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Celebrity speaker confirmed for LEEA Awards

Wednesday, 10th April 2019

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is excited to announce that this year’s LEEA Awards will be hosted by TV presenter Rachel Riley, the resident numbers expert on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown. 

Following the fantastic success of the inaugural event in 2018, the prestigious LEEA Awards will return to Milton Keynes on 13 November to reward the association’s members and their employees who have made significant contributions to lifting standards in the industry. LEEA has confirmed that Rachel Riley will be this year’s celebrity speaker. “We are absolutely delighted that Rachel will be joining us at our Awards ceremony to celebrate our industry’s achievements,” said Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA. 

As well as being part of the Countdown team, the Oxford Maths graduate is a regular panellist on the Channel 4 comedy show 8 Out of 10 Cats, has featured on Channel 5’s Gadget Show, as well as Sky Sports Friday Night Football and Fantasy Football Club, has put her brainpower to the test on Celebrity Mastermind, and taken part in Strictly Come Dancing.  
The second LEEA Awards play a vital role in promoting the gold standard offered by LEEA members, and they are also crucial in terms of the industry’s sustainability by promoting the impressive work performed by our members and encouraging new recruits.
The Awards include eight categories:
 
  • Apprentice of the Year 
  • Innovative Product of the Year 
  • Manager of the Year 
  • Safety Award 
  • Sustainable Solution ofthe Year 

  • Unsung Hero 
  • Customer Service 
  • Kevin Holmes Award 

Applications for nominations in these categories will be accepted from May. In addition, the Awards will also present the Derrick Bailes Scholarship and Harry Brown Memorial Shield. 

The LEEA Awards will take place during the association’s flagship show LiftEx, now in its fifteenth year. 

Companies interested in placing their brand in front of the industry in association with any of the LEEA Award categories are invited to view sponsorship packages at www.liftex.org. For further information on the Awards visit: http://www.liftex.org/leea-awards.
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