City Mobility invites MP to see first-hand the services it offers disabled community
Specialist mobility retailer City Mobility recently welcomed local MP Drew Hendry to come and tour its business in the Scottish Highlands as it celebrates it 20th anniversary this year.
Drew Hendry, Member of Parliament for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, was invited to see first hand the variety of unique services the business provides to better inform his constituents and to hear about the challenges its customers have been facing.
The Inverness-based business, which has grown and now employs 11 people, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It specialises in providing, servicing and repairing mobility scooters and powerchairs privately and through the Motability Powered Wheelchair and Scooter (PWS) Scheme.
It is the only Motability PWS lease scheme partner based in its 41,000 square kilometre dealership area which stretches from south Aberdeenshire across to Ardnamurchan and covers the area above having been recognised as a pivotal regional business in 2020 for the services it provides to the disabled community.
As well as mobility equipment the business also specialises in the supply, maintenance, repair and fitting of specialist car adaptations privately and through the Motability Scheme. With charities and care homes relying on its LOLER testing service to keep its minibuses on the road. It also has a satellite presence in its sister company’s Aberdeen premises (Able Care).
Carol Elliot, City Mobility’s Managing Director, who herself has reduced mobility, commented, “The business has a long history of serving older people and people with disabilities across the top half of Scotland and was delighted to welcome Drew to demonstrate and discuss the unique services we provide and the challenges our customers face going forward.”
Drew Hendry, MP said, “City Mobility is the perfect example of a business firmly established in the Highlands designed to help those who need it most, and I’d like to congratulate them on their upcoming 20th anniversary.
“Seeing first-hand the services they offer and hearing from some of the team has shown me the passion and enthusiasm they all have for the work they do.”
“Times are tough for many households in the Highlands right now, and those with reduced mobility may have extra challenges and costs to overcome. The Motability scheme, coupled with City Mobility will continue to help in alleviating some of the logistical and financial issues faced by many,” he added.
Founded in 2002, City Mobility is the UK’s most northerly Motability powered wheelchair and scooter dealership, with a reach of customers covering just over half of Scotland.
During the summer of 2021, the retailer took part in a Scottish Government-funded service with pop-up shops and events to showcase the benefits of using a mobility scooter to elderly and disabled people living in remote parts of northern Scotland.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic the retailer also provided free wheelchairs to help its elderly and disabled customers attend their vaccination appointments.https://thiis.co.uk/city-mobility-invites-mp-to-see-first-hand-the-services-it-offers-to-disabled-community/https://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/IMG_4897.jpghttps://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/IMG_4897-150x150.jpgNewsroomRetailer NewsTrade NewsCarol Elliot,City Mobility,disabled,Drew Hendry,Highlands,Inverness,MobilitySpecialist mobility retailer City Mobility recently welcomed local MP Drew Hendry to come and tour its business in the Scottish Highlands as it celebrates it 20th anniversary this year. Drew Hendry, Member of Parliament for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, was invited to see first hand the variety of unique...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine