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: