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About the UKMHA

The UKMHA is a not-for-profit organisation representing all aspects of the UK’s material handling industry, including manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and other stakeholders.

The association has been formed by the merger of the industry’s two most respected trade associations – the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA).

Harnessing the expertise from both organisations, the UKMHA will play a vital role as the single voice of the material handling industry, dedicated to creating an environment where all its members can prosper, and technical excellence is paramount.

Promoting improved safety standards industry-wide is a main priority, aided by existing campaigns including National Forklift Safety Day, the Forklift Safety Convention and Safety Drive. In addition to collating focused market intelligence, which is shared between all members, the association ensures that member needs are considered in key areas of legislation, including on key issues such as safety, trade and training. Representation on UK and European standards committees will ensure the highest standards are consistently maintained.

Contact Information

UK Material Handling Association
34B Kingfisher Court,
Hambridge Road,
RG14 5SJ


Telephone: 01635 277572
Email: admin@ukmha.org.uk

Telephone: 01635 277577
Email: Nanette.woodman@ukmha.org.uk

UKMHA Board Members

Andrew Woodward

Joint President, UKMHA

MD, Close Brothers Asset Finance (MHE)   andrew.woodward@closebrothers.com

Simon Barkworth

Joint President, UKMHA

MD, Crown UK simon.barkworth@crown.com

Tim Waples

Chief Executive, UKMHA


David Goss

Technical Director, UKMHA


David Callis   

Director, UKMHA

Project Manager, Ecobat Technologies

Geoff Martin

Director, UKMHA

MD, Jofson Ltd  

Ian Melhuish

Director, UKMHA

VP Sales EMEA, Hyster Yale

Martyn Fletcher

Director, UKMHA

Former MD, Forkway

Mike Barton

Director, UKMHA

MD, B & B Attachments mrb@bandbattachments.com

Nick Duckworth

Director, UKMHA

MD, Toyota Material Handling UK

Stuart Taylor

Director, UKMHA

MD, Mentor Training

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