Posts Tagged ‘entertainment lifting equipment’

Hoist UK expands Into New Production Headquarters

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Lifting equipment specialists, Hoist UK and its sister company, Truss UK, have relocated to larger premises, a significant expansion and one which will enable both companies to move forward with their growth plans.

The new headquarters, comprising offices, specialised workshop areas and warehousing facilities, are situated on the Tarran Way Industrial Estate in Moreton, a location chosen for its accessibility to the M53 and UK motorway network.

The expansion reflects both Hoist UK and Truss UK’s continued success and subsequent growth over the past twelve months, a year which has seen developments in staffing numbers, product range and a number of new contracts being obtained both in the UK and overseas.

Hoist UK is a leading distributor of the Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment range, together with utilising its in-house skills by offering complete design, manufacture and installation services for lifting equipment requirements.


Sister company, Truss UK, perfectly compliments the services provided by Hoist UK, through its engineering expertise of design, CAD services, structural analysis, quality manufacturing and fabrication in profile steel, stainless steel and aluminium products.

Tony Dickson, Director at Hoist UK & Truss UK, is delighted at the expansion, he said, “We have grown as business over the last nine years by keeping to a robust and achievable business plan. The new premises are ideal for our growing sales, design and administration teams, with meeting rooms for training or client project meetings and will provide more space for production and manufacturing. We have expanded our hoist preparation and testing area as well as increasing our warehousing facility, so we are all set for the further growth planned over the next five years”.

Fellow Director Paul Jordan added, “We are confident that both Hoist UK and Truss UK, and more importantly, our customers, will benefit greatly from our new base and increased engineering capability.”


 Wirral Chamber of Commerce CEO, Paula Basnett congratulated Hoist UK and Truss UK on their expansion, she said, “It is always rewarding when I see a Wirral Chamber of Commerce member being successful but also a Wirral based business moving forward, particularly those which are providing key manufacturing skills and products to a global marketplace. I am delighted that both Hoist UK and Truss UK are demonstrating this and I wish them both even greater success over the coming years in their new business home.”

The facility was officially opened by The Mayor of Wirral, Les Rowlands on Friday 6th November together with the Hoist UK / Truss UK team.

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Business Development Engineer Vacancy

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Due to their continued increased growth and expansion, Hoist UK are looking for an enthusiastic Engineering who could support their existing business development team in achieving improved enquiry processing and overall customer management activities.

Hoist UK specialises in the installation, service and repair of lifting equipment for general industry as well as the theatre and the touring event industry.


Preferably educated to Degree level in an Engineering discipline, ideally Mechanical or Structural Engineering.

Applicants with work experience in Technical Sales or Engineering (including Year in Industry placements) will be viewed favourably.

The Role:

  • As the company continues to grow and expand in key markets and sectors, they are looking for an enthusiastic Engineering to provide technical support to their internal sales and manufacturing departments, current clients and potential new clientele.
  • Additionally, the candidate will be required to develop relationships and seek potential new business for our products and services from a wide range of industry and entertainment based prospects.
  • The company are constantly striving to improve and innovate products within the lifting industry and the candidate will be involved in design and development, working closely with the company’s directors.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Processing enquiries and producing quotations within agreed quality standards.
  • The interpretation and translation of customer specifications into clear work statements.
  • The identification/clarification of customer objectives.
  • Ensuring all documentation is accurate and logged correctly in the sales and quality management system.
  • Take hold of job ownership in conjunction with operational areas to ensure effective communication and that margins and project timing are achieved.
  • Communicate daily with customers via email, telephone and letter as well as in person, when required.
  • Managing existing accounts and identifying and develop new business opportunities.
  • Prepare data and analysis to generate key performance information.
  • Support the existing Business Development, Engineering and Sales Team when necessary, as well as working with other engineering and operational departments to ensure we meet the customers’ requirements.

Additional Requirements:

Whilst the role is essentially based at our Bromborough works on the Wirral, there may be a need for UK and occasional European travel to support customer review meetings, project management meetings, presentations and proposals.

Key Competancies:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to negotiate at all levels of the organisation.
  • Drive and motivation to take a project at enquiry level and deliver an order.
  • Ability to manage your workload to deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Team player able to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – at all levels.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Familiarity with MS Office software primarily Excel, Word and Project.
  • Familiarity with 2D or 3D CAD systems is essential.

The Company:

Hoist UK are a manufacturer and supplier of lifting and handling equipment for the industrial and entertainment market sectors.

We distribute products directly from some of the world’s leading manufacturers to offer you the best price and service possible.

We aim to meet all your supply needs; from the supply of a shackle to the design and installation of a complete lifting and handling system, we will integrate products from our suppliers range with equipment and services of our own design to create a complete project solution.

All applications and your CV should be sent to: and will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

(Applicants applying through a recruitment agency will not be considered).

Hoist UK publishes article for Hoist magazine on safety standards

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Tony Dickson, co-founder of Hoist UK, a distributor for the complete range of Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment, explains to Hoist magazine readers how a German lifting standard seems to have been adopted by the UK entertainment industry when suspending and lifting loads above people.

Within the entertainment industry there are often occasions where it is necessary to move or suspend loads above people, using powered equipment such as chain hoists. There is great debate as to how this should be achieved both safely and legally.

Industrial lifting engineers will at this point no doubt be saying to themselves that there should be no debate at all: LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 ) should be the point of reference and loads should never be lifted over people. They would probably also add that if it is necessary to suspend loads over people they must have a secondary form of suspension bypassing the piece of lifting equipment, in effect dead hanging the load on fully rated and certified steel wire ropes and shackles.

While I would agree that this is the correct option for industrial applications, within the entertainment industry there is obviously more requirement for the loads to be suspended or moved above people. For example, a lighting rig may be suspended above the audience or a piece of scenery will need to be moved into position during a performance. Here, it is necessary to provide equipment that is both fit and legal for this purpose.




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Hoist UK – Moves to bigger premises

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Hoisting specialists HOIST UK are moving to bigger premises, significantly increasing the size of their previous facilities.

The new offices, workshop and warehouse are based on the Wirral peninsula and are ideally located in the heart of the motorway network .

The move reflects the HOIST UK’s growth and success over the last year which has seen an expansion in the company, the product range and business generally.

HOIST UK is a UK distributor for the complete range of Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment.

We have complimented our Verlinde product range with other items such as rigging and trussing products, which are available in both the industrial and entertainment fields to be able to offer you the complete solution.

From the 3rd January 2008, the new contact details will be:

Hoist UK Limited
Unit 11, Carrock Road,
Croft Business Park,
CH62 3RA.

Tel:  +44 (0) 151 334 7682
Fax: +44 (0) 151 334 9373

Remember: Safety Above All