About Horizon Platforms

About Horizon Platforms

Horizon Platforms provides safe and easy access platform hire, sales and training to customers across the north of England and beyond. We offer a fleet of cherry pickers, scissor lifts, boom platforms and personnel lifts, an experienced team of driver demonstrators plus nationwide coverage through a nationwide network of trusted partners providing access platforms to customers throughout the UK.

A word from our management team...


"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
Sales 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

Our Story

Horizon first opened its doors on a very cold January morning in 2008. Ben Hirst and Matthew Fray ran the business from a rented warehouse in Horbury, West Yorkshire. On that day the fleet consisted of 12 small battery scissor lifts that would be delivered and collected using two Land Rover 4x4 vehicles and two plant trailers.

The business was born out of recognition that there is much more to providing platforms for hire than moving metal. Since that very first day, Horizon has prided itself on providing rapid, reliable powered access solutions. 


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