Stannah news

Stannah Branch Managers Jump into action to raise money for Mia Fund

06.12.17

Keith Peters, Branch Manager for London & the South East and his brother Jason Peters, Branch Manager for East Anglia at Stannah Lift Services Ltd have completed a bungee jump to raise money for the Mia Fund with the Tree of Hope charity.

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Stannah Stairlifts Inc. Support Old Colony Habitat for Humanity

The employees at Stannah Stairlifts Inc. in the USA chose Old Colony Habitat for Humanity as the charity to benefit from the generous 150% match-funding from Stannah.

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Graham Hood completes four fundraising challenges

30.11.17

Graham Hood, Production Engineer at Stannah Lifts Ltd has this year completed a series of fundraising challenges to raise important funds for Macmillan.

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Manchester Memory Walk raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

Paul Winstanley from Stannah Lift Services Ltd has just completed the Manchester Memory Walk for the third year running and thanks to the 150% fund-matching from Stannah to mark this year’s 150th anniversary, has managed to raise a total of £425 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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A Celebration of Alan and Brian Stannah’s MBEs

On 23rd November 2017 my uncle and father, Alan and Brian Stannah, were both presented with an MBE by the Prince of Wales, in honour of their services to British manufacturing. This is testament to the hard work of two extraordinary individuals. Together they have made a great team and have created an inspiring legacy – one I am proud to be part of and one that my family and I fully intend to carry into the future.

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Monthly dress-down days raise crucial funds for charity

27.11.17

Julie Phillips, Team Leader for the reception and post room at Stannah Management Services Ltd has arranged a series of monthly dress-down days throughout the year to raise crucial funds for a variety of charities. Each month the grand total has received an extra boost from the 150% charity match-funding from Stannah which ties in with the 150th anniversary.

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Brian & Alan Stannah Awarded MBE for Services to British Manufacturing

23.11.17

Brothers Brian and Alan Stannah have been awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to British manufacturing.

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Stannah Office Manager Walks the London Bridges

21.11.17

Dianne Sillis, Office Manager from Stannah Lift Services Ltd recently presented the East Anglian Children’s Hospice charity (EACH) with a cheque for £1,250, following her successful completion of the Walk the London Bridges challenge.

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Stannah Project Manager & Design Engineer complete Charity Cycle Challenge

Craig Hazelden, Project Manager from the Major Projects Department and Design Engineer Matt Martin from Stannah Lift Services Ltd successfully completed a gruelling 9-day charity cycling challenge, from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to raise funds for 3 charities.

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Stannah Celebrates 150 Years with Launch of the Joseph Stannah Foundation

03.11.17

Celebrating the company’s 150th anniversary, Stannah has launched a new fund to support the promotion of engineering and related sciences as a career. Named after the company’s Victorian founder, Joseph Stannah, the foundation will encourage an early interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects), recognise excellence in young people in engineering-related areas and promote equality, diversity and inclusiveness in all matters relating to STEM.

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Skills London 2017: Visit the Stannah at the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event!

25.10.17

The Stannah Group is a long standing British, family-owned company with fifth generation Stannah family members still hands-on in running the business. Vital to our continuing success is the high value we place on the talents, skills and development of 1,500 employees right across the length and breadth of the UK.

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Helen Williams steps forward to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Helen Williams, Branch Administrator of Stannah Lift Services Ltd has taken a step forwards to help to raise important funds for Cancer Research UK.

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Katie Bain Tackles TrekFest against the odds

18.10.17

On Saturday 2nd September, Katie Bain, Administrator for Stannah Lifts Services Ltd attempted the UK’s ultimate trekking challenge TrekFest. Katie was taking part in the 50km trek across the Peak District to raise money for Unicef.

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Stannah take on Dragon Boat Challenge for Rainbows Hospice!

17.10.17

On Sunday 6th August, a team of dedicated fundraisers from the Midlands East branch of Stannah Lift Services, braved the Dragon Boat Challenge, to raise funds for Rainbows Hospice.

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Stannah Communications Manager completes 150km charity challenge

30.08.17

Marcia Johnson completes 150km skating charity challenge for the Countess of Brecknock Hospice

Marcia Johnson, Communications Manager for Stannah Lift Services Ltd has completed a 150km skating charity challenge to raise funds for the Countess of Brecknock Trust.

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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