July 31 - UK crane hire company, Ainscough Crane Hire intends to combine its national sales effort under the leadership of George Kesterton, previously sales director with responsibility for the Northern Region.

At the same time, Steve Wathen, previously Heavy Cranes general manager, has been promoted to commercial director, Heavy Cranes, taking up this newly created position with immediate effect, reporting directly to George.

George and Steve will absorb the responsibilities of Grant Mitchell, sales director Southern Region and Heavy Cranes, who leaves the business to pursue other interests.

Previous internal promotions within the Ainscough Crane Hire Team were announced earlier this month and the company had previsouly announced the purchase of 20 new Leibherr LTM 1150-6.1 mobile cranes and six heavy lift crawler cranes.