lifting solutionsFirstly, I would like to wish all our colleagues and customers a very Happy New Year! 2019 was an important year for LGH, with a new brand and new plans, and 2020 looks like it will be even more exciting with a new branch and new challenges with our lifting solutions.

A New Look

2019 saw the launch of our new global branding, designed to unify the image of the company across our global operations. The new name and logo were carefully considered to be applicable across all locations, overcoming local differences in the use of words such as hire and rental. We’ve also aligned all our websites, both regional and global, to share the same look and feel for all customers in all countries. Together the changes will provide a firm foundation to build upon as we set our sights on becoming the world’s leading lifting solutions company.

A New Level of Collaboration

With the new look comes a new focus on collaboration. We have a great deal of experience and expertise across our company, and it is important that we share this between depots and between countries, so that we can all achieve best practice and provide the best possible lifting solutions for our customers. In 2020 we will be encouraging our colleagues to visit other depots to see how things are done, both in their own country and overseas.

New Challenges

There is no doubt that the year ahead will bring new challenges. With the UK set to leave the EU on 31st January, and a presidential election in the US, the economic climate will inevitably be unpredictable. However, I believe that if we remain true to our core values, then we can ride out the storm, rise to any new challenges and take full advantage of any new opportunities that come along.

A Landmark Year

Perhaps most exciting of all, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of LGH, and we will be celebrating in style throughout the year. We’ll be looking back at where we have come from and journey to get where we are today, as well as looking forward to the next fifty years. Look out for our new 50th anniversary logo appearing soon.

Lifting the World

At LGH, we know that it is not our lifting solutions that makes us a success, it is our people. As we start a new decade, I want to thank each and every one of our team for their vital contribution to our success, caring for our customers, enhancing our reputation and delivering a level of service and support that is the best in the business. We could not do it without you.

So Happy New Year to you all and let’s make 2020 a year to remember!

Ian Parkinson