Stairlift makes BBC drama debut

Top Quote A leading stairlift manufacturer made its debut on Kay Mellor's hit BBC drama last week during the second episode which was broadcast to the nation. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2012 - Acorn Stairlifts made its debut on Kay Mellor's hit BBC drama The Syndicate last week during the second episode which was broadcast to the nation.

    The five-part series tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lives are turned upside down when they win 18 million in a lottery syndicate.

    Last week viewers saw character Denise, played by actress Lorraine Bruce, transform her elderly mother's life by buying a stairlift for her 80th birthday. In the scene, Maureen, played by BAFTA nominated Judy Parfitt, descends the stairs to be greeted by a house full of guests to celebrate her surprise 80th birthday party.

    Dave Belmont, Acorn's Company Secretary, said: "It's an absolute honour for Acorn to be associated with Kay Mellor. She's one of the most successful scriptwriters of all time and a real Yorkshire treasure - as is Acorn! Research shows that after 20 years in business, we are transforming someone's world every 14 minutes with a stairlift, and the difference it can make is wonderfully reflected in The Syndicate.

    "After thousands of installations across the globe, we hear every day that a new stairlift can be as life changing as winning the lottery so it is excellent to see the sort of reaction that usually happens behind closed doors, dramatised and broadcast on national television."

    Acorn Stairlifts exports to over 60 countries, has an annual turnover of over 72 million and employs over 340 staff at its headquarters in Steeton, West Yorkshire.

    For further information about Acorn Stairlifts, please contact Company Secretary Dave Belmont on 01535 291000, mobile 07917 217260, or by email at dbelmont ( @ ) acornstairlifts dot com

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