Since 2008, Horizon has been on a mission to drive improvements in the powered access market. Improvements to the customer experience, improvements to quality of service, and improvements in standards and accountability. The needs of customers have evolved, but Horizon’s focus on customer centricity has seen the company grow significantly.
‘Altogether Better’ is a concept that Horizon developed to help define our vision of the business we are today. The key themes behind it will be very familiar to our customers. They’ll see it in the skill and dedication of our co-owner team, and their focus on customer success. They’ll feel it in the quality service and care provided by our network of cherry-picked partners.
This vision has guided the development of the business. Chief Executive Ben Hirst said “The premise of ‘Altogether Better’ is about articulating our unique business model. A model built on providing a top-quality service backed up by the expertise of skilled and committed people and partners.”
We are immensely proud to announce Horizon Platforms is transitioning to an employee-owned business.
We have built a very special culture here at Horizon which aims to deliver the very best service in the industry. This route allows us to ensure that you continue to receive that great service. It now means we have 72 employee owners, who will all be aiming to delight our customers, new and existing, with superb customer service in the future!
A commercial fit out project – whether it’s a new build or an office refurbishment – demands speciality work-at-height access platforms which are both practical, lightweight and versatile enough to meet the requirements of a broad range of tradespeople, often working on the same job at the same time. That means reliable, quality MEWPs, delivered and collected on schedule is a must.
Horizon Platforms are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded an EcoVadis Silver medal, after being independently assessed by sustainability specialists, EcoVadis. EcoVadis operate an assessment methodology that evaluates how well a company has integrated social purpose and sustainability into their management systems. Horizon were pleased to invite EcoVadis assessors to inspect our processes and provide objective feedback. You can imagine our delight when receiving the award of a Silver medal after our initial evaluation. This puts Horizon in the 88th percentile of all companies that undergo EcoVadis assessment.
What is a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)? What does IPAF stand for? What is LOLER? In this ultimate jargon buster, Horizon Platforms shares a list of commonly-used MEWP terms and what they mean to those new to the access platform industry.
Cherry pickers are used to help us work at height safely – they are a type of mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), often also known as a boom lift. With different outreach lengths, platform widths and working heights on offer, you can always select the right powered access platform to suit your specific job. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiring or buying your cherry picker as there are a number of industry-standard nationwide cherry picker brands to choose from.