Press Release

Prolift Access, a West Country business specialising in powered access platforms has been acquired by Merseyside-based equipment hire company Speedy. Prolift Access has its Head Office in Wellington, Somerset and depots in St Austell, Ringwood and Bristol.

The company offers cherry pickers, scissor lifts, boom lifts and other powered access aerial platforms for hire as well as providing qualified operators and training for clients.

The company has a fleet of approximately 770 access platforms and employs 72 staff.

Andy Pearson from Prolift Access said: “This was a good result for Prolift and the future is going to be exciting under the ownership of Speedy, a strong national brand.”

Speedy said Prolift Access will enable it to support an increased proportion of customer demand through its core fleet. Russell Down, Chief Executive of Speedy, commented: "Prolift Access will strengthen our powered access offering and allow us to better serve our customers. I warmly welcome Prolift Access employees to Speedy."

Corporate Partner, Duncan Sykes added, "This latest transaction for the firm's Corporate team highlights our key strengths of business acumen, and the depth of resource to deliver the transaction on time and on budget. Going forward we wish the new business venture all the success."

Foot Anstey's Corporate Finance team is amongst the largest the region and regularly features in the Experian report as the most active advisers in the South West. The latest copy of the Legal 500 highlighted that it was "an exceptionally strong corporate team".

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