Engineer and Niftylift chairman Roger Bowden, 70, founded this company in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, from his garden shed in 1985. It designs and makes mobile hydraulic platforms, such as cherry pickers and access lifts, for construction and maintenance. Its dealers span 40 countries and international sales hit £37.1m in 2016, under managing director John Keely, 57.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank147
CompanyNiftylift
ActivityLift manufacturer
LocationMilton Keynes
2-yr av intl sales growth pa34.69%
International sales £000s37,124
Total sales £000s87,100
Staff443
Founded1985
Websitewww.niftylift.com

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