About Acorn

Investors In People

The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to advance an organisation's performance through people.

Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses and national organisation's, the Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people. Since it was developed, the Standard has been reviewed every five years to ensure that it remains relevant, accessible and attractive to all.

Acorn is the world's largest independent manufacturer and supplier of straight stairlifts, with sales in over 70 countries and offices on three continents. See our list of locations here.

With international opportunities across all its departments, including media, human resources, export, engineering and IT, the firm is continually expanding and investing in its workforce.

There is a strong focus on retention and progression, where employees are encouraged to develop to their full potential. Acorn achieved the investors in people standard in 2006, and continues to invest in its most valuable resource - its people.

Employing over 1,000 people worldwide, Acorn is proud to design, manufacture and sell its own superior DC powered stairlift. Their team of sales personnel are responsible for selling tens of thousands of stairlifts and Acorn likes to reward them with one of the best employment packages.

New employees complete a thorough induction and training programme, allowing them to build on their existing skills and improve their personal profiles. Their healthcare and pension provisions promise a commitment to the wellbeing of their people.

The Internet

Acorn not only has a large presence around the world, it also has a large presence on the World Wide Web. Acorn has a number of websites catering for nearly every language and country in our reach. The scale of our Internet touch can be seen at www.acornstairlifts.com.

With more and more people using the Internet each day to find out information on products and services Acorn felt the need to establish a market leading web presence enabling it to succeed at all levels.

The Conservation Area of Steeton makes a pleasant contrast to inner-city working. With excellent transport links to Leeds, Bradford and Skipton, the location also offers free parking to all employees and a greenfield site, ideal for relaxing on the lawns during lunch breaks. Should the weather not be obliging, there is a well-appointed cafeteria with free Internet access and a breakfast/lunch sandwich bar, offering employees plenty of on-site facilities to avoid the need to go further afield.

Many employees find that, due to their particular expertise, they are invited to work abroad temporarily on business transfers. With other offices in Orlando, Florida and Sydney, Australia to mention a few, there is never any trouble finding volunteers for these occasional foreign trips.

Please be aware that as part of the Acorn recruitment process, personal social media profiles may be reviewed.

For more information about opportunities at this dynamic local company, contact the recruitment team at Acorn Stairlifts, on 0800 073 9844, or email recruitment@acornstairlifts.com.