With Brexit creating an uncertain landscape, Daniel Searle spoke to UK manufacturers about current and future opportunities. He visited Street Crane, a company planning large-scale growth. There are big changes afoot at Street Crane—but the company is overseeing a smooth transition from one era to the next. Andrew Pimblett stepped down as managing director earlier this year after 28 years in the role and 49 years with the company. A big change, of course—but part of a planned succession, with Pimblett stepping down on his 65th birthday and Gus Zona, who has been with Street Crane in two spells since 1988, taking on the role. Pimblett is still very much an active member of the company, as he told Hoist during a visit to the company’s headquarters at Chapel-enle- Frith in Derbyshire, UK. Now working three days, he is still undertaking some of the travel required to help projects over the line and to optimise project timelines, he says. That’s not the only change underway at the company—as sales director Chris Lindley-Smith mentioned during our tour of the production facilities, that the company has “ambitious plans” with the aim of growing by 40% over the next five years. To put t...