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New face for established retailer

New face for established retailer

Oct 24 at 10:58am
Steve Perry has recently joined the Mobility Aids Centre at Peterborough as their Marketing and Business Development Manager, just about 30 years since he first visited the company selling products to the owner.

New franchise store for Ableworld

New franchise store for Ableworld

Oct 24 at 9:41am
Ableworld has opened its latest franchise in Colchester. The company, which was founded in Cheshire has built a reputation for ethical trading and providing an extensive product range for customers and launched its franchise scheme back in 2008. The latest additions to the network, Gerald and Maria Roper have brought their passion for local community involvement to the new store.

£1.2 million to set up businesses

£1.2 million to set up businesses

Oct 17 at 12:47pm
An innovative London-based project, the Livability Enterprise Agency, has received a 1.2 million funding boost to help around 1,700 more disabled and disadvantaged people realise their dream of becoming self-employed over the next 15 months.
Putting Polio on the European health map

Putting Polio on the European health map

Oct 16 at 2:40pm
When members of The British Polio Fellowship met in Glasgow recently, it was a chance to hold their AGM alongside an Information Day, plus an important opportunity to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Scottish Region by forging links with Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) groups throughout Europe.

Ambassador for Gerald Simonds

Ambassador for Gerald Simonds

Oct 16 at 9:39am
Gerald Simonds has announced that Paralympic skier Anna Turney is the new ambassador for the company, representing products such as the new lightweight TiLite TR3 titanium wheelchair and the FreeWheel all-terrain wheelchair add-on.
New structure at LINAK UK

New structure at LINAK UK

Oct 17 at 10:11am
LINAK UK has undergone a re-structure. Mike Palmer has handed over the reins to John Turner. The business was founded by Mike in 1990 and over the last 25 years the company has grown from 3 people to 25 people.
No Mobility Roadshow in 2014

No Mobility Roadshow in 2014

Oct 14 at 1:48pm
After celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Mobility Roadshow at Telford in June, Mobility Choice, the Charity responsible for its organisation, has announced a major review of its activities. This is to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of people with mobility issues in the light of the ageing population and recent changes to benefit entitlements. While this review is taking place, there will be no Mobility Roadshow held in 2014.

Supplier makes the case for EPOS

Supplier makes the case for EPOS

Oct 14 at 1:39pm
Recently, Assistive Partner (the healthcare software people) has been busy with installing new systems into several mobility retailers as those retailers modernise.
According to the company, the benefits are enormous and the costs minimal. The company says that it is all about better service, reduced costs, higher efficiency levels and more time to sell.

Making it easier to win contracts

Making it easier to win contracts

Oct 14 at 12:16pm
There are plenty of small companies operating in this industry and so news that the government is looking to make it simpler and easier for smaller businesses to bid for and win work across the entire public sector should be welcomed. The news was announced by Cabinet Office Minister Chloë Smith.

DLF launches product library

DLF launches product library

Oct 14 at 11:26am
It wouldn’t take long for assistive technology suppliers to lose their stock if they loaned it out to anyone that fancied giving it a go! How big a gamble would it be if the customer was able to loan, try it and test before making a purchasing decision. We will probably never know but the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has set up an "Assistive Technology Library” for potential purchasers to do just that.

 
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