Stannah news

Stannah 150 Staff Portraits – Fraser Pengelly

15.08.17

A wise head for a new department –from 150 years and beyond…

Fraser Pengelly is the manager of Stannah’s latest service department, Loading Systems. He joined the company in 2016. He is one of a long line of Stannah employees who was introduced to the company by a friend and previous work colleague.

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Designing Ageless Products at Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2017

09.08.17

Last week Janne Hansen, Head of Product Marketing at Stannah Stairlifts, judged the Helen Hamlyn Design Awards which are organised by the Royal College of Art (RCA), sponsoring the Inclusive Design Award. This award looks for design projects that address the needs of older people within the community or improve the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. Read full story

Stannah Business Analyst completes the Andover Triathlon for Piggles Trust

03.08.17

On Sunday 16th July, Rosie Wilson, Business Analyst from the Stannah Management Services Team, at Head office, took part in the Andover Triathlon to raise crucial funds for Piggles Trust.

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Charity Cycle Ride raises crucial funds for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

17.07.17

Team Stannah has done it again! A group of enthusiastic cyclists from across the business took part in a charity cycle ride on Friday 7th July, to raise funds for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. So far, the dedicated team of riders, has managed to raise an impressive amount of almost £5,000. Thanks to the pledge from Stannah to match funds raised by 150 per cent (to mark this year’s 150th anniversary); the grand total could reach a whopping £12,500.

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Alan and Brian Stannah Awarded MBEs in Queen’s Birthday Honours

19.06.17

Stannah is proud to announce that Joint Chairmen, Brian and Alan Stannah, have been awarded MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, 2017. The brothers and fourth generation business leaders have received the honour in recognition of services to British Manufacturing. Read full story

Stannah Launches Expanded Homelift Range

16.06.17

Stannah has announced that it is bringing together its range of homelifts into a suite of products for luxury, contemporary living. Read full story

Reaching a Solution to the Social Care Crisis

07.06.17

As the general election approaches, social care will be one of many issues Britain’s 10 million over 65s will be judging their vote on. Read full story

Hampshire Mobility Services Awarded Certificate of Excellence

31.05.17

Hampshire Mobility Services was today awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Stannah, in the presence of Romsey’s Town Mayor, Town Centre Manager, and the Chamber of Commerce. Read full story

Stannah 150 Staff Portraits – Colin Payne

22.05.17

It is 150 years since Joseph Stannah founded the company in the London docks and today Stannah employ over 1700 people. Read full story

Stannah Celebrates 150 Years of Engineering Excellence

05.04.17

This year, Stannah, the British, family-owned engineering company, celebrates its 150th anniversary. Throughout 2017 there will be a host of events, initiatives and online resources to encourage staff, customers and the public to celebrate this landmark in British engineering.

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Tom Schofield – From Apprentice to Manufacturing Engineer

29.03.17

It is 150 years since Joseph Stannah founded the company in the London docks and today Stannah employ over 1700 people. Like our founder Joseph Stannah, we recognise the importance of apprenticeships as a career route. Read full story

How the Stannah Logo has Evolved Over 150 Years

23.03.17

Over the last 150 years the Stannah logo has changed dramatically to reflect the growth of the business. Although founded in 1867, the earliest known logo we can source is from 1900. Read full story

Sam Edgell – Trainee Software Engineer at Stannah

22.03.17

As an independent, family-run British engineering business, Stannah has long been a champion of apprenticeships, dating right back to the 1800s and our founder Joseph Stannah. We have apprentices right across our business, one of them is trainee software engineer, Sam Edgell. Read full story

From Apprentice to Lift Engineer – Dylan’s Story

17.03.17

Dylan Hitchmough recently added his name to the list of Stannah lift engineers that started their careers through the apprenticeship scheme. It’s a long list with the first apprentice starting at Stannah in 1949.

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From Apprentice to Repair Engineer: Craig’s Story

14.03.17

We have more than 300 highly-trained lift engineers in 11 service branches all over the UK – so a Stannah lift engineer is never far away. Stannah repair engineer, Craig Biggs and has visited some interesting sites, including a nuclear facility, seeing the old experiment labs and wearing radiation monitoring equipment.

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From Apprentice to Field Service Engineer: Richard’s Story

10.03.17

Stannah have a long history of apprentice recruitment, with many of our 300 lift engineers representing our 11 service branches all over the UK, starting out in the Stannah apprenticeship scheme. Just like Richard Gascoyne, a field service engineer in our South Midlands and Home Counties service branch.

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From Apprentice to Major Projects – Matt’s Story

At Stannah, we put our progress down to our people. The generations that have worked here in the last 150 years and the people today working across the Stannah Group, together have helped to shape us as a business. We are proud to have a long history of apprenticeships and these apprentices continues to work for Stannah throughout their career. Matt, who started as an engineering apprentice 8 years ago, is one of them.

