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Stannah is a world-leader in lifting products supplying stairlifts, passenger lifts, escalators and moving walkways, vertical platform lifts, goods and service lifts. It is one of Britain’s leading engineering companies and remains an independent, family owned and run firm. The company’s experience of the lift industry is unsurpassed, originating in cargo lifts in the 1860s. In 1975, Stannah designed the first affordable, quick-to-install and easy-to-use stairlift and has since sold over 600,000 stairlifts worldwide.

Stannah is run today by fourth generation joint chairmen Alan and Brian Stannah, who launched the revolutionary Microlift and Maxilift in the 1960s and the Stannah stairlift in the 1970s. Today they are supported by the fifth generation of the family – Jon, Patrick, Alastair, Nick and Helen – who are proud torchbearers for Stannah’s long-held family spirit and traditions.

Stannah now operates in more than 40 countries and has 12 subsidiaries overseas in countries including Holland, Italy and America.


Stannah have supported New Designers for 5 years.

Video: Stannah Brand Video


“When people think of our company they often don’t realise that we have actually been around for over 150 years, always in the business of lifting and moving people. Our founder Joseph Stannah was a great supporter of education in engineering:

“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”
Taken from Joseph Stannah’s letter to The Engineer, 1 February 1889

That doesn’t mean we are continually looking back though. We launched our Joseph Stannah Foundation in 2018 to support and promote engineering and related subjects as a career. Design is an inherent part of that. Working with New Designers allows us to continue Joseph Stannah’s vision 150 years down line and to look ahead to the exciting developments of the future.”

Libby Strutt, Group Communications Executive


Image: Work of Olivia Latham, 2021 winner of The Joseph Stannah Award