Company earns two Nifty Queen’s Awards

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A city company has earned two awards for enterprise in Innovation and International Trade in the recent Queen’s Awards.

Niftylift held a special ceremony at its base in Stonebridge with Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, presenting company chairman, Roger Bowden, and managing director, John Keely, with the awards.

Other dignitaries who attended included Councillor Andrew Geary, leader of Milton Keynes Council and Councillor Brian White, mayor of Milton Keynes.

In his speech Mr Bowden praised staff for the achievements saying it was ‘the culmination of many years of continuous investment, innovative hard work by all, combined with a passion and a will to get things done.’

He also described the achievement as unique as Niftylift is one of a select few companies tohave won two Queen’s Awards in one year.

However, these are not the only awards it has won this year, since the announcement of the Queen’s Awards in April.

The company has also received the Hire Association Europe’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ and Product of the Year award.

It has also been accredited with the ISO14001 Environmental Standard, launched three new products and another product is due to be released in the next few months.

Crediting his staff Mr Bowden added: “The hard work and commitment that you have given has allowed us to build very solid and sustainable foundations upon which Niftylift will continue to develop and grow for many years to come.”

It was also announced that the company would soon be moving into a brand new state-of-the-art facility.

Plans were revealed and building work will start this year.