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About us

19230_020-lowres_1_2In 1867 Joseph Stannah first opened his doors for business in Bankside, London. Nearly 150 years later, we are still a British, family owned and run business, managed by Joseph’s great, great, grandchildren: Patrick, Jon, Nick and Alastair.

In the 1860s Joseph designed and manufactured hoists and cranes to move ships’ cargo, introducing passenger lifts around the turn of the century. Then in 1975, alongside our commercial lifts, we began to apply our engineering expertise and knowledge to design, manufacture and installation of stairlifts.

In 2011 we produced our 500,000th stairlift which was commemorated with a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales – a fantastic day for all of us at Stannah.

2015 brought more exciting milestones including the manufacture of our 600,000th stairlift, exports to over 46 countries worldwide alongside celebrating 40 years of manufacturing stairlifts.

And here’s to our next milestone – 150 years of the whole business in 2017!

How we like to do business

We take pride in our ethical business practice and code of conduct. Our core value means that adhering to the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comes as second nature for today’s Stannah group. These core values have a positive impact upon our workforce, our customers, our suppliers, the environment and the local communities in which our business lives.

Our CSR statement is intended to give you a clear idea of what Stannah has achieved, and future plans of what we want to achieve in the area of social responsibility. It outlines our priorities for developing CSR measures, practices and describes all those standards and objectives that govern our product design, manufacture, customer service and relationships with our employees, suppliers and stakeholders worldwide.

The intention of our CSR statement is to express our core objectives and help us build on the values that have always been at the heart of Stannah.

Starla Stairlift curved unfolded at the base of stair banisters.

The Stannah Promise

We make four key commitments to all our customers to make sure that every stairlft we install lives up to our heritage. Our four commitments are the foundation of a promise to you – a promise to be ‘always true to our word’

A company you can trust

The Stannah business is built on foundations of British family values, ideals and ethics, ensuring that we will always act with integrity, no matter what the situation.

We are pleased to be a member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), and rigorously adhere to their trading standards approved code of conduct acting in an honest, responsible and ethical way.

This year also saw us reach new heights by being awarded Which? Trusted Traders accreditation. This accolade reflects Stannah’s commitment to dependable, first-rate customer service.

We are very proud of our many awards, memberships and accreditations.

"Very friendly staff. From start to finish the whole process was great."
Mr Jones

Our awards, memberships and accreditations



We want to do as much as we can for our customers so we work closely with other companies that have similar values as Stannah to offer you a wider range of services which we hope will further improve your independence and help you stay active.

Contact us for a free quote

Contact us for a free quote

Contact us today and a member of our team will speak to you about arranging an appointment where one of our fully trained assessors will calculate a bespoke quote for you.