August 22, 2019

StairBox named as one of the UK’s most inspirational companies

Timber staircase manufacturer, StairBox has been revealed as one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain.

A report by the London Stock Exchange has identified the Staffordshire based company as one of only 73 manufacturing companies in the UK to make the list, only 11 of which are West Midlands based. 

From left, Directors Alex Hancock and Mark Winter

The report, which is the sixth report released, is a celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK and Europe. As well as identifying 1,000 inspiring companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sector and trends that will shape the future of the British and European economies. 

In a letter to StairBox announcing this accolade, David Schwimmer, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group said: “To be selected for the list, businesses had to demonstrate not only positive growth in revenue over the last three years but also outperform their sector peers. The result is a unique and varied list of the UK’s most dynamic companies.”

Alex Hancock, Director at StairBox said “We’re delighted to be included in this year’s 1,000 companies to inspire Britain!

“It’s great to see our business going from strength to strength and we really couldn’t have done it without our hard working team. What really makes a difference here at StairBox is our focus on customer service; our aim is to offer a friendly personal service and an exceptional product at the most competitive prices. 

“To be included as one of only 73 manufacturing companies in this report is great news and we’re certainly looking forward to the future progression of StairBox.”

Also in the letter, Mr Schwimmer added: “Ensuring that dynamic growth companies can realise their potential is vital to the UK’s future prosperity. SMEs – accounting for 60% of all private sector employment – drive growth, innovation and job creation and are the lifeblood of the UK economy.” 

Over the past three years, StairBox – part of the AVC Group – has grown significantly. In 2016 the group moved to premises three times the size of the previous site, and has since expanded again with a 30,000sqft extension. In 2018 the group opened a new trade counter, employed a further 20 people taking their headcount to 120 and has more plans to grow and expand in the near future.

The group continues to grow, develop and innovate as demand increases and in addition to timber staircases, also manufactures and sells windows, doors and premium staircases under Wooden Windows and First Step Designs. 

For further details on StairBox visit the website: www.stairbox.com or call: 01782 832 555