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."
     
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.

Retailers set to benefit from 8 years of development and growth

Retailers set to benefit from 8 years of development and growth

We interviewed Lyndon Duke of Your Mobility a few years ago when he was just getting started in the business with a seating range that he was bringing into the UK. Since then, the business has grown substantially, with the bulk of sales in care homes. He is now looking to expand further and to build relationships with retailers across the UK.
Drive DeVilbiss: Growth, acquisitions and UK manufacturing

Drive DeVilbiss: Growth, acquisitions and UK manufacturing

Following one of the largest acquisitions the industry is likely to see this year, we caught up with Drive DeVilbiss’SalesDirector Jeremy Taylor to learn more about the Sidhil acquisition and what the future holds for both companies.
Retail entrepreneur proves the importance of embracing opportunity

Retail entrepreneur proves the importance of embracing opportunity

Back in 2009 when the UK was still heavily in the throes of recession, with businesses struggling across the country, Jemma Dunn, Managing Director of More Than Mobility was just starting out in the industry. We caught up with the ambitious retailer to find out what attracted her to More Than Mobility and to find out more about her other ventures.
 
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