Acorn has picked up two major prizes at the Insider Yorkshire International Trade Awards 2015 held on Thursday 4th June. The company collected the prizes for Excellence in International Trade and International Company of the Year (£50m plus turnover) at the ceremony, which rewarded the achievements of Yorkshire's top exporters.
The judges were especially impressed by Acorn's FastTrack service making it the only stair lift supplier in the world than can install a bespoke curved stair rail within two days of receiving an order – sometimes even the same day! Acorn was also praised for investing heavily in setting up its own subsidiaries in target markets, rather than relying solely on third party distributors. An Acorn Stairlift is fitted somewhere in the world every 9 minutes, so as the judges said “if you buy a stairlift anywhere in the world, there is a distinct possibility it came from West Yorkshire”.
The judging panel was also impressed that Acorn are still manufacturing here in Britain and said 'its strategy for growth was fantastic'.