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Next generation to the top at John Sutch Cranes

27 Jun 16 John Sutch, owner of John Sutch Cranes, is preparing to hand over day-to-day control of his business to his daughter Hayley Sutch.

Hayley Sutch
Hayley Sutch

Hayley Sutch has been appointed managing director (designate) of the family crane hire business, which has recently opened its third depot.

Based in Bootle on a five-acre site, the new depot has an MoT test centre, enabling the company to test its own vehicles – and its own cranes too, should that become a legal requirement. The company also has another depot in Bootle and one in Manchester.

Hayley Sutch joined the business in 1995 and took on various accounts roles before moving into working on securing and maintaining the company’s list of accreditations. After getting her NEBOSH general certification, she managed the company’s health and safety and was a director of the business for 12 months before taking on her current role.

The opening of the new Bootle depot gives John Sutch Cranes the room to expand its fleet and the company has taken delivery of a new five-axle Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 mobile crane.

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Hayley Sutch said: “Liebherr manufactures the most popular machines in our fleet.  We find they are modern and reliable with sales and after service care that is second to none. Choosing this model to add to our extensive fleet was an easy decision to make and our spacious new depot, which is in an excellent location for motorway accessibility and creates a modern, vibrant atmosphere for our staff to work in, gives us the room to expand.”

Pictured below at the handover of the new crane are, left to right, Richard Everist (Liebher-GB), Hayley Sutch, Steve Elliott (Liebherr-GB) and John Sutch.

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