About us


The UK’s leading provider of lifting and equipment inspection services

In December 2016 Lloyds British was acquired by Speedy, bringing additional specialist lifting services and expertise to the Speedy business.
For more than 200 years, Lloyds British has been providing specialist testing, inspection, maintenance, certification and training for the lifting services industry. Founded in 1812 by the Admiralty to certify anchors and lifting equipment, we have built a market-leading brand on excellence, expertise and customer peace of mind.

Expert safety and compliance since 1812

Our highly skilled and qualified inspectors and engineers provide a reliable, responsive and first-class service across the UK, ensuring your lifting equipment is safe, compliant and all legal obligations are fully met including HASAW 1974, LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998, PSSR 2000, COSHH 2002m British and European Standards.

And through our Lloyds British Somers and Rota brands we also provide design, repair, manufacture and refurbishment of lifting equipment for the steel, rail, water, aerospace and construction industries.