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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 provide you with excellent solutions to cater for 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

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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.

 

Astor-Bannerman were then approached by Muscular Dystrophy UK to develop a height adjustable basin, suitable for people with Muscular Dystrophy. The ABW Wash Basin soon became key to the growth of the company and has evolved with Astor-Bannerman over the years.

 

In 2001, Astor-Bannerman grew and moved to Gloucestershire where they began to build on their excellent reputation for innovative design and manufacture. Solid relationships were formed and the team focussed on assisted bathing, hoisting and changing equipment.

 

In 2002, Astor-Bannerman became the sole UK distributor for the German care and treatment manufacturers, Beka Hospitec. This enabled Astor-Bannerman to grow further in bathing and care markets and become the leading provider of UK Social Services Care Equipment.

In 2009, the sister company Active Bathing was born- providing safe and efficient bathing solutions for care homes and long term care environments. This led to growth of both the premises and the Astor-Bannerman team.

Growth continued for the company and in 2011 Astor-Bannerman became the main investor in Beka Hospitec. The Astor-Bannerman (Medical) Ltd Group 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 have re-branded sister company, Active Bathing, as Astor-Bannerman Care, to make it a more integrated part of the Astor-Bannerman Group. The company is also celebrating 25 years of service!

MEET THE TEAM

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James Stuart-Smith

James Stuart-Smith

Managing Director

EMAIL
CALL 01242 820 820

Anthony Kilgarriff

Anthony Kilgarriff

Sales Director

EMAIL
CALL 07739 629 037

Helen Laird

Helen Laird

Director of Finance and Operations

EMAIL
CALL 01242 820 820

Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones

Manufacturing Manager

EMAIL
CALL 01242 822 942

Jane Fraser-Hook

Jane Fraser-Hook

Marketing Manager

EMAIL
CALL 01242 822 942

Jan Hewitt

Jan Hewitt

Customer Services Manager

EMAIL 
CALL 01242 821 903

Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor

Manager (SHEQ)

EMAIL
CALL OFFICE 01242 820 820

Kane DeCaux

Kane DeCaux

Business Development Manager (South) Astor-Bannerman

EMAIL
CALL 07843 238 216

David Harrison

David Harrison

Business Development Manager (North) Astor-Bannerman

EMAIL
CALL 07843 080 158

Gary Mercer

Gary Mercer

Product Demonstrator and Design Co-ordinator Astor-Bannerman

EMAIL
CALL 07590 307 580

Pete Butler

Pete Butler

Product Demonstrator and Design Co-ordinator Astor-Bannerman

EMAIL
CALL 07714 218 145

Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby

General Manager Astor-Bannerman Care

EMAIL
CALL 077711 761 340

Tony Hackett

Tony Hackett

Sales Manager (North) Astor-Bannerman Care

EMAIL
CALL 07734 604 813

Tim Rantle

Tim Rantle

Sales Manager (South) Astor-Bannerman Care

EMAIL
CALL 07590 223 849

“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!”

Dawn Fidler

Bury

“Astor-Bannerman are fantastic.  From our first conversation they were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble.  They visited us asses 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.”

Sarah

Dagenham

“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.”

Debbie Chapman

Kent

Case Studies

Bertie’s Bath

Bertie is a 3 year old boy living with Batten Disease - a very rare and neurological degenerative condition causing seizures, total lack of mobility, blindness and childhood dementia. This means that Bertie needs full support with day to day tasks, such as washing and...

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Pendle Support

Pendle Support & Care Services in Lancashire provide support to children and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues. An existing bathroom was converted to an accessible Changing Places toilet facility as part of the project....

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Rochdale Riverside One

Benefitting from unprecedented levels of investment in recent years, Rochdale town centre is currently undergoing a £250 million improvement programme Astor-Bannerman are pleased to be committed to assisting with their accessible Changing Places developments as part...

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