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Callum Buck – Apprentice, Student & Engineer

09.03.17

Stannah have a long history of apprentices. As Joseph Stannah wrote in his letter to The Engineer in 1889, “it is undoubtedly the duty of every engineer to instruct his share of the rising generation, but it is also his duty to do it in such a way as shall conduce most to the general prosperity of the future.” Read full story

Archie McKellar: Following Joseph Stannah’s Rules of Life

Our founder, Joseph Stannah was an exceptional engineer who turned his hand to everything from hoists and cranes to stuffing boxes for locomotives and lifts for cars. Read full story

Championing Apprenticeships for Over 100 Years

07.03.17

Apprenticeships have recently been put back in the spotlight as the Government pushes for more options for young people leaving full-time education. Read full story

Joseph Stannah’s Rules of Life

27.02.17

Our founder, Joseph Stannah was an exceptional engineer who turned his hand to everything from hoists and cranes to stuffing boxes for locomotives and lifts for cars. Read full story

Year 5 Students Win VIP Tour of Stannah’s Andover Factory

25.01.17

Six Engineering and Science project winners from Portway Junior School have won an access-all-areas tour of the Stannah factory in Andover.

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A Potted History of Stannah

18.01.17

The Stannah family business was founded in London by Joseph Stannah in 1867 but most of us don’t know much more than that as far as our history goes.

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Engineering Around Us – Stannah Supports IET President’s Address

11.10.16

On 6th October 2016 Savoy hosted a day of activities and inspiring talks to mark the IET’s first Engineering the Future Festival. Read full story

Future Engineers for Stannah?

22.07.16

For the 8th year in a row, Stannah has provided support to Portway Junior School, helping the Year 5 students with their Engineering and Science projects. Read full story

UTC Wins Royal Navy Challenge by Achieving Impossible with Stannah’s Support

11.04.16

A team of sixth formers from South Wiltshire University Technical College has triumphed in the Royal Navy’s annual engineering challenge Read full story

Stannah achieves new heights with Which? Trusted Traders endorsement

15.09.15

Family-run British firm Stannah has been endorsed as a ‘Which? Trusted trader’ following an assessment and inspection of its stairlift installation business. Read full story

Fun begins at forty

20.07.15

A party for 700 took place at the Andover head office of Stannah. The get-together was to say thank-you to every one of their staff on their 40th anniversary of manufacturing stairlifts.

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Andover Young Carers receive a Stannah boost

10.07.15

When youngsters from Andover Young Carers (AYC) took part in a sponsored swim recently they were individually sponsored by Stannah.

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Stannah celebration takes the cake!

25.06.15

A party for 700 took place at the Andover head office of Stannah. The get-together was to say thank-you to every one of their staff on their 40th anniversary of manufacturing stairlifts.

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Stannah ascends new heights with top Which? rating

22.01.15

Family-run British firm Stannah has topped the polls in an independent review of the best stairlifts on the UK market.

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Stannah wins at the Green Apple awards

25.11.14

World-leading stairlift manufacturer Stannah has been awarded the silver international Green Apple Award for environmental best practice at a gala ceremony, held at the Houses of Parliament in London.

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Outstanding Apprentice wins top college award

03.07.14

Bradley Went, an apprentice at Stannah Stairlifts Ltd in Andover and a student at Basingstoke College of Technology, claimed the top prize of Level 2 Electrical/Electronic Apprentice of the Year at Basingstoke College 2013/14 annual awards evening.

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Stannah pledge support to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

14.05.14

Andover lift company Stannah have pledged three years of support to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) to boost their current £1.5M fundraising campaign by £5,000. Read full story

Double win for Stannah in the rail industry

24.04.14

UK lift experts, Stannah, are celebrating a double win within the rail sector that truly demonstrates their growing reputation for delivering outstanding service. Read full story

Stannah scores a golden six in RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2014

16.04.14

The Stannah Group is basking in a golden glow having been awarded a sixth consecutive RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Award in 2014. Read full story

Stannah wins at the fleet news awards!

04.04.14

World-leading stairlift manufacturer Stannah has been recognised as having the UK’s leading mid-sized fleet at the 2014 Fleet News Awards, held in London. Read full story

“More for less” for Britain’s councils

08.10.13

Stannah’s largest ever contract helped six Scottish local authorities save over £500,000 by coming together to re-use stairlifts and maximise their resources, whilst at the same time delivering high quality customer care. Read full story

Unhappy women smash myth of grumpy old Victor Meldrews

01.10.13

Men and women drift apart in happiness levels in their 40s with gap widening by 65. Read full story

Mission accomplished!

22.08.13

Stannah employee excels in the Trois Etapes and Prostate Cancer UK wins a bonus too! Read full story

Fun and outdoor challenges for special young people

09.07.13

A bursary sponsorship provided annually by Andover lift company Stannah to Icknield School in Andover has provided two days of fun and outdoor challenges at Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest. Read full story

A community project with Stannah at it’s heart!

31.05.13

A group of Andover adults with learning disabilities are celebrating the relocation of their work based activities into a brand new industrial unit, made possible by local company Stannah.
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Stannah celebrates 5th Gold RoSPA Award

The Stannah Lifts Group of Companies, based in Andover, Hampshire and at eleven locations across the UK, has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 for the 5th consecutive year. 

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Burma war hero recalls conflict on Remembrance Sunday

09.11.12

Stannah marks day with stairlift donation to 89 year old veteran

A veteran of the deadly Burma campaign during World War Two has recalled his role in the conflict in memory of his fallen comrades, 67 years on.

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Stannah Stairlifts lands supporting role in Hoffman’s directorial debut

11.10.12

Stannah Stairlifts is reaching for the stars this winter as it gets its big screen break in Quartet – the first film to be directed by Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman.

The bespoke Starla chair with dark wood trim and green upholstery will be used as a key prop for one of the main characters in the film, Wilf, played by Scottish actor Billy Connolly.

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