Making It Happen

Mounting an event of this scope and scale would simply be impossible without the support of our Sponsors and Supporters.

Their financial backing, along with the credibility their names bring to the occasion, are what helped put the Awards for Excellence in the premier division in the first place... and have kept them there ever since.

As the leading players in materials handling, they represent almost every facet of our industry and demonstrate, through their ongoing commitment, a determination to nurture excellence.

Interested in becoming an Awards Sponsor or Supporter? Click here to find out how.

Award Sponsors

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IBCS Logo Toyota Material Handling Logo TVH Logo

Event Supporters

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Award Sponsors

Carrylift Group

Carrylift Group has earned a reputation for being a strong partner to single and multi-site customers, as well as single and multi truck users, providing safe and reliable solutions through a highly skilled sales team with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Operating from eight regional centres, Carrylift provide all manner of materials handling equipment to customers, nationwide, and can also call upon four sister MHE companies within the CorpAcq group. Carrylift's experts will help you specify, maintain, buy, sell and even develop the right equipment for your operation.

But, as the Carrylift motto says: "Who we are, is not just what we do. Who we are, is what makes the difference."


Combilift Ltd

Since Combilift introduced its first 4-way fork lift onto the market in 1998 it has been at the forefront of innovation in the materials handling sector. The company now manufactures a wide range of customised solutions for the safer, space saving and more productive handling of long and bulky products, pallets, containers and other oversized loads.

Combilift has a worldwide network of dealerships, sells to more than 75 countries and has produced over 30,000 units of its ever-expanding product portfolio which operates in a wide range of industry sectors.




Doosan is made up of two Korean words. ‘Doo’ means a unit of grain, while ‘San’ means a mountain. Together, they mean ‘little grains that can build a mighty mountain’, suggesting that great things can be achieved when even the tiniest forces join together in a unified effort. We constantly challenge ourselves under our Doosan 2G Strategy to grow people, thereby growing our business and developing valuable, reliable products and solutions that improve everyone’s quality of life.

That’s what ‘Building your tomorrow today’ means to all of us at Doosan.


Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling is the world’s number 1 supplier of forklifts and warehouse equipment.

We invest heavily in research and development, our production facilities and service centres. Training our people is vital in making sure that at the heart of our approach lies an uncompromising commitment to quality.

In the UK, Toyota is a sales and service organisation and we provide customers new forklifts and warehouse equipment, used trucks, national service support across the UK, parts support, short-term hire, operator training and fleet management support.



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TVH Parts Holding is an international organisation with customers in more than 170 countries and 72 branches on all continents. It's main office is located in Waregem, Belgium. Furthermore, there are two regional main offices: one in Kansas (US) serving the American market and one in Hermalle (Belgium) for Bepco Group. TVH Parts is the one-stop shop for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment parts and accessories.

The unequalled know-how of TVH's parts division is reflected by a database of more than 37 million part numbers, of which well over 750,000 references are in stock. TVH Parts’ electronics department is Europe’s largest and best equipped service centre for the repair of electronic parts for lift trucks, aerial work platforms and industrial vehicles. TVH Parts is part of TVH Group. TVH Group was established in 1969, employs more than 6000 people and consists of 2 business units: TVH Parts Holding and Mateco Holding.



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Established in 1984 Industrial Battery and Charger Services Ltd are one of the largest independent specialist battery and charger companies in the UK.

We offer an extensive range of forklift batteries and chargers supported by an award winning service. At IBCS we sell, hire and service batteries, chargers and ancillary equipment for the materials handling industry across the UK.

Our team of experienced sales and service engineers are on hand to offer practical and professional advice, and to help provide a solution to your battery and charger requirements. Our nationwide service team are fully equipped to effect on site repairs wherever, and whenever required, to ensure the effective operation of your materials handling fleet.



Media Partner

HSS LogoHandling & Storage Solutions

Handling & Storage Solutions is the premier title for the UK materials handling sector. Delivering the largest circulation with an unrivalled breadth of content, HSS is committed to helping warehouse and logistics professionals make informed, intelligent buying decisions.



Event Supporters

Arthur J Gallagher

Arthur J Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm established in 1927 and is now one of the largest insurance brokers in the world.

It is one of the UK’s leading risk and advisory firms and the commercial insurance broker of choice for thousands of organisations across the UK. With access to local, London and the leading international insurance markets, we have the experience and size to handle your risk issues – across the UK, overseas and globally


BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

BNP Paribas Leasing Solution's specialist materials handling division has built a reputation as the UK’s premier supplier of contract hire, finance leases and hire purchase facilities to the materials handling industry. Since inception over 50,000 fork lifts have been financed through relationships with manufacturers, distributors and dealers alike.


Briggs Equipment

Briggs Equipment is the exclusive national distributor in the UK for the Hyster and Yale ranges of forklift trucks and other materials handling equipment so there are literally hundreds of ways in which we can help your business.

We’re flexible enough to support you whether you’re looking to buy new or used equipment, hire machinery for a short or long term period or simply to choose a service partner who will become a trusted part of your operations. You have access to the best technical advice and our engineers can respond 24 hours a day.



At Aldermore we offer expert support through our teams in Manufacturing and Dealer Services. Our customers have benefited from the bespoke service they receive from our in-house team of specialists. The knowledge and experience of our team is invaluable in providing our customers with exactly what they need when they need it.

We provide a range of products for the Materials Handling industry from contract hire, finance lease, hire purchase and operating leases. Our Materials Handling dealers can also take advantage of our stocking facilities and a wide range of business finance solutions to help them grow their business.