Hugh Simpson Contractors Hugh Simpson Contractors - Northern Scotland`s leading lifting and plant-hire firm.

Telephone 01955 604444

Office Address South Quay, The Harbour, Wick, KW1 5HA

History and Values


Our company started in 1964 as a “Two Man Operation” and we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary in 2024. It is a family- owned business and run by the Simpsons family in its third generation.

Our business has grown significantly since the early days. We’ve built up our business from its humble beginnings in Wick into one of the biggest employers with more than 50 employees. Today, led by Managing Director Hugh Simpson, we are the largest crane hire and heavy lifting services company based in Caithness.

Our business is about people and we value the long-term relationship with our employees, customers, cooperation partners and suppliers. We aim to maintain the same personal, trustworthy and reliable service we have been providing our customers since the beginning almost 60 years ago.


Our vision is to be our market partner’s preferred service provider, delivering lifting and transportation services that are operationally excellent in the areas of customer feedback, health and safety, environment protection and quality assurance, people, value and technology.


Focus on customers – putting their needs at the heart of our business
Employees- ensuring safety throughout all processes and operations
Innovation – thinking outside the box for optimum solutions
Accountability – making sure we deliver what we promise
Integrity – building trust by working as partners
Responsibility – ensuring socially and environmentally sustainable solutions

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