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New chairman for CPA Crane Interest Group

10. September 2018 | Comments (0)

Janet Entwistle the chief executive of Ainscough Crane Hire has been elected as the new chairman of the UK's Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Crane Interest Group.

The group was set up more than 25 years ago and is the largest of the CPA’s special interest groups, representing the crane sector on a national and international basis. It has been heavily involved in establishing and refining operational standards for crane rental in the UK and champions safe operation of cranes through a range of safety publications for rental companies and their customers.

Janet Entwistle
Janet Entwistle

Entwistle said: “I am pleased to accept this role to represent the industry at an important time for the sector. I am here to listen and to help the CPA and its members to promote safety and professionalism in the crane hire sector.”

“The CIG is here to represent the interests of the whole crane hire sector. To do that well it needs contributions from across the industry and I hope to encourage greater involvement from new and current members. I will be chairing my first meeting of the CIG on 19th September. Please do come along. As well as an interesting agenda, Kevin Minton and I would like to hear your views about what you want from the CIG in the future.”

CPA chief executive Kevin Minton added: “We are delighted that Janet has been appointed to chair the Crane Interest Group and we welcome her valued input. Ainscough Crane Hire has been heavily involved in the Group since it was first introduced by the CPA back in the 1990s, so we are very pleased that Janet is continuing that involvement with such an instrumental role.”

The Crane Interest Group is seeking additional representatives from the industry, interested parties should contact Kevin Minton on


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