As of the 2nd of August 2011, the world leading stairlift manufacturer Stannah has been named as a finalist in the prestigious National Business Awards, held in partnership with Orange.
Nominated by a panel of leading independent business experts, Stannah has been held up asa "global British superbrand", recognised for its healthy growth and contribution to industry in the 3i Private Business of the Year category.
The National Business Awards, in partnership with Orange, is the UK’s most prestigious independent platform recognising excellence, innovation and ethical business. Stannah is the only engineering firm to be named Private Business of the Year, which goes to the company best demonstrating exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies and market prominence in its sector.
Earlier this year Stannah celebrated the productionof its 500,000th stairlift with a special visit to its Andover factory from HRH Prince of Wales. This followed Stannah receiving its fourth Queen’s Award for Enterprise, demonstrating how the business has bucked the trend of manufacturing decline through its focus on innovative business solutions to help it expand at home and abroad.
Alex Evans, Editorial Director and Co-chair of Judges of the National Business Awards, said:
"A successful manufacturer and fifth generation family business, Stannah is a global British superbrand operating in more than 50 countries that is achieving very healthy growth through strategic acquisition, geographic expansion and innovation."
Patrick Stannah, joint managing director of StannahLift Services, said:
"We are thrilled to have been nominated for such an accolade. As an independent family-run business growing steadily at six percent, we are testimony to the health of British manufacturing and to the global potential for British owned and run businesses. In the current climate in particular, it is fantastic to have recognition for the contribution that home-grown engineering is making to the future of UK plc."
Stannah will now go head to head with other finalists in the 3i-sponsored Private Business of the Year category, with the winner announced at a ceremony on 8th November.