Niftylift celebrated winning its two Queens Awards, during a ceremony at its Milton Keynes headquarters
On the 20th of December 2019, in front of more than 400 of its Milton Keynes staff, and with audiences at sites around the world, Niftylift celebrated today as it was presented with its two 2019 Queen's Awards for Enterprise.
The awards which were for International Trade, and for Innovation, were presented by the Queen's representative, Alexander Boswell, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire to Niftylift's Managing Director, John Keely and Chairman Roger Bowden.
The ceremony, which was held in Niftylift's state-of-the-art factory at its Shenley Wood world headquarters, in Milton Keynes was also broadcast live to its sites in Hoyland - England, Greer – USA, Markranstädt – Germany as well as sites in Poland, Holland and even Australia! Niftylift staff were also joined by dignitaries from Milton Keynes and surrounding areas including, among others, Sam Crooks, the Mayor of Milton Keynes.
Niftylift also won two Queen's Awards in 2013 and is the first company in history to win two Queen's Awards in the same year, twice.
Roger Bowden, Niftylift's Chairman and Founder, said about the awards: "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".
"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".
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. Huge thanks go to our worldwide network of dealers and our valued customers who have placed their trust in our products and company".