency situation at Whaley Bridge dam and help prevent it from bursting its bank.

September. With the kids back at school, Ainscough was tasked with changing the windows at Hull’s famous aquarium, The Deep. Working with Access North Structures, we were able to manoeuvre the 300kg pane of glass into position.

October. There were no tricks, only treats, for us this month as we launched our new look website. Months in the planning, the website has been designed to provide information on the many different lifting solutions Ainscough offers its clients and demonstrates the full breadth of our capabilities.

November. As the end of the year approached, we were looking to the future, as we proudly announced the addition of 14 new welfare escort vehicles to our fleet.

December. In the week that the country went to the polls, we unveiled details of our brand new depot in Dundee.  The further expansion of Ainscough’s footprint within Scotland means that we will be able to base vehicles from our Heavy Cranes and Transport fleet in Dundee.

2019 has been a great year for Ainscough Crane Hire. Thank you to all our clients and partners for helping to make it such a special twelve months. On behalf of everyone at Ainscough Crane Hire, have a lovely Christmas and happy new year – we look forward to working with you again in 2020.

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