This West Yorkshire company designs, manufactures, installs and services more than 60,000 stairlifts a year, enabling those with restricted mobility to stay in their homes for longer. To deal with increasing international demand, Acorn has opened offices in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe, and exports to more than 80 countries. The company was founded by director John Jakes, 62.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank127
CompanyAcorn Stairlifts
ActivityStairlift manufacturer
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m211.8
Operating profit £m22
Main shareholdersJohn Jakes (100%)
Staff1,485
Founded1992
Websitewww.acornstairlifts.co.uk

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