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About the FLTA

Formed in 1972, the Fork Lift Truck Association is the most representative body of its kind in Europe.

It exists to maintain and raise standards in the materials handling industry. In doing so, it helps in protecting the interests of consumers as well as enhancing both safety and productivity in the workplace.

Because FLTA members have access to the latest Health and Safety information and meet a stringent Code of Practice, they operate to a higher standard… which is reflected in a better service – and peace of mind – for their customers.

The FLTA represents companies of every size, including manufacturers, importers, distributors, dealers and suppliers of ancillary equipment and services. Membership is open to all of these – on condition that they meet the required standards and agree to abide by the Association’s rigorous Code of Practice. The FLTA also operates a Safe User Group that meets the specific needs of end users such as owners and drivers.

Members of the Fork Lift Truck Association benefit from a range of services designed to take their companies to a higher level in terms of improving efficiency, meeting legislation and ensuring safety. They also gain the right to use the Fork Lift Truck Association membership marque – recognised by customers as symbolising professionalism, competence and integrity.

For members, the initial value of joining the FLTA has been calculated at more than £20,000 with annual deliverables worth many thousands of pounds – and yet the subscription is just a few hundred pounds.

To consumers, the FLTA marque is a guarantee of quality: a reassurance that the member company has up-to-date knowledge of Health and Safety regulations, works to the highest standards and adheres to nationally agreed principles. Dealing exclusively with FLTA members doesn’t cost customers a penny more but can save them a fortune.

Contact Information

Fork Lift Truck Association
34B Kingfisher Court,
Hambridge Road,
Newbury,
Berkshire
RG14 5SJ

Helpline

Telephone: 01635 277572
Email: accounts@fork-truck.org.uk

Telephone: 01635 277577
Email: nanette@fork-truck.org.uk

The FLTA Team

Tim Waples

Tim Waples

Chief Executive

Chief Executive Tim Waples is one of the best respected figures in the materials handling industry, bringing a wealth of experience and an in-depth knowledge to the post.

Comfortable operating at the highest levels he is a natural and approachable leader with the ability to galvanise and develop those around him.
With a lifetime of practical, commercial and strategic experience he has a singular understanding not only of those who sell, service and manufacture forklift trucks but also those who buy and operate them.

A true forklift truck man, he began his career as an apprentice, rising through the ranks to become Chief Executive of Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK Ltd, where he created one of the UK’s strongest and most effective dealer networks.

Formerly a key member of the BITA Board he achieved the rare distinction of serving a second term as President.

Nanette Woodman

Nanette Woodman

Office Administrator

Your first point of contact at the FLTA, Nanette joined the Association in 2016.

Her deep understanding of business operations, and extensive prior experience in sales, administration and accounts, makes her more than qualified to assist Members and the public with any queries they might have.

With a strong work ethic and a commitment to achieving results – for both the organisation and its members – Nanette is a significant addition to the FLTA staff.

Lee Medway

Lee Medway

Quality Manager

A Chartered Member of the Chartered Quality Institute and ISO 9001:2015 lead auditor, Lee joins the Association following a distinguished career of aircraft engineering management in the Royal Air Force. There, he acquired a wealth of experience in continuous improvement, quality, health and safety activities – knowledge invaluable to his role with the FLTA.

Lee is responsible for auditing members of the Association and measuring their compliance to the membership criteria, Code of Practice, statutory and regulatory requirements. He also strives to offer examples of best practice and highlight opportunities for improvement.

Crucially, Lee provides a key communication channel, consulting with members to understand their views, and making certain the Association’s policies and initiatives continue to maximise the benefits of membership.

Board Members

Andrew Woodward

Andrew Woodward

President

Duncan Nealon

Duncan Nealon

Chairman

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Board Member

Adam Hughes

Adam Hughes

Board Member

Zoe Ferriday

Zoe Ferriday

Board Member

Martyn Fletcher

Martyn Fletcher

Board Member

Prospero Girardi

Prospero Girardi

Board Member

Derek Martin

Derek Martin

Board Member

Geoff Martin

Geoff Martin

Board Member

Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders

Board Member

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