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26th June 2020


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Ainscough Crane Hire is proud to once again support Armed Forces Day, which takes place this year on Saturday 27th June.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support and celebrate the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community – from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Ainscough is a company with a proud history of employing ex-military personnel, with former members of the Armed Forces bringing the skills and knowledge gained during their service to many different aspects of the business.

We’re proud to have created an environment that is welcoming to people who have served and provides them with the chance to forge rewarding careers with great opportunities for progression.

Our CEO Peter Gibbs served 16 years with the Armed Forces, in which time he commanded a number of Infantry and Helicopter units and held responsibility for military aviation standards and safety. Peter explains why supporting the armed forces is important to Ainscough:
“We have over 200 colleagues in the business who served in the Armed Forces, we have colleagues who operate cranes, lift supervisors, fitters, QHSE, operations and transport. They have transitioned into Ainscough and fit very well with our values and make the safe choice culture, we are proud to support Armed Forces Day this year.”

Pat Kiernan, QHSE at trainer and adviser Ainscough, spent 26 years in the army as part of the Royal Transport Corps and Royal Logistics Corp.
“There are lot of ex-forces here at Ainscough,” says Pat. “The company is brilliant at enabling people to make the transition to being in the civvy workforce. There are a lot of transferable skills from the army that makes ex-service people well suited to working in crane hire, but the management here also support you in developing the commercial experience that wasn’t necessarily a part of army life.
“I think Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity to celebrate all the valuable work that servicemen and women undertake. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that people aren’t always aware of, but it all helps keep the country safe and it should be recognised. I’ll be joining my Ainscough colleagues in saluting the forces on Saturday.”

#SaluteOurForces is a simple way to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to and keep us safe in the UK and across the globe. To join in, simply share a photo on social media of you saluting with the hashtag #SaluteOurForces.

To find out more about how you can get involved with Armed Forces Day 2020, please visit:

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