At the New Designers exhibition in July the Joseph Stannah Award was given to James Seal, a recent graduate in Product Design from Huddersfield University. James clinched the award – a £1000 cash prize – when the judging panel say his final year project, ‘Grace’, a new type of colostomy bag. He developed it after learning of the difficulties of living with a stoma from two members of his family.
For the third year running Stannah, through their Joseph Stannah Foundation, have taken part in the Greenpower challenge. The Greenpower Trust is a UK based charity which supports careers in engineering by engaging with young people through the excitement of motorsport.
Stannah encourage local students to explore the possibilities of design and innovation.
For the second year running through their Joseph Stannah Foundation, Stannah have hosted a innovative full day workshop with year 9 & 10 students from three local Andover schools. The Joseph Stannah Foundation was set up in celebration of 150 years of business and supports STEM students in every stage of education.
Stannah prides itself on being a family company with the welfare of its employees at its core. It is committed to supporting them with a range of industry leading working practices.
Policies are in place to address this and to ensure that Stannah complies with statutory requirements and legislation and where possible, the company goes beyond that with enhanced benefits.
As part of the Joseph Stannah Foundation, Stannah signed up to Project Enthuse through STEM UK. This has allowed us to offer STEM Insight placements to teachers who want to gain a better understanding of needs of industry so they can encourage more students to study STEM subjects. A STEM placement is a unique way to gain real-life experience of what it’s like to work in industry. This gives teachers a better understanding of what the challenges are and also how rewarding a career in engineering for example might be like.
Here at Stannah we are proud of our engineering heritage, over 150 years of it. For our founder, Joseph Stannah, engineering and education were at the heart of everything he did. He saw education, in particular, as the cornerstone of society. “It is undoubtedly the duty of every engineer to instruct their share of the rising generation, but it is also their duty to do it in such a way as shall conduce most to the general prosperity of the future”. Read full story
Stannah have brought together a group of existing Andover employees from across the Group to participate in a Level 3 Team Leader Apprentice Programme.
Businesses from across the region were recently invited to have a behind-the-scenes tour at lift and stairlift company Stannah, as part of a pioneering Test Valley Borough Council initiative.
Representatives from across industry and government were invited to visit three of Stannah’s sites in Andover, to learn more about the company and its operations. The day included a talk by the process engineering team on improvement and sustainability; a guided tour of the factory floor; and a visit to Stannah’s special expo hub, for a look at the company’s latest innovations and developments. Read full story
Stannah host a day of discovery for Greens (students) and Greys (their experienced employees) alike
The wellbeing of employees and the community is high on the Stannah list of priorities. So when Councillor Andrew Gibson broached the subject of sponsorship for a cycling festival the Andover lift company, who is one of the town’s largest employers, was happy to help.
There’s a new exercise centre, with a difference, in Andover. The ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre, operated by independent charity Valley Leisure Ltd., combines the clinical knowledge and expertise of a therapy led service with a community based rehabilitation facility – all for the benefit of people with health conditions or those simply looking for increased mobility to feel better. Read full story
Charlene was proud to join Stannah – becoming a part of the company’s history of employing talented young engineers.
As part of their STEM sponsorship Stannah signed up to Project Enthuse and are offering STEM Insight opportunities to teachers who want to gain a better understanding of needs of industry so they can encourage more students to study STEM subjects. Stannah pledged to support STEM subjects as part of their Joseph Stannah Foundation, launched in late 2017. Read full story
Over the past 12 months Stannah employees across the country have been busy fundraising for 50 different charities. Read full story
Every year Stannah sponsor the Christmas goodie bags distributed by AgeUK to seventy elderly people in the Andover area who may be alone at Christmas.
As part of the 150th match funding the staff at the Stannah Brackley service branch have been busy raising money for their two chosen charities.
Graham Hood, Production Engineer at Stannah Lifts Ltd has this year completed a series of fundraising challenges to raise important funds for Macmillan.
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.
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.
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.
Brothers Brian and Alan Stannah have been awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to British manufacturing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helen Williams, Branch Administrator of Stannah Lift Services Ltd has taken a step forwards to help to raise important funds for Cancer Research UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.