• Our Team

Our Vision & Values

Pro-Lifting UK was set up by Chris Crowley in 2011 after working in the crane industry for 10 years and having interacted with lots of leading companies in the construction and demolition business. As operations manager for the biggest tower crane company in the UK, Chris dealt with a lot of his clients’ lifting needs. Eventually he saw that there was a place for a company like Pro-Lifting UK to help, support and guide companies with their lifting management needs. Chris believes lifting operations can never be too safe. The potential catastrophic effects from cranes or lifts going wrong means you can never take your foot off the pedal when it comes to preparing sites for cranes, planning erection and dismantling of cranes, lifting management plans for sites and much more. All these areas must be accounted for, because not only is bad planning unsafe but the cost implications are also enormous.


Who Is Pro-Lifting UK

Our mission is to lead the lifting industry by being innovative in areas of communication, support, collaboration and cooperation by introducing systems to simplify the process and creating a culture where everyone knows that it is ok to put safety first and still be productive.
If we can get everyone communicating without fear of judgement or ridicule about safe lifting operations “how to” and “how not to” and create a culture where everyone looks out for everyone else, we believe with the right systems in place simplifying the communication process this will give confidence to those involved in lifting operations to work better and be better.
We can promise that if you can convince your people “Project Managers, Site Managers” to cooperate with our lifting team that we can set a precedence from the very beginning of a project so we work as a team then when contractors/sub-contractors arrive on site to carry out their works there is already a standard in place supported by the Principal Contractor and Pro-Lifting UK Ltd that must be adhered to and will actually make site safer and more productive. This can and will happen if everyone collaborates and communicates with integrity.

Meet Our Team

Chris Crowley
Chris CrowleyManaging Director
Chris gained his experience working alongside the leading experts within the lifting industry. He started as a crane operator / slinger signaller on Heathrow T5 meaning he was able to advance his experience on all types of lifting equipment. Chris progressed to crane supervisor after his passion for safety and doing things right was observed. The four years before setting up Pro-Lifting UK were spent as Operations Manager (South) for Select Plant Hire, he was responsible for planning the safe erection and dismantling of tower cranes and crawler cranes on very high profile projects. This was where Chris felt there was a place in the construction industry for Pro-Lifting UK. Chris’ aim is to help clients stay focused with regards to lifting operations and help to raise the awareness of how important it is to work within the guidelines of current legislation and stay safe.
Allan Clarke
Allan ClarkeGeneral Manager
Allan joined Pro-Lifting UK Ltd in February 2014 as an Appointed Person, he has an extensive back ground in lifting operations beginning as a technical sales representative/appointed person over ten years ago and has experience in many aspects of the Construction Industry going back to 1992. In February 2015 Allan became our Operations Manager and our team of Appointed Persons was born. Since then as the business has grown significantly Allan was promoted to General Manager in September 2015 and now controls all aspects of the business working alongside the Managing Director.
Sam Beale
Sam BealeFinance Manager
Sam joined Pro-Lifting UK Ltd in January 2016 as our Finance Manager looking after everything involved with the company’s finances. Sam has her own team within the business managing Sharon and Carly on a day to day basis. Having a very extensive knowledge and background in the accounts environment she took to the role like a duck to water and has streamlined the way this side of the business runs.
Kirsty Murray
Kirsty MurrayPA to Senior Management
Kirsty has bundles of experience in the construction industry starting work for Laing O’Rourke in 2003 as a site administrator and finishing in 2014 at Heathrow Airport after being based there for four years as Junior Health & Safety Advisor. Kirsty was a friend of Pro-Lifting UK Ltd’s before she joined as we dealt with her often with the works we carried out at Heathrow T2A, so when we decided to expand and hire a Labour Manager, we knew Kirsty was the fit for us. Kirsty joined in August 2014 and her main roles were to manage the labour, keep clients happy, sales team happy and the Directors happy so not an easy role but she took to it well and now a vital part of the team. In March 2016 Kirsty’s role changed within the company to become PA to the Senior Management Team where she not only fulfills that side of her role but also controls the HR, Training and works as part of the New Business and Consultancy Team.
Sharon Thomson
Sharon ThomsonAccounts Manager
Sharon started at Laing’s in 1989 and left in 2007. Her role there started in Human Resources and over the years moved to different roles including Hire Controller and Document Controller. She spent her last 3 years at Laing’s as Secretary / PA to the Tower Crane Director. Sharon has been with Pro-Lifting UK Ltd since the beginning and has become a invaluable asset to the company. Handling invoicing and payroll along with the day to day administration are the main roles that keep Sharon busy but she is always available and is dedicated to the Pro-Lifting UK team.
Ciara O'shaughnessy
Ciara O'shaughnessyLabour Co-ordinator
Ciara joined Pro-Lifting UK Ltd in September 2015 after relocating from Cork, Ireland where she studied at College of Commerce to gain her Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business Studies. Ciara is our Labour Co-ordinator which is a very demanding role that she excels in, not only keeping the men on the ground in order but also working closely with our Operations Manager, team of Appointed Persons and clients alike. Ciara has shown a great enthusiasm in everything she has accomplished so far with Pro-Lifting UK Ltd and is continuing to grow within the team.

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