Meet our team

Andy Claypole

Andy trained in the British Army (Royal Engineers) as a crane operator, working around the globe in a variety of unusual lifting environments.

After 12 years he left the Army to join the commercial crane hire industry in the North of England, where he gained extensive experience over a range of crane manufacturers and models.

In 2006 Andy joined Liebherr as their training manager in Biggleswade. He is a qualified CPCS trainer and tester and internal verifier.

Andy manages a team of dedicated instructors and enjoys developing the courses to keep up with customer demand, changes in legislation and new crane technology.

Craig Scammell

Craig initially worked and trained with Ainscough crane hire. Here he gained extensive knowledge of the crane hire business and a wide experience of different crane manufacturers and technologies.

He joined Liebherr in 2009 as a crane Operator Trainer, he has gone on to become a fully qualified CPCS tester and trainer and also works as an NVQ assessor.

As a training school instructor Craig upholds the highest levels of quality and professionalism and enjoys sharing his skills and passion on his courses.

Gordon Barber

Gordon served 13 years in the British Army (Royal Engineers) where he qualified as a Mobile Crane Driver and Slinger/Signaller. He worked in many unusual and challenging environments gaining extensive experience of crane operations.

He joined Liebherr in 2008 as an Operator Trainer and has trained operators on the various models of Liebherr cranes. He has supplemented his industry experience with continual training in house and at factory sites.

He is a fully qualified CPCS Trainer/Tester and NVQ Assessor in the categories of Appointed Person, Crane/Lifting Operations Supervisor, Mobile Crane Operator and Slinger/Signaller.

As part of the training team Gordon has been an instrumental part is training candidates to the highest standards expected by the industry.


Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd.

Stratton Business Park

Normandy Lane

Biggleswade SG18 8QB

United Kingdom

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