About Us

Devon Lifting Services is a family run crane hire business based in Newton Abbot. The company was established in 1987 by Brian Sheehan with the purchase of a Grove 25 tonne mobile telescopic crane. Since then the company has grown from strength to strength, continuously investing in their fleet of modern high specification cranes to provide customers with an even wider range of lifting solutions.

Now Brian’s three sons Christopher, Richard and David have all joined the company giving it a further injection of youth and enthusiasm enabling the company to move forward and deliver larger and more complex lifting solutions.

Devon Lifting Services continues to provide a quality, safe and reliable service with highly experienced personnel including Crane Operators, Lift Supervisors and Appointed Persons.

Meet the team

We pride ourselves on our very high standards of customer service and believe the personal touch we offer is what makes us stand out from the crowd.

Brian Sheehan - managing Director

I’ve been in the crane industry for 50 years, from my humble beginnings with Greenham Plant Hire in the 1970s. Since then I’ve managed several crane hire companies, both in the Midlands and the South West before starting my own business in 1987. There’s not much that I haven’t handled over the years and I use this experience to help ensure all lifts are safe and successful.

Email brian@devonlifting.co.uk or call 07721 605338

Chris Sheehan - Director


I’ve been with Devon Lifting Services since 2005, having previously served 4 years as a mechanical apprentice. I am fully qualified in all areas of lifting and this together with my mechanical background, enables me to solve some of the more complex lifting problems for our customers.

Email chris@devonlifting.co.uk or call 07980 524758

David Sheehan
Richard Sheehan
Darren Williams
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Chris Grice