Hickleys announces expansion of operations following merger with Somerset retailer
Somerset-based Hickleys Mobility and Healthcare has announced that it has expanded its operations with the addition of two more service engineers, additional vans and a whole new store front with automatic doors at its extensive Taunton showroom and HQ. Its Bridgwater showroom now also offers prescriptive mobility products.
In March 2020, Hickleys Mobility and Healthcare merged with fellow Somerset retailer HMS Mobility Solutions. Founded by Garry Hellings, HMS Mobility Solutions specialised in the provision of prescription, powered and manual wheelchairs, in particular for individuals with complex mobility issues.
Since that time, a spokesperson for Hickleys Mobility and Healthcare has confirmed that Alex Boon, its mobility product specialist, has undergone extensive one-on-one training from Garry, in addition to training from manufacturers, which has proven to be invaluable for the firm.
The firm also stated that it has continued to work with Motability as it traded through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark Mason, General Manager for Hickleys Mobility and Healthcare said: “Who would of guessed that just days from successfully acquiring HMS Mobility Solutions we would be faced with the Covid 19 pandemic!
“We are proud to have remained open every day and offered free home delivery to our customers during lockdown which proved very popular.
“Our merger and acquisition of HMS Mobility really has opened up our customer base and market penetration.
“Customers have remained loyal, and we have benefitted from working closely with OT’s, physiotherapists, NHS Wheelchair Services and several charities.
“We are delighted with the smooth transition and the growth that our merger with HMS Mobility has produced for us, it has been an exciting year! We now cover most areas of business from child to adults in the South West.”
Garry Hellings commented: “The coming together of two well respected businesses has proved to be a great success. It has been an absolute pleasure assisting with such a smooth merger. I have enjoyed training and sharing my extensive knowledge of prescriptive mobility products with team Hickleys.
“The future looks very bright as more high-end suppliers have come onboard.”
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