Niftylift wins double Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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Manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), Niftylift, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise –  International Trade

Businesses from across the construction sector have been recognised among the 201 awardees of the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2019.

Niftylift is the only company to win in two categories for a second time.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation recognises companies that have demonstrated commercial success through innovative products and has been awarded to Niftylift for the design, development and manufacture of its 28m Hybrid work platform. Launched as the world’s tallest electric work platform in 2015.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade recognises companies that have demonstrated consistent growth in overseas sales over a six-year period and is given to Niftylift in recognition of its achievement in export sales, with an average increase over that period of 132%.

Roger Bowden, Niftylift’s chairman and founder, commented: “We are honoured to be recognised for not one, but two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 2019. 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 compete so successfully in this global marketplace.”

John Keely, Niftylift’s managing director added: “This is excellent news for Niftylift and for the Powered Access industry. We are proud to be a British manufacturing success story and this recognition will help to promote the importance of the UK manufacturing industry around the world.”

Ideal Boilers also won in both the International Trade and the Innovation category in 2019.

Other winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the construction sector include Architect Weston Williamson + Partners (WW+P) and Willmott Dixon.

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