Happy Birthday to LGS
Today marks the 12th anniversary of the formation of LGS. The company has changed dramatically, from one man with a laptop, now to 8 depots throughout the south of England and Wales, plus our new depot in Dudley. This growth would not have been possible without the support of our suppliers, customers and staff contributing to this fantastic journey.
We are already excited about the next 12 years!
RNLI Ambassador Scheme
With many depots in key coastal areas, and sunny weather on it’s way, LGS has signed up to the RNLI Ambassador scheme, using our commitment to marine safety to encourage those on or near water this summer to think safety first. #BeCoastSafe
If you are heading to the beach to swim, walk, surf or just relax, be sure to check the local tide timetable first.
Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
LGS has just received the Bronze Award in the MOD Employer Recognition Scheme, in recognition to our commitment to the Armed Forces, with regards to supporting ex service personnel, reservists and spouses who work for us, and actively looking to recruit staff members from a military background. We recognise the important role the Armed Forces play in today’s society, and the extensive skillset those that have served or are serving can offer to our business. LGS Is already a proud member of the Armed Forces Covenant.
35t winch and power unit
Our Newport depot have recently arranged for the delivery of a 35t winch, power unit and snatch blocks to go to a client somewhere sunny, to help with the installation of a bridge span. This shows the type of equipment we can supply when asked, and not just to our local UK customers. Plenty of our engineers volunteered to help with the installation!
LGS Pembroke – MCA Inspection
Our Pembroke depot has recently passed their annual MCA inspection with flying colours, allowing us to continue servicing our clients marine safety equipment to the highest standard. This includes the servicing of liferafts and lifejackets, key safety items on board any vessel, and in most cases a required on an annual basis.
With skilled and experienced service engineers, and locations throughout the South of England and Wales, LGS offers a full support package for your vessel.
93t Bridge Lift
LGS started 2021 with a request to supply spreader beams and lifting equipment for a client to lift a bridge. This included a 15.5m modular spreader beam, two 7m modular spreader beams, and an assortment of sling, shackles and chains. The complete set was supplied from the LGS hire fleet, leading to another successful lift.
Armed Forces Covenant
LGS is proud to announce we have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, to support the armed forces community (regulars, reserves, current and veterans). The support comes in a number of ways, including:
- Promoting LGS as an Armed Forces friendly organisation
- Seeking to employ veterans and service spouses
- Fully supporting employees who are reservists
- Actively participate in Armed Forces Day
As a business we appreciate the commitment our armed service personnel give, and also recognize the skills and knowledge they can bring to a business like ours, whether retired or active as a reservist. By signing up to the Covenant, we are giving our commitment to them to help achieve and aspire.
A full breakdown of the Covenant can be viewed below:
New Depot – LGS Dudley
LGS is proud to announce the opening of a new location in Birmingham, the Depot will be run by Dave Hickinbottom – a popular and experienced manager with a huge depth of knowledge about lifting products and the region he will be serving.
As LGS has expanded so has the geographical area in which it trades, indeed it is this wider activity that has driven the expansion to places further afield. This will bring the total number of branches to 9, each one with a unique solution to the requirements of their local area.
The current economic climate may be uncertain, but we are confident that the sound business philosophy that LGS employ, matched with the experience and drive of the new team can only lead to further success and growth.
WESCOM Distributor of the Year
Congratulations to the LGS Marine Team (Kevin Jones, Chris Chiddy, Tracie Bentley and Dave Morgan) for winning the WESCOM Distributor of the Year award at this years annual conference in Amsterdam. The team has put in a great deal of work to develop the brand and customer base in the UK over the past couple of years, so it is fantastic to see this recognised by a key supplier.
LGS Marine are distributors and stockists of the complete WESCOM range of COMET pyrotechnics – the range can be viewed here – https://liftinggearsafety.co.uk/marine/pyrotechnics/. If you have any requirements, including the disposal of out of date marine flares, please contact your nearest branch ( https://liftinggearsafety.co.uk/contact-us/ ).
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Lifejackets
LGS Marine has just provided Yorkshire Wildlife Trust with branded lifejackets, for them to use when on or near water. The Trust is a charity serving Yorkshire for over 70 years and maintaining over 100 nature reserves. The lifejackets chosen are the Lalizas Sigma, with personalised heat pressed branding. If you require personal branding for your company or crew lifejackets, get in touch!