With over 25 years’ experience, Astor Bannerman are experts in the design and manufacture of specialist bathing and care equipment. Our dedicated staff are on hand at every stage of your project from site visit, through installation and for any on-going support and servicing needs, offering professional advice and technical knowledge throughout.
Astor Bannerman provides you with excellent solutions to cater to the complex care needs of your clients. Our in-depth knowledge and technical expertise is used to design and manufacture innovative products that can be customised to suit your individual requirements. Our friendly, dedicated sales team will arrange any on-site demonstration of equipment that you may require, and then work closely with our engineering team to ensure room design and installation of our products is seamless. We take pride in our after-sales service too, maintaining all equipment we have sold to you, and supporting any after-sales needs.
ASTOR BANNERMAN OVER TIME
In 1993, two friends from Oxfordshire (with a passion for technology and mechanics) were asked to make a height-adjustable kitchen table by Muscular Dystrophy UK. This challenge developed into a vision of producing solutions which would help support disabled people and their carers. And so, Astor Bannerman was born.
2 years later, growth continued as Aveso Ltd was created. A platform set up between Astor Bannerman & OpeMed to sponsor the Changing Places campaign and lead on the installation of Changing Places facilities. The campaign evolved from the need to raise awareness and encourage public venues to install toilets which are accessible to those with additional needs.
Astor Bannerman rebranded sister company, Active Bathing, as Astor Bannerman Care, embracing it as an integral part of the Astor Bannerman brand and Group.
Mark Colebrook joined as Managing Director of Astor Bannerman’s UK Operations, to lead the further expansion and innovation of the company.
A big year for expansion within Astor Bannerman, despite the devastating impact of Covid-19. A move to new, bigger premises aptly named “The Elephant Works”, and at the end of the year, taking over the OpeMed ceiling hoist brand and UK operations.
Launch of the Astor Invincible – the first Changing Table designed specifically for use within a Changing Place Toilet. One of many new innovative products launched as part of Astor Bannerman’s new growth era.
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“We chose Astor Bannerman to supply a ceiling track hoist in our lounge for Josh based on their reputation for high quality & service. They didn’t disappoint. From start to finish we had a fantastic personal level of service. The room layout was carefully designed and installation was on time. Thank you Astor Bannerman!”
“Astor Bannerman are fantastic. From our first conversation they were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They visited us assessed our requirements and were on hand throughout the ordering and installation process to offer advice. The difference that the Kiva bath has made to us as a family is amazing.”
“As soon as we explained our concerns to our OT, we were advised to get in touch with Astor Bannerman, as they had worked with them in the past when designing accessible bathrooms. It’s things like the Rio Bath that makes bath time so enjoyable for Archie. Having a bath before his big build was almost impossible.”
We worked with the team at the Legoland Discovery Centre to install a fully compliant Changing Places Toilet (CPT), which included equipment from the Astor Bannerman’s Changing Places product range.
In 2018 we worked with the team at Hull’s spectacular aquarium The Deep, to install their Changing Places Toilet (CPT).
The fully accessible facility was opened in March of that year, and helped the tourist attraction become one of the most accessible in the UK, winning Gold in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category of the White Rose Awards in 2019.
Finsbury Park premieres the New Astor Invincible Changing Table in a first for Changing Places in Public Parks
Astor Bannerman has worked with Haringey Council to install a brand-new Changing Places toilet in Finsbury Park, North London, boosting the accessibility of green space in the borough. It is the also the first installation of the Astor Invincible, a changing table...