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Joseph Stannah Award Winner Brings a Fresh Perspective


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. 

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Racing to the Greenpower finals


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.

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More STEAM from Green meets Grey


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. 

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Stannah Enhances Commitment To Staff With Boosted Maternity and Paternity Pay


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.

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Stannah Helping Teachers Through STEM Project Enthuse


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.

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Stannah Announces Winner of the Joseph Stannah Award 2019 at New Designers Exhibition


Stannah, one of the UK’s leading stairlift and homelift business , has for the second year in a row sponsored the New Designers exhibition, with the Joseph Stannah Award.

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Stannah Sponsors an Award at The New Designers Exhibition for a Second Year Running


Stannah, one of the UK’s leading stairlift manufacturers, has for the second year in a row sponsored the New Designers exhibition with the Joseph Stannah Award.

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Stannah Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2019


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 Employees Participating in Team Leadership Programme


Stannah have brought together a group of existing Andover employees from across the Group to participate in a Level 3 Team Leader Apprentice Programme. 

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Rewarding Good Driving


Stannah have been given a The Gold Fleet award for reducing CO2 emissions. Masternaut, one of the longest standing vehicle tracking companies in the UK, have recognised the lift and stairlift company for making significant savings in fuel efficiency and as a result CO2 emissions. Read full story

Stannah Opens its Doors in Support of Local Manufacturing Community


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 Voted Best Stairlift Brand in Which? Report


Stannah, the leading stairlift manufacturer and supplier in the UK, has been rated the top stairlift brand in a new Which? report, with an overall customer score of 75% – 8% more than its competitors. Read full story

Green meets Grey – a STEAMY affair


Stannah host a day of discovery for Greens (students) and Greys (their experienced employees) alike

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Stannah Helps STEM Students Race to Their Best Ever Result


The Joseph Stannah Foundation has raced to the aid of Bourne Community College once again, supporting students with their entry to this year’s Greenpower Challenge. Read full story

Ally Scoops the first Joseph Stannah Award at New Designers Exhibition


The first Joseph Stannah award has been received by Josh King, for his innovative new device Ally, presented at the New Designers Exhibition 2018 at London’s Business Design Centre. Read full story

Andover Cycling Festival attracts Stannah sponsorship


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.

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Stannah supports Andover’s inspirational ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre


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

WINNER – Apprentice of the Year 2018!


Charlene was proud to join Stannah – becoming a part of the company’s history of employing talented young engineers.

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STEM Insight Opportunities with Stannah


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

Stannah Sponsor Award at New Designers 2018 Exhibition


When people think of Stannah they often only know the company for their stairlifts which were introduced in 1975.  Our heritage, however, goes back over 150 years, always in the business of lifting and moving goods and people. Read full story

Ten in a Row



Stannah win RoSPA President’s Award for health and safety. Read full story

Big boost from Stannah pushes employee fundraising over the £100,000 mark


Over the past 12 months Stannah employees across the country have been busy fundraising for 50 different charities. Read full story

Christmas gifts from the heart of Andover

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.

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Stannah Brackley team up to raise crucial funds for local charities!


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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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