Richard Baldwin, founder and chairman of the failed Baldwins Industrial Services, is back in business with a new company called Baldwins Crane Hire Ltd.

The company has its registered offices in Slough, west of London, which is also where the previous company was based. It is offering contract lifting services and mechanical & electrical handling services with cranes ranging from 7t right up to 1,000t capacity.

Richard Baldwin said that he had these cranes available despite the collapse of his previous business, which was put into administrative receivership in October 2002 and subsequently taken over by Ainscough Crane Hire.

‘We have got cash,’ Richard Baldwin, chairman of the new company, told ConnectingCranes. ‘I am not a poor man.’

Working with Richard Baldwin are: his son Wayne, who is managing director heavy cranes; Dave Nash, director small cranes; Mark Barnard, director M&E handling services; and George Hurst, in charge of contract lifting services.