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, Payroll, Advertising  plus much more. 

Colleen enjoys the outdoors so on the weekends she'll be out in the garden, with the grandchildren or out enjoying our beautiful region. Contact Colleen.

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 our admin Extraordinaire.  She has many tasks, answering the phone, reception, coordinating jobs, invoicing - debtors and creditors, newsletters, website etc and many many more tasks.

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, 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 taking on the Workshop Supervisor role, assists in organising/coordinating jobs, supervising the young fellas as well as being out in the field. 

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.


Brett Taggart - Senior Technician 

Brett has plenty of experience in many mechanical fields, including mining, agricultural and heavy diesel.

Brett started with us in October 2021, his role is mostly field servicing and repairs.


Jason Dunlea

Jason started with us in December 2021, after completing NMIT pre-trade course - he is now continuing with us to do his automotive apprenticeship through NMIT.

He is mostly workshop based at present.

In his spare time he enjoys 4X4.   


Jamie Hogarth

Jamie started with us as our after school boy.  He has since attended NMIT Automotive Engineering Pre Trade course, and also spent a year out in the field before coming back to us in March 2022.

Jamie will be also be completing his Automotive apprenticeship with us.  He will be mostly workshop based.


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