In the late 1980s our crane hire business at Middlemount had been running for several years. We needed more equipment to service our contracts but had exhausted our sources of finance. Our bank was unable to assist, as were, it seemed, any other lenders. We were then introduced to Neil McEvoy of Allied Leasing and we never looked back. They assisted in the purchase of numerous cranes, including several units imported from Germany. We were able to focus on our business while Allied negotiated with several lenders to ensure that we had the necessary funds, as and when required, to grow our business. Our success then would not have been possible without their assistance.