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Yorkshire Handling Equipment Limited have been crowned HC-Forklifts-UK Dealer of the Year award for 2020, capping off a record year for the company.

The family ran business in Doncaster, headed up by Managing Director Phil Sawyer, fought off fierce competition from over 40 other HC-Forklift-UK nationwide dealers to claim the prestigious award.

Phil Sawyer said “This is a remarkable achievement for us as a company. To receive this prestigious award in only our 3rd year operating is a testament to my staff and all the hard work that has gone in behind the scenes. The key to our success has been a combination of supplying reliable, cost effective forklifts, whilst providing a personal service which is based on confidence, honesty and loyalty. As they say a sale isn’t just a sale (hire) it’s a building block in our family business”

With over 30 years’ experience in the material handling industry, Phil Sawyer decided to set up Yorkshire Handling Equipment Limited in 2017. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, thanks to an excellent mix of machines which HC-Forklifts-UK stock in the UK (1-16t), which has helped them to meet customer’s urgent requirements.

“The build quality of the HC-Forklifts-UK product gives me the confidence that my customers are getting a reliable truck, built with industry leading components. Over the last 4 years, my most loyal customers have accepted the HC product into their home.”

“We have now been in business for over 40 months and have already grown to a level which we had only planned to be at after 8 years.”

Steve Young, Business Development Manager, HC-Forklifts-UK added “This award is a great testament to how far Yorkshire handling Equipment have come in such a short space of time. I would personally like to thank Phil and the team for their continued support and loyalty towards the HC-Forklifts-UK brand.”

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