Sheffield crane company on shortlists to lift global awards

Ray Fletcher

Street CraneXpress, the Sheffield-based national crane service provider, is on two shortlists for awards highlighting companies around the world that have done the most to raise standards in the lifting industry.

Its record in training apprentices and improving the skills of its established engineers sees it on a shortlist of three – competing against organisations in the United Arab Emirates and Australia – in recognition of its commitment to people development.

Meanwhile, Street CraneXpress is also on a shortlist of five British companies in the running for the health and safety award, backed by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), the leading global representative body for the lifting industry.

The firm, in Tyler Street, Wincobank, is part of the award-winning specialist engineering group, SCX. It also has its own training centre, the SCX Academy, offering a four-year apprenticeship programme.

Street CraneXpress Director Ray Fletcher said: “We place employee development at the forefront of the business, whether that employee is completely new to the industry or has been with the company for many years.

“Similarly, we are committed to ensuring technical advances in the industry are matched by the highest safety standards for our employees and customers.

“To be shortlisted for these awards – the first time the SCX Group has been in the running for international honours – is tribute to the efforts we have made and continue to make.

Street CraneXpress specialises in ensuring the efficiency and safety of overhead travelling cranes, jib cranes and associated hoists.

It is on the shortlists for the LEEA Kevin Holmes Memorial Award for Excellence in People Development and for the LEEA Safety Award, which highlights health and safety innovations. Both prizes will be presented at the LiftEx 2018 Awards Gala Dinner in Milton Keynes on November 14.