Brilliant response everyone and thank you for all your input. Seems like the L shaped brackets will work for my situation.
I've basically stripped the entire engine bay already anyway as I'm doing a complete restoration but I need to keep costs to a minimum so I'm not sure I can square £76.40 right now when I can get away with some brackets for a few pounds.
Maybe when I have painted the new front end it may be something I look at but for now I think I'll just get the L shaped brackets from Mini Spares and see how I go.
My garage has some hefty roof beams so I am just going to get a Chain/Block lift and push the shell back when its out. I can get the chain and block for £35 instead of £120 for the cheapest of engine hoists. I don't have a great deal of room in the garage either so having a big engine hoist in the corner wouldn't be ideal.
I'll be publishing photos in my Project thread.