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LEEA Awards 2021 finalists announced

Parul Dubey on October 21, 2021 - in Awards, News, People

The LEEA Awards 2021 finalists have been announced, following the judges working through a hugely impressive trove of outstanding entries. The winners will be announced during the ‘party of the year’ at the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on the evening of 5 November 2021.

Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA, said: “It is inspiring to see the high quality of award entries from LEEA members and I am looking forward immensely to announcing the winners on 5 November together with our special guest, stand-up comedian and television presenter Dara O’Briain at what will be the best ever LEEA Awards event.  In addition to being a celebration of raised standards and a showcase of how LEEA members are making best practice business as normal, it will be a chance to get together for a fantastic Friday night party in London, looking toward a great future having overcome the pandemic’s challenges.”

The finalists are as follows:

Best Innovation

  • Craig Douglas of JCD Training
  • Crosby BLOKCAM from The Crosby Group
  • Lifting Specialist Engineer – Ahmed Mamdouh of RINA
  • Motion Software: Innovation through Kinetic from Motion Software
  • Pacific Hoists
  • RFID SupraTag from Yoke Industrial Corp
  • SensorSpace Remote Monitoring from Mantracourt Ltd
  • Speedy Services – Capital Commitment from Speedy Services


Best Lifting Equipment Inspector / Tester / Examiner

  • Hery Purwoko of Aluminium Bahrain
  • Brian Butler of Protier Lifting Services
  • Chris Elwick of Sparrows Offshore Services
  • Gary Tegerdine of Peter Cassidy (Leeds) Ltd
  • John Cobley – Production Leader of JA McDonagh Engineering LTD (RJ Engineering)
  • Manny Segundo of Technical Royal Excellence Oil & Gas
  • Matthew Douglas of Sunbelt Rentals Lifting – Rainham
  • Scott Hale of JK Lifting Equipment
  • Wayne Wilkinson of Carl Stahl Evita Ltd
  • Muhammad Naeem Arif of Technical Royal Excellence
  • Paul Culham of Sunbelt Rentals Lifting – Grimsby


Best Lifting operation

  • AquaTerra Dunlin Team of AquaTerra Group
  • Lifting Specialist Engineer Ahmed Mamdouh of Lloyds British Egypt
  • Notus Contract Lifting from Notus Heavy Lift Solutions
  • Speedy Lifting West Bromwich from Speedy Lifting
  • Thames Tideway East Greenwich Pumping Station team CVB JV (Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets & Bachy Soletanche) from Costain


Best Team

  • Engineering and IT team from Reid Lifting
  • Helen Sparks of Sunbelt Rentals Lifting – Egremont
  • Inspection Department of Standard Arabia Inspection Co Ltd
  • UK Lifting Equipment – Engineering Services Team from JK Lifting
  • Lifting Inspection / operation team from Simples Lifting and Inspection Lda
  • Sales and Service team from Selby Engineering and Lifting Safety Ltd
  • Speedy Services – Category team lifting from Speedy Services
  • Sunbelt Rentals Lifting – Grimsby / Hull
  • Team LES from Lifting Equipment Store
  • Thames Tideway East Greenwich Pumping Station team CVB JV (Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets & Bachy Soletanche) from Costain
  • The Dream Team – Gaz, Andy, John, Glen, Sean, Shaun and Bob from Lifting Gear UK
  • The Hinkley Point C Lifting Management and Assurance team from Notus Heavy Lift Solutions
  • TRE Sales and Technical team from Technical Royal Excellence Oil & Gas Services
  • Velosi LLC
  • Yousef Mousa from Yousef Mousa & Partners Crane Co


Kevin Holmes Award for Excellence in People Development

  • Cookes NZ
  • Dr Mohammad M Abul-Ola from Frontier Certification International WLL
  • Elaine Percival of Minteg Ltd
  • Hoist UK
  • Rony Abraham of Simples Lifting and Inspection Lda


Safety Award – sponsored by Rigging Services

  • Gareth McNary of Select Plant Hire (Laing O’Rourke Group)
  • Karayi Manghattu of Romson Oil Field Services


For further information on the LEEA Awards 2021, please contact Leah Phelps on +44 (0) 203 488 2865 or email: [email protected] 


About LEEA

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

It is the respected and authoritative representative body for its members who work in every aspect of the industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.

The Association has played a key role in this specialised field for over 75 years, from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.

LEEA represents its members at the highest levels across a range of both public and private bodies, including various government departments, as well as nationally and internationally recognised professional and technical institutions. www.leeaint.com @LEEA_INT


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07711 347 701 or [email protected] @amaprlatest


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