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Retail joint venture fuels big expansion plans

Retail joint venture fuels big expansion plans

May 08 at 2:47pm
Ableworld has entered into a joint venture with a North West financier, Barry Pearson, to expand their existing chain of retail outlets. The new company, Mobility GB Limited, provides a fully funded strategy which combines the proven experience of all parties to support Ableworld’s aggressive plans for growth.

Free training days with OT Ambassador

Free training days with OT Ambassador

May 08 at 8:31am
Invacare and Kirton are running two free joint seating and pressure care training days this June. The events will be headlined by the new OT Ambassador for Seating, Ellie Burcher of EJB Therapy.

RollerScoot Looking For Investment

RollerScoot Looking For Investment

May 07 at 5:08pm
A moving walkway in a supermarket was the inspiration behind Ian Gray inventing the RollerScoot. Now, Ian, who qualified as a chartered physiotherapist and has also been in the mobility industry for 20 years, is looking for investment to take the product to market.

New issue of AT Today online to read

New issue of AT Today online to read

May 06 at 5:40pm
The latest issue of AT Today magazine has just been published and, as always, contains a wide variety of news items from the world of Assistive Technology.

New bathing facilities for Children’s Hospice

New bathing facilities for Children’s Hospice

May 06 at 12:35pm
A Sheffield manufacturing company has assisted in the refurbishment of an established Children’s Hospice thanks to their 30 years experience. The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, was desperate for new bathing equipment and facilities as the original items were very dated and not user-friendly and turned to Kingkraft for help.

Winner announced for COT annual conference

Winner announced for COT annual conference

May 06 at 10:32am
Invacare, a leading manufacturer and supplier of Home Healthcare and Mobility products has announced the winner of a prize draw for a fully paid delegate place to this year’s College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference.

UK’s largest care event focusses on integration

UK’s largest care event focusses on integration

May 06 at 10:20am
Current and former health ministers Norman Lamb, Stephen Dorrell and Andy Burnham will lead the integrated care debate at the UK’s largest social and primary care event Health+Care at Excel London on 25-26 June 2014. There are hundreds of other speakers from local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, public health and sector experts.

National survey focusses on powered wheelchairs

National survey focusses on powered wheelchairs

May 05 at 4:02pm
A national survey launched by Rica, the specialist UK consumer research and information charity, gives powered wheelchair users and carers a chance to tell about their experiences of obtaining and using their powered wheelchair.

Drive purchase Days Healthcare capital products

Drive purchase Days Healthcare capital products

May 01 at 6:37pm
Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, has announced that the company has reached an agreement to purchase a range of capital equipment and associated brands from Patterson Medical.

New Mackworth Manufacturing Facility opens

New Mackworth Manufacturing Facility opens

Apr 28 at 12:18pm
Mackworth Healthcare’s new headquarters and manufacturing facility were officially opened by Economy Minister Edwina Hart recently. It will enable the company to continue its substantial growth programme. The Bridgend based business, which specialises in designing and manufacturing a range of slings and hoists for moving and handling patients, has seen profitable turnover increase in excess of 550%, since its acquisition eighteen months ago.


 
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