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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Event Supporters

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Award Sponsors

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.


Trelleborg Wheel Systems

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is a leading global supplier of tires and complete wheels for agricultural, construction, forestry, material handling and two wheeled vehicles.
With innovation at the heart of our business we ensure that our products are designed to match the demands of industry today and the machines that they are fitted to. Our smart solutions and industry leading best in class services deliver maximum productivity, sustainability and safety to customers across six continents helping them to do more with less.


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Narrow Aisle Flexi are the leading manufacturer of articulated warehouse lift trucks.

The company pioneered the development of Articulated Trucks over 25 years ago and have built an excellent reputation for efficient use of warehouse space, absolute reliability and exceptionally high resale values.

Narrow Aisle build Flexi’s in the UK and Taiwan with high quality European sourced components across the range, which allows them to provide exceptionally high levels of parts support. They offer national aftersales and technical support as well as a global network of local independent distributors.


Linde Material Handling

Linde Material Handling GmbH, a KION Group company, is a leading global manufacturer of forklift trucks, warehouse trucks and a solutions and service provider for intralogistics. With a sales and service network that spans more than 100 countries, the company is represented in all major regions around the world.

Linde’s comprehensive product range includes engine powered and electric counterbalance trucks and warehouse equipment. Advanced, innovative technology and design ensure that all Linde products offer optimum levels of safety, comfort, performance and efficiency.




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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.



STILL Materials Handling Ltd offers a full range of material handling equipment for all your needs.  

From hand pallet trucks, forklift trucks to fully automated warehouse solutions, STILL has the solution. 
With 7,000 employees worldwide and service centres throughout the UK, we have the infrastructure to support your every material handling requirement.



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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.



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With over 140 years of operational expertise, Yale is one of the most respected and trusted names in the materials handling industry. Yale provides forklift trucks and materials handling solutions to a vast range of clients from around the world. Keeping the tagline ‘People. Products. Productivity’ at its core, Yale is committed to continuously driving technological development, setting new standards and maintaining competitiveness for customers in this highly demanding industry.

Yale operates from 19 locations situated across five continents and benefits from an established network of over 150 global dealers. The company’s European operation is headquartered in Frimley, Surrey.



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At Triathlon, we specialise in traction batteries and offer bespoke solutions for all your industrial battery requirements. We offer Lithium-Ion batteries, Lead-Acid batteries and cells, traction monoblocs and an extensive range of battery components and accessories including chargers, watering systems, battery tanks, air systems and topping up carts.  

In addition to selling industrial batteries Triathlon also operates a fleet of service engineers who are able to carry out planned maintenance or emergency repairs to your batteries and chargers. Our engineers are located in strategic positions, across the country, which enables us to ensure your traction batteries are well maintained and problems are resolved quickly and efficiently.

We also offer rental packages covering Lithium-Ion batteries, Lead-Acid batteries, chargers and battery changing equipment. This can be a very cost-effective option, especially to cover short-term peaks within your business.



Media Partner

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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.