About Stannah

A family of lift expertise, we've been moving people and goods since 1867.

Joseph Stannah started the business in Bankside, London, making cranes and hoists to move goods around the bustling docks of the industrial revolution. Today, we are the UK’s leading independent supplier of lift products supplying loading systems, passenger and platform lifts, goods and service lifts, escalators, moving walkways, related lift services and of course, stairlifts. We also manage large lift portfolios for some of the UK’s best known brands, including over a thousand lifts for Network Rail.

Still a family business, it is the fifth generation – Jon, Patrick, Nick, Alastair and Helen – that are hands-on in the company. By remaining a resolutely independent British business we have been quietly successful and at the heart of our work is a simple promise, to be ‘always true to our word’. This reflects the way we go about business, to be ready to meet today’s challenges yet unashamedly focused on the values of quality and service that Joseph was passionate about all those years ago.

Why choose Stannah

Whether we’re talking lifts or stairlifts, escalators or moving walkways, our engineering heritage means we meticulously craft and develop our products to make them the very best in the market.

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Working for us

It’s the balance of global success without comprising our ideals that makes us such a great company to work for and do business with. Join the family.

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Our History

It’s over 150 years since Joseph Stannah founded the business back in 1867. A lot has happened since then – yet some things, like making life easier and more fulfilling for people and the Stannah family commitment to Joseph’s values of quality and integrity, remain unchanged.

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Who we are

Stannah is a British wholly owned private family company. Today fifth-generation members of the Stannah family still uphold the traditional family values of honesty and fairness. The Stannah Group of companies continues to go from strength to strength.

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Accreditations & Affiliations

We are members of all the main trade bodies and meet all codes of conduct and product safety requirements in full.

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Become a Trade Partner

Working with Stannah can help to broaden your product offering and provide you with unrivalled back-up, as well as access to spare parts and technical support. Join us!

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Working with us

We work carefully, by considering our customers’ circumstances, recommending the right products and installing everything with a minimum of fuss.

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Working in BIM

With a long history of innovation and development, we have always embraced new technologies and changes in the architectural and construction industries.

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Need some help or expert advice?

Get in touch or request a call back and we’ll do all we can to help you with your project

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Find a local service branch

With a network of lift service branches right across the UK, offering 24/7/365 servicing, you can rely on Stannah to keep you moving.

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Latest news...

Modern apprentice in Scotland

13 Jun 2019

Modern Apprentice – Charlene shines brightly in lift maintenance role Charlene Bonar won a prestigious third place in the Modern Apprentice of the Year in the…

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Local partnership pays dividends

10 Jun 2019

Stannah Lift Services wins a six-year contract to maintain a lift portfolio of 146 lifts in 88 housing blocks for Bristol City Council.

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Bristol’s lift experts live and in action at the Business Showcase South West!

14 May 2019

Stannah is attending the South West's largest event "Business Showcase" to promote lift services in South West England & South Wales.

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Stannah highlights its local lift services in Cornwall

16 Apr 2019

On the 14th March, Stannah South West England & South Wales Service Branch attended the Cornwall Business Show. Taking place in the heart of Cornwall at the…

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A Stannah Goods Lift Solves Bike/Bin Storage in City Office Refurb

11 Apr 2019

A Stannah Goodsmaster 1000 CD Plus goods attendant lift assists below-ground bike and bin storage in the revamped Kings House office building in central London.…

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Stannah Lifts Access In Award-winning Affordable Housing Scheme

19 Mar 2019

A Stannah passenger lift has made access easy in Victoria Wharf Apartments, a new housing development in Ladbroke Grove, St John’s Terrace, London W10. 

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"BRAVO!"— for Stannah’s Star Role in Historic Theatre Revamp

13 Feb 2019

Stannah works flat out to install a bumper-size passenger lift backstage at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham.

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Stannah Weaves Tailored Lift Access in UK’s Oldest Silk Mill

14 Dec 2018

A Stannah passenger lift weaves tailored access throughout Whitchurch Silk Mill, a Grade II*-listed Georgian working watermill undergoing a £2.1m regeneration…

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Stannah's Top 10 Blogs of 2018

20 Nov 2018

With the end of the year fast approaching, we thought we’d share our top ten blog posts on lifts that have captured the most attention.

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Stannah Platform Lift Spices Up Access to Old Bombay Ambience

29 Oct 2018

A Stannah platform passenger lift brings access for all to London restaurant Dishoom Kensington. 

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