Manufacturer lifts two Queen’s Awards

A NiftyLift in action
A NiftyLift in action

A Milton Keynes company has is celebrating after winning two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Niftylift, in Fingle Drive, Stonebridge, is the winner of both the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Innovation and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - International Trade.

Niftylift chairman and founder Roger Bowden, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for us and we are honoured to be recognised as a company of the highest calibre of British business. These awards help to illustrate how our dedication to design and innovation together with our attention to detail and strong customer focus have allowed us to continue to compete successfully in this global marketplace.

“I am very proud of the strong and close knit team we have here at Niftylift and I’d like to thank them all for their professionalism and commitment to ensuring our worldwide reputation and success over the years.”

Niftylift Ltd was founded by Roger Bowden in 1982 and designs, develops, manufactures and distributes hydraulic work platforms around the world.

John Keely, MD added: “This is excellent news for Niftylift, and the powered access industry. We are proud to be a British manufacturer and the recognition will promote the importance of the UK manufacturing industry. Great thanks to our vast worldwide network of dealers and our valued customers who have placed their trust in our products and company.”

Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Innovation is given to Niftylift for the design, development and manufacture of its 17m Hybrid work platform. As one of the world’s first parallel hybrid work platforms this state-of-the-art product combines market leading performance with innovative safety features and an environmentally conscious power plant.

Queen’s Award for Enterprise - International Tradeis given to Niftylift in recognition of outstanding achievement in export sales, with year on year increases of 106 per cent.

Niftylift will be presented with the Queen’s Awards by Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher at Niftylift’s head office in Milton Keynes later in the year.