Magazine Articles

Read some of the main articles from THIIS magazines here. You can also download the magazine from the 'Magazine Download' section or read it online using the page reader system - just click on the front page image that you'll find on the home page.

Remember, if you have any news yourself, just let us know. It's a great way of getting free publicity for your company and you'll be surprised just how effective it can be to build business. For example, Neil Smith, Managing Director of Mackworth Healthcare told us: "We decided to use the THIIS magazine to promote our latest news to industry, regarding the management re-structure and investment towards the business post acquisition. I was delighted at the response and was truly surprised about the amount of interest it has raised with key contacts. Within a few days of the publication been circulated, I had arranged multiple meetings with potential distributors and suppliers."

And Teri Carnell, Sales & Marketing Manager at Silvalea told us: "Having recently launched our new website we have noticed a significant increase in enquires every time an article appears online or in the Magazine with a link to our website."
     
What are the biggest challenges facing mobility retailers in 2017?

What are the biggest challenges facing mobility retailers in 2017?

Internet sellers. Access to the market. Assessment and servicing. Chris Cox, Managing Director of Cinque Ports Mobility and John Payne, Managing Director of Kent Mobility, share some of their thoughts on what they see as being the biggest issues facing businesses and the industry over the next 12 months.
Being keen, green and new to the industry

Being keen, green and new to the industry

Emily Webb, Managing Director of Oarsome Grips, shares her early memories about joining the industry as a budding entrepreneur with a new product and no experience.
Power your business with customer testimonials

Power your business with customer testimonials

One of the most effective things you can do for your business is to create powerful customer testimonials and, when you have them, get the most from them. There are some simple steps that you can follow to generate those all-important gems and to make sure they have the greatest impact…
Wheellator sees Green Trousers as a good fit

Wheellator sees Green Trousers as a good fit

In our March issue, we wrote that Finnish manufacturer  Tukimet was searching for a UK distributor for their innovative product, the Wheellator. The call was answered by industry newcomer Green Trousers and Managing Director David Lynch, who will now exclusively sell the device in the UK.
5 reasons using a recruitment agency could be the right move

5 reasons using a recruitment agency could be the right move

Recruiting the next star employee can sometimes be a costly minefield for companies, with time and money often being casualties. Antony Elkington, Managing Director of Trusted Recruiter, explains how recruitment agencies can help businesses navigate the recruitment process safely and effectively.
Getting on board with a Business Coach

Getting on board with a Business Coach

You’ve probably heard of ‘business coaching’ but it’s likely that you have never considered it for yourself. Australian native and successful business coach Gail Gibson has been residing in the UK since 1996 and has recently worked with a company in our industry. Here, she explains a little about the benefits of using a coach…
What's the one thing manufacturers could do to make retailers’ lives easier?

What's the one thing manufacturers could do to make retailers’ lives easier?

We decided to put this question to John Payne, Managing Director of Kent Mobility and Chris Cox, Managing Director of Cinque Ports Mobility, to find out what it is they would like to see from manufacturers in order to make their lives easier.
Family company celebrates 18 years of success

Family company celebrates 18 years of success

Set up by John  Elcocks and his son David 18 years ago, Repose has grown to become a leading manufacturer of seating solutions. Lisa Wardley, the company's Managing Director, reflects on how the company has developed and evolved in that time.


 

A different theme, but same strong customer focus

A different theme, but same strong customer focus

It isn’t every day that you receive a "Hailing All Frequencies” save the date message from Lieutenant Uhura, so it’s bound to get your attention. The invitation was from the same company – Handicare – that created a ‘Stair Wars’ and James Bond ‘006½’ theme for its annual Elite and Select Partner Event in previous years.

Sometimes, things just don’t fit.

Sometimes, things just don’t fit.

However small or large a team, sometimes things can get just get a little rocky. Here, Alastair Gibbs suggests that openness and honesty are always the best policy.

 
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