In memoriam: John Hayes: 20.09.1953 to 24.12.2022

18 January 2023

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Former assistant editor of Cranes Today John Hayes passed away on Christmas Eve 2022.

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of John Hayes on Christmas Eve, 2022. John started his career as a trade press journalist with Cranes Today magazine in 1976.

John gained degrees in computer science and physics at St Andrews University. During his career, as well as working on Cranes Today, he was group head of communications at logistics company Tibbet & Britten for more than a decade. He also held senior roles at The Keswick Enterprises Group, LINPAC Group, DHL Logistics, Exel and Rockwood. 

In the 1990s, always an innovator, he started a PR company with Lord Forsyth. Over the last ten years he became known for his talent for website design.

He will be remembered as ‘a kind and knowledgeable man who will be sadly missed’. 
Condolences to John’s family from Cranes Today.