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Two Queen’s awards for Niftylift

UK based aerial lift manufacturer Niftylift has been awarded two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, one for Innovation for its 17 metre HR17 Hybrid 4x4 work platform and one for International Trade in recognition of outstanding achievement in export sales, with year on year increases of 106 percent.
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Niftylift was founded by chairman Roger Bowden in 1982 and has production facilities in Barnsley and Milton Keynes in the UK.

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.”
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Managing director John Keely 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.”

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.


I am so happy for the team of Niftylift, their achievements and recognition so well deserved.

Apr 23, 2013

I know we are close to Nifty but I have got to say that this is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to Roger and all the team; great to see good guys doing well in the face of the challenges we all face at the moment.We can all learn lessons from this I think.

well Done.

Apr 22, 2013
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