Joint-managing director & co-founder, Blokcorp
TOPIC: Using cameras to improve safety on lifting operations
Peter started his career in the family business Peter Hird & Sons in 1983 and trained as a engineer and then progressed into specialist lifting and rigging project management.
In 2004 he became managing director of Peter Hird & Sons, and subsequently also Valla Cranes UK, Valla Cranes USA and Compact Lifting Group. Compact Lifting Group was at the forefront in the development of the mini crane market worldwide and rapidly developed into a significant business.
In 2015 he and Ben Windass launched Blokcorp after seeing a gap in the market for a high quality camera system that would fit to the hook block of many types of cranes. Blokcorp is now a multi million dollar business and has a distribution network in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia.