GGR Lifting Lead AP Group Open Day

1 September 2023

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Forthcoming GGR Open Day showcases lifting equipment and applications from across the UK.

Following the successful Open Day in 2022, UK-based GGR Group, which offers sales and hire of specialist lifting equipment throughout the UK, is again hosting the Lifting Lead AP Group Open Day at its premises in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire on Thursday 14th September 2023.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see a selection of bespoke lifting equipment and get ideas on different lifting applications, particularly innovations for load control and people/load interface solutions The event will also showcase lifting work being carried out by specialist professionals across the UK.

Guests will have the opportunity to hear from leading industry speakers on a variety of topics. Confirmed speakers and exhibitors at the day include:

  • Richard Wenham - Met Police
  • Teddy Holt - Radius Group
  • ILLAPG And GGR Group
  • Rob Langford - Lloyds British
  • Jonathan Park - Torquer
  • Damien Finnegan - Hoistech
  • Peter Brown & Katie Kelleher - CPA
  • Clare Hill - CITB
  • Chris Carter-Rowlands & Paul Taylor - NOCN
  • Liam Clancy - Emerson Cranes
  • Steve Bradby - LOR
  • Peter Gibbs - Ainscough Crane Hire
  • Flannery Plant Hire

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a tour inside GGR’s facility and view a variety of product demonstrations, including lifting equipment, glass vacuum lifters, glazing robots and UNIC mini spider cranes.

Also on display will be electric and diesel telehandlers, new overhang beams and other specialist lifting equipment such as the multi-loader tracked leveller and carrier range.

In addition to the site tours and product demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Schedule for the day:


9.30 - 10.10      Hands off loads and specialist lifting equipment
Presenters: ILLAPG And GGR Group

10:50 - 11:20   Road transportation changes
Presenter: Richard Wenham (Met Police)

11:20 - 11:30 - Crane Maintenance Roadworthiness
Presenter: Peter Gibbs (Ainscough)

12:30 - 12:50 - Training & The Future
Presenters: NOCN & CPCS

12:50 - 13:10 - Training & Competency
Presenter: Kevin Bennison

13:50 - 14:20 - Carbon Zero Drive
Presenters: Skanska - Lower Thames Crossing Project Team & HSE


10:20 - 10:50 - Crane Innovation, Lower Carbon Solutions & Motion System
Presenters: Steve Bradby & Justin Powers

11:50 - 12:15 - Heli Lifting M&E Within Major UK Cities
Presenter: Teddy Holt (Radius)

13:10 - 13:50 - Hands Off Loads & Specialist Lifting Equipment
Presenters: ILLAPG & GGR


Presentation on Elebia Hook
Presenter: Rob Langford (Lloyds British)

Torquer and Spear (Hands Off Load Control Equipment)
Presenter: Jonathan Park (Torquer)

Innovation Lifting Attachment
Presenter: Damien Finnegan (Hoistech)

Magnetic Push Pull Sticks
Presenter: Tony Adams (Cementation Skanska)

Tagattach - Tag Lines


Ainscough Cranes
Crosby Group
Flannery Plant Hire

TABLE EXHIBITORS (09:30 - 15:30)
Cementation Skanska
Radius Group

To register to attend see: