Contract Hire and Crane Hire Specialists

Crane Hire in Halifax, Bradford, Oldham, Leeds and Yorkshire


Bandshire provides a quality contract lifting / crane hire service with a fleet of cranes that can accommodate your needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Bandshire was founded in 1988 by Ian Blacker who has built the business into a successful Yorkshire based family establishment.

Working alongside his two sons, Ben who joined in 2001, closely followed by Tom in 2003, they have become a dedicated family team sharing a strong personal bond and determination that is needed for business success, knowing that they are building for future generations encourages this. Ian, Ben and Tom have a strong commitment to all customers with an absolute determination to do every job successfully.

They share the same ethos and beliefs on how things should be done giving them a sense of purpose and pride with a range of advantages not found in other enterprises; common values, strong commitment, loyalty, stability and competitiveness.

Due to the family commitment in the day to day operation of this business, the company is able to keep the cost to a minimum, which are reflected in the competitive pricing and dedication to providing a quality service to you the customer. Which is second to none!


We plan and supervise a specific managed lifting operation. Following a detailed site visit, our qualified Appointed Person will provide a comprehensive method statement, which will include a site plan showing the position of the crane and a brief description of the planned lift to be undertaken.


Under the terms of a standard CPA Crane Hire agreement, we provide a crane and competent crane operator to work to your, the customers’ instructions. The customer’s Appointed Person is responsible for planning the lift, preparing a method statement and providing all risk assessments.

“The company offers sound advice and the teams are a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other potential customers…”

John Clayton, Director of Operations, Continental Wine and Food Ltd


Professional Staff

We are very proud of our team at Bandshire, believing that professional proficiency creates strong and lasting relationships with not only our employees but our customers too. Our team is ready for any job 24hours each and every day. We share the same common values, strong commitment, loyalty, stability and are able to maintain a keen level of competitiveness.

Best Machinery

With top Crane fleet at our disposal, Bandshire operates a full Range of cranes to suit all situations with a go any-where and do any-job ethos, driven by a team with full industry qualifications. Our fleet allows us to offer you the ultimate solutions with total flexibility, be it either one off lifts or multi-lift contracts, we can supply the right machinery for any project with the right team. Simply give us a call.

Contract Lift Hire

Our qualified and competent Appointed Person operates in accordance with all relevant regulations…

Contract Lift Hire

We provide a crane and a competent crane operator to work to your…

“The staff demonstrated a professional and experienced approach from the first lift when unloading to the final millimetres of placing the assembled turbine on the top of the 24m high turbine tower…”

Darren Wragg, Project Engineer, DC21 Ltd, Kirkburton, Huddersfield

Our Team