Stannah Stairlift Launch Very First Twitter RT Advent Calendar

By Stannah Stairlifts, PRNE
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LONDON, December 1, 2011 -

Stannah Stairlifts are due to launch their upcoming ‘Twitter Advent Calendar‘ promotion on Dec 1st, 2011. The campaign aims to bring Christmas to Twitter, offering Stannah fans the opportunity to win “stocking filler” prizes on a daily basis. This is believed to be the first time a nationwide company has used such an idea on the popular social networking site.

Stannah will be tweeting an Advent Calendar status every morning, informing twitter users of the prize for that day. To be in for a chance of winning one of the daily prizes, followers are being asked to simply follow Stannah on Twitter [@stairlifts_uk] and retweet the original tweet. A winner will then be randomly and notified the following day.

The daily entertainment based prizes are specifically chosen for the Stannah family audience, ensuring to cater to different age ranges and demographics. The early advent prizes include CDs from platinum selling artists such as Adele, Take That and Beyonce, as well as Christmas themed DVDs including The Nightmare Before Christmas, A Very Glee Christmas, and Gavin & Stacey: A Christmas Special. Keeping within the family theme of Stannah, the campaign also includes children’s classics, Ice Age, Fantastic Mr Fox, and Mrs Doubtfire, as well as family favourites such as Casino Royale, Love Actually, and The Italian Job. On top of all these great audio and visual Christmas treats, Stannah are also giving away Thorntons chocolates.

The final Christmas treat giveaway will be a deluxe Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection DVD Box Set on December 24th 2011. Fans of the movie will know this is a limited release, with restricted numbers being made available worldwide.

Alongside the Twitter Advent Calendar, Stannah Stairlifts will also be running a weekly Facebook Christmas Competition for fans of the page to win a Stannah-branded stocking, alongside themed weekly prizes. These themes consist of music, food, gaming, and general hobby related prizes alongside Amazon, HMV, and Marks & Spencers gift vouchers.

Stannah knows that everybody is likely to know somebody who has had experience with limited mobility, and are working to break down negative perceptions of owning mobility aids. Stannah is a family company founded over 140 years ago; still based in Britain but famous around the world for lifts and stairlifts, which give people invaluable freedom, independence and safer enjoyment of their own homes. 

About Stannah Stairlifts

Stannah is a world-leader in lift manufacturing, producing stairlifts, passenger lifts, escalators and moving walkways, vertical platform lifts, goods and service lifts. It is one of Britain’s leading engineering companies, having won four Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and remains an independent, family owned and run firm.

Stannah operates in more than 40 countries and has subsidiaries in ten countries including the US, Holland, France and Italy. In the UK, Stannah is the largest independent lift supplier, working through a network of eleven service branches. The company also provides stairlifts to 345 local authorities UK-wide and has been named the best known brand in the stairlift market (Hall & Partners 2010).

Stannah’s business is worth £183million. Last year, annual turnover increased by 6%, with operating profit up by 6.7%.  The company employs 1450 people in the UK and an additional 250 overseas.

Stannah’s experience of the lift industry is exceptional, originating in cargo lifts in the 1860s. In 1975, Stannah designed the first affordable, quick-to-install and easy-to-use stairlift.  Earlier this year it marked the production of its 500,000th stairlift at its factory in Andover, with a visit from HRH the Prince of Wales.

Stannah is run by fourth generation joint chairmen Alan and Brian Stannah, who launched the first Stannah stairlift. They are supported by a management team comprising four members of the fifth generation - Jon, Patrick, Alastair and Nick Stannah.

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