2018 has been a very busy year for us and we’d like to remind you of some of the highlights of the year.
January. We started the year with news of the launch of our new in-house My Ainscough App. We also received two customer awards for safety this month, one from Dow Corning for our Cardiff depot and the other from ExxonMobil for work delivered at Fawley Refinery.
February. This month saw us break through the 1,000 lift day’s mark at Hinkley Point C, a position from which we’ve built on. We also welcomed three new sales team members to our ranks.
March. In the teeth of the ‘Beast from the East’ we were celebrating our appointment to the largest road building contract in the UK: the £1.5 billion upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
April. The spring thaw came just in time for our team who were working on top of Yorkshire’s Emley Moor, erecting a temporary TV broadcast mast next to the UK’s tallest structure. We also helped the Spirit of Loch Ness set sail for its new home on, arguably, the country’s most famous in land body of water.
May. In May we got ourselves a new (hard) hat. We were in Windsor helping to install temporary mobile communications masts to deal with the volume of calls and texts at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We also picked up another safety award for good measure, this time from wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas.
June and July. Buoyed by the performances of England in the World Cup, we worked through the sweltering summer delivering countless lifts for customers including road bridges, river bridges, energy plants and even summer pop concerts.
August. With the sun still shining, we launched our 2018 apprentice intake, picked up another safety award, this time from RoSPA and had a day out at the Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate – in a professional capacity of course.
September. The start of autumn saw us piece together a critical section of the M25 whilst Andrew Spink joined to head up our Heavy Cranes team. CEO Janet Entwistle, became the chair of the CPA’s Crane Interest Group.
October. With the nights, beginning to draw in, we helped assemble a critical section of the new Manchester Metrolink line running through the borough of Trafford. We were delighted to be involved in the lifting of distillery stills at two separate site: one whiskey, one gin. Not our usual round.
November. We needed warming up just a little bit so were pleased to be involved in a renewable energy project in Exeter. We were also pleased to play our part in the renovations of a bridge named in honour of one of English football’s legendary managers.
December. Winding down toward the end of the year but there’s always time for to speak at the nuclear lifting conference.
Have a great New Year, we look forward to working with you in 2019.