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Powered Access MD for Speedy

Speedy has promoted Andrew ‘Andy’ Briggs to managing director of its powered access business he also joins the company’s operating board.

He joined the company in July as operations director for the powered access business, after almost 18 years with Nationwide Platforms, where he beginning his access career in 2001 as a depot manager in Coventry and moving up through the ranks to regional general manager for the Midlands, to regional operations manager for the North, becoming a regional director in 2010 and finally UK performance improvement director. He began his career in 1997 as a technical services manager with cable and communications company NTL, leaving to join Nationwide in 2001.

In his new role his responsibilities will include all of the group's access operations, which incorporate the acquired businesses of Prolift, Platform Sales and Lifterz. The Speedy aerial lift fleet now includes around 8,500 units.
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Andy Briggs

Chief executive Russell Down said: “Our customers trust us to deliver and Andy will play an instrumental role in enhancing the range of products and services we offer, to provide our clients with the most comprehensive, one stop solution for powered access equipment. Andy has been instrumental in the development of our specialist powered access businesses and brings vast market experience, which will enable us to build on the success we’ve achieved.”

Briggs added: “I am looking forward to working with the team in leading Speedy’s powered access growth strategy. Through a significant investment programme the business is well placed to meet the growing customer demand for powered access equipment. The Speedy team has a long-standing reputation for putting customers at the heart of everything we do, and the recent acquisitions we have made enable us to add significant experience, expertise and national coverage to our customer offering.”


Well done Andy, Perfect role for an Access Industry Professional, good luck my friend.

Mar 20, 2020

Congratulations Andy having worked for you I can say that for once the industry has rewarded one of the best blokes in the business
You thoroughly deserve it and I wish you all the best Speedy are very lucky to have you.

Mar 18, 2020

Well done Andy. Best of luck in your new position.

Mar 18, 2020

Malcolm Bowers
Wishing you great success in this exciting new role. I’ve really enjoyed working with you over the last few months.

Mar 18, 2020

Darren Kesterton
Congratulations Andy, good to see industry experience still coming to the fore.

Mar 18, 2020