Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Equipment rental business
  • Year established:
    2008
  • Website:
    https://www.horizonplatforms.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Horizon Platforms Ltd, Unit G1, Rosie Road, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 1ZB

About Horizon Platforms Ltd.

Horizon Platforms are an equipment rental business, providing powered access platforms (and training in their safe use) to customers who work indoors at height and value a fast, flexible service.

They offer a fleet of cherry pickers, scissor lifts, boom platforms and personnel lifts, as well as an experienced team of driver demonstrators and nationwide coverage through the Access Alliance - a nationwide network of trusted partners providing platforms to customers throughout the UK.

The company started with a fleet made up of 12 small battery scissor lifts that would be delivered and collected using two Land Rover 4x4 vehicles and two plant trailers.

Today, Horizon Platforms have a fleet size of 850 units.


What is it like to work for Horizon Platforms Ltd.

Leadership
Leadership
Managing Director Ben Hirst maintains daily contact with the team by donning his protective clothing and walking around the operational areas, as well as the office-based departments. He has an open-door policy and is considered very approachable by the team.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company has worked hard to develop their Horizon Academy, which offers a range of bespoke learning opportunities to increase skills and knowledge across the business. Their inter-departmental work shadowing encourages a one-team culture and improves team engagement.
My Company
My Company
The firm created a road map, entitled “Route to 2020 Vision”, to illustrate their purpose, ambitions and values and how they are interconnected. This will enable team members throughout the organisation to understand the company’s strategy.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Earning £35,000+:

    20%

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Male : Female:

    70% / 30%

  • Staff:

    79

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