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Based in West Yorkshire, this company designs, manufactures, installs and services 50,000 straight, curved and outdoor stairlifts a year, more than half of which are sold overseas. To deal with increasing demand overseas, the business now has offices in America, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany and South Africa. In 2011, Acorn acquired Brooks Stairlifts, the company that created the original stairlift in Britain. Under founder John Jakes, 57, profits hit £12m in 2012.

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Company details
CompanyAcorn Stairlifts
ActivityStairlift manufacturer
LocationWest Yorkshire
Annual profit growth142.09%
Latest profits £000s11,986
Latest sales £000s106,619

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* supplied by company † annualised figure ‡ profits = ebitda