Around 1972, Mr. Frederick Brooks designed his first stair lift for his wife Grace, when she started to find stairs just too difficult because of her rheumatoid arthritis. Thus the first Brooks stair lift was born!
Using high standards of engineering, quality and style gained from his background as an engineer for Daimler, Brooks attracted much attention. Word soon spread, and before long people with mobility difficulties and health professionals from all over Britain were calling on Fred Brooks to commission their own stair lift. The Fred Brooks Stair lift Company was formed in 1973 in Camberley, Surrey, following growing interest in the invention.