Janet Entwistle is to step down as chief executive of the UK's largest crane rental company - Ainscough Crane Hire. She took over in September 2016 following the resignation of Robin Richardson.
A company announcement said: “Janet has strengthened Ainscough’s position as the UK’s leading lifting services business, delivering quality premium services to its customers. Ainscough has continued to deliver a strong profitable performance in challenging market conditions. Janet has been working with the board to build longer term plans for the business to deliver future success and growth.”
Entwistle - who was elected as chairman of the UK's Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Crane Interest Group six months ago - said: “I have been proud to be CEO of Ainscough Crane Hire and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company. I leave behind a great team and a strong business. I wish them and everyone in the business every success in the future.”
The statement from the company added: “The Ainscough board would like to thank Janet for her commitment and will now take forward the plans they have developed for the future. Although Janet will now step back from the business, she will support the board over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.”