The winners will be announced during the ‘party of the year’ at the LEEA Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the P&J Live events venue in Aberdeen on the evening of Wednesday October 5, 2022 – the first evening of LiftEx 2022. The ceremony hosted by LEEA CEO Ross Moloney will feature special guest speaker Sir Ian McGeechan, Scottish former rugby union player and coach. The announced finalists are as follows:

BEST ATS (Accredited Training Scheme) Training Member 
Technical Royal Excellence Oil and Gas Services 
GGR Group 
JCD Training  
EDF Generation 

Best Digital Innovation 
Core Inspection Software Ltd 
Onix AS 
RI Connect Inc 
Certs Assured 
Select Plant Hire (Laing O’Rourke) 
YOKE Ind Corp 
LMS Load Monitoring Systems 

Craig Morelli Award for ATS Best Trainer 
Mohamed Elserafy of Petrolift 
Andy Dowd of Speedy Hire 
Rob Ballantyne of GGR Group 
David Middlemiss of Elevation Training & Development 

Kevin Holmes Award for Excellence in People Development – sponsored by Rigging Services 
Hugh Simpson of Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd 
Nicola Tocher of First Integrated Solutions  
Anthony Hope of Sparrows 
Tony Bergman of Shell 

Outstanding Apprentice – sponsored by Bridger Howes 
Nidhin Mathew of Technical Royal Excellence Oil and Gas 
Ben Behai of Sunbelt Rentals 
Lewis Barr of GAP Group 
Kai Carrick of Sunbelt Rentals 

Rising Star 
Abbey McLean of Scotia Handling 
Connor Prentice of EMCOR UK – Aviation 
James McAreavey of Sparrows 
Tyler Spendiff of GAP Group 
Ian Kessels of BUNZL 
Bradley Atkinson of Europa Engineering 
T/A Lifting Gear Products 
Harry Buttigieg of Delmark 

The Best Contribution to GLAD Award, LEEA CEO’s Award, LEEA Member of the Year, Robert Gordon University Awards and the Stuart Everitt Award for Outstanding Contribution to LEEA will all be announced on the night. 

“Congratulations to all of the finalists for reaching this stage and best of luck for the big night. The LEEA Awards is a great opportunity to give people and companies raising standards in the Lifting sector the recognition they deserve, and the awards ceremony is a much-anticipated party for the industry, which will be congregating in Aberdeen for LiftEx 2022,” said Moloney.

To book a guest ticket, or a table of 10, at the LEEA Awards ceremony, go to or the registration page or contact Leah Phelps tel +44 (0) 203 488 2865, email: