Meet the Team at Nelson Forktrucks Ltd 

Kim Murdoch – Director/Workshop Manager

Kim Murdoch – Director and Specialist Forklift Technician

Started NFL in Dec 1993 – Forklift Mechanic for over 30 years.

Qualified automotive technician – specialising in forklifts.  Kim started his apprenticeship on forklifts,  after leaving school he went to work for Gordon Dacombe at Forklift Services Nelson, Kim has pretty much worked specifically on forklifts ever since  – all makes, models, sizes etc.  In 1993 when John Higgins sold up his business and Kim was keen to take over.  Since starting up Nelson Forktrucks Ltd.  Kim has always remained hands on, this is what he enjoys. Kim is an authorised Warrant of Fitness Officer, holds many licences including "F" endorsement and HT.  Only recently he has taken a step back to guide the young guys and you will find him in the office more often. When Kim's not at work he enjoys socialising and getting out and traveling around the countryside with partner Mel.  Contact Kim.

Colleen Bradley – Director/Office Manager

Colleen Bradley – Director and Office Manager

Started NFL in Dec 1993

Upon leaving school Colleen attended an office training course at NMIT, she had various jobs including assistant branch manager of an automotive parts business in Perth.  In 1994 the twins (Kayley and Layton) were born and Colleen ran the business from home.  Colleen has many jobs at NFL,  Office Manager, Health & Safety Compliance, Procedures, Xero management, Bank Rec plus much more.  Colleen enjoys the outdoors – you will find her out in the garden with partner Stu, with the grandchildren or out and about on the weekends. Contact Colleen.

Duncan Cunningham – Senior Technician

Duncan Cunningham - Senior Forklift Technician  ***RECENTLY RETIRED ***

At NFL since 1996.

Duncan has many years of experience on forklifts prior to working at NFL, and has now clocked up over 20 years here with NFL and 40 years in the trade!  Duncan completed his automotive apprenticeship with the Power Board many moons ago, and is now mostly based from our workshop and often oversees the younger guys, offering backup experience and guidance.  He also oversees their apprenticeship assignments etc. Duncan is an authorised Warrant of Fitness Officer, and holds a "F" Endorsement on his licence. On the weekend Duncan and Barbie enjoy getting out and about in our lovely region.

Jeff - Parts & Service Co-ordinator

Jeff Chapman - Parts & Service Specialist

Started at NFL 2001

Jeff has been a part of our team for nearly 20 years.  He does a bit off everything - answers the phone, organises parts, helps out co-ordinating service work for the workshop guys, invoicing etc etc. Mostly he is in the office but you will often see him out and about in his ute delivering/collecting parts and calling on clients. Jeff holds a "F" Endorsement and an HT licence and a current First Aid Certificate.  In his spare time Jeff likes to socialise and hang out with Deb and the family. Contact Jeff

Poppy - Guard Dog

Poppy - the meet and greet Dog 

Poppy comes to work most days, she has been since she was a baby.  She  helps out by welcoming visitors (usually involves some finger licking) cleaning up the smoko room,  however she's not much of a guard dog.  She is now 5yrs old.

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones - Administration

Sharon is the newest member of our team - taking over Heather's duties.  She has many tasks, answering the phone, greeting clients, invoicing - debtors and creditors, newsletters, website etc and many more tasks yet to learn.

Sharon and Paul live in Brightwater with their two children and pets.


Layton Murdoch - Senior Technician

Layton started back with us after COVID 2021, he completed his automotive apprenticeship with us back in 2015.  He then headed off to work in Heavy Industrial  & Forestry Equipment for 6 years and completed an add-on apprenticeship, and gained experience in many different fields.

Layton is passionate about cars and dyno tuning which is what he likes to be doing on the weekend as well as spending time with his young family.