About Horizon Platforms

Horizon Platforms provide safe, quality access platform hire and sales anywhere in the UK, on time and in excellent condition. We also offer a wide range of training courses including IPAF and PASMA. Our courses are priced at great rates and are available in a location near you or at our IPAF Rental+ approved training centre in West Yorkshire. 

From our depot in Wakefield, Horizon Platforms offer an extensive fleet of access platforms including cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and personnel lifts. Alongside this, our experienced team of instructors will ensure you can operate your MEWPs safely and will provide all necessary certification. 

Get in contact with us to discuss suitable platforms for your projects and expert training courses for employees today. 

Horizon Platforms also lead a UK-wide network of trusted partners that share our commitment to provide high-quality access platforms and customer experiences. Whether supplying from our own fleet or via our partner network, our experienced and dedicated team of co-owners are constantly on-hand to exceed your expectations. 

Find out below what our team thinks about Horizon Platforms. 


"Our dedication to providing the best interpersonal experience is backed up by employing a policy of buying - and therefore supplying - only the very best powered access equipment. To be known as the best, we must supply the best. We therefore only ever buy the best quality equipment from the finest manufacturers and then maintain it to the highest of standards. Corners are never cut at Horizon."

Ben Hirst

Managing Director


"To help ensure that our own aims and desires stay deep rooted throughout the business, we have created a set of core values. These not only send out a message to all who may come into contact with Horizon - setting their expectations as to how they will be treated - but they also act as a benchmark to appraise ourselves. This is something we now do annually to guarantee our culture remains unchanged as we grow."

Rory Duggan

Strategic Account Director


“At Horizon, our most important asset is without doubt our people! The values, behaviours and expertise of each and every one of our team members are what set us apart from our competitors by enabling us to provide a truly outstanding level of customer service. We work hard to ensure that we only bring the very best people into our company, and equally hard to continually engage and develop them once they join us. This commitment to 'putting people first' is illustrated by our recent Best Companies accreditation, confirming our impressive level of employee engagement and the undeniable sense of team spirit evident across the organisation..”

Lucy Normanton

Head of HR

What Our Customers Are Saying

Here at Horizon Platforms, we deliver a professional customer service from start to finish. Across all departments, systems and procedures are 100% focused on delivering the best service. We don’t settle for anything less. Read some of our customer testimonials to see what our customers love about Horizon Platforms access platforms and training courses. 

The Horizon Platforms Story

Horizon Platforms first opened its doors in 2008, where Ben Hirst and Matthew Fray ran the business from a rented warehouse in West Yorkshire. On that day the fleet consisted of just 12 small battery scissor lifts that would be delivered and collected using two Land Rover 4x4 vehicles and two plant trailers. The business is now very different, boasting an own-fleet of several 100s of MEWPs and access to 1000s of platforms through a trusted nationwide partner network. 

Our business and reputation has grown out of recognition that there is much more to providing platforms for hire than simply moving metal. Since that very first day over a decade ago, Horizon has prided itself on providing rapid, reliable powered access solutions.

Read our story in full


Read about our journey from 2 guys and a handful of machines, to becoming an industry-leading national provider.



Read up on our sustainability journey and our activity in the community.



See for yourself the kind of feedback we receive from our valued customers.


The Horizon Commitments

The Commitments are our promise to you. 8 service level pledges we make to all customers to guarantee them a brilliant experience.

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