Botany Cranes had been established for around thirty years when John and Ann Bradstreet purchased it in 1997. Coming from a similar business involvement in Canberra, they saw Botany Cranes as an opportunity to apply their knowledge and experience of the crane industry.
Since then, under the guidance of Managing Director John Medland, the business has increased dramatically, going from a fleet of 7 cranes and 20 staff, to a fleet of 20 cranes and 50+ staff. The dry hire side of the business has recently been established as a separate entity trading as Botany Access who provide a range of equipment including boom lifts, scissor lifts, scaffolding and other specialised machinery for all your aerial access needs.
Business has mainly increased through word of mouth, combined with improved service delivery through hard work and a determination and motivation to be a leading Sydney crane yard.
Botany Cranes is a true family business, Ann Bradstreet is one of the Company Directors and John Medland's mum. Peter Medland is our Quality Management Representative, managing the OHS&R, and Quality Management Systems. Julian Eyers, Darren Pearce and Tony Smith are our Site Supervisors / Sales Consultants.
Botany Cranes employs approximately 40 full time Crane Operators and Dogmen and has a small team of regular casuals to assist during the busiest times. Botany Cranes has an excellent relationship with the CFMEU and in consultation with the Union has recently implemented a new EBA. The company has a supportive and co-operative culture and is known throughout the industry as a 'great yard to work in', in fact, several members of our team have been with the company for over 20 years.