Kent retailer Charterwood Mobility confirms purchase of strategic euromobility assets
Following the announcement in early June that long-established Kent mobility retailer euromobility was to shut its doors, Maidstone-based Charterwood Mobility has confirmed it has purchased a number of the departed company’s assets.
Speaking with a representative from Charterwood Mobility, the company told THIIS that it has now purchased the euromobility’s website, telephone number and company name, but has not acquired the company itself.
Operating since 1994, the closure of euromobility was announced by directors Lesley Floyd and Mandy Fenton in early June this year.
The directors claimed the closure was the result of a shortfall of vital income it relied on relating to Kent County Council’s community loan equipment contract which was awarded to NRS. According to Lesley and Mandy, a decision by NRS to withdraw work from euromobility and bring it in-house meant the mobility retailer was unable to sustain its business.
In a statement, euromobility had said there was a potential interest from mobility company that could take over the well-known Maidstone retailer and save its staff, however, with the announcement of the sale of its name, website and telephone number, the outcome seems unlikely.
Also based in Maidstone, Charterwood Mobility has one of the largest showrooms of mobility scooters, powerchairs, wheelchairs and rise recline chairs in the county and is Motability-accredited and it is not yet confirmed what it will do with the recently purchased euromobility assets.
A statement on euromobility’s website reads: “We regret that this site is suspended until further notice. The shop premises at Mid Kent Shopping Centre is no longer trading.
“If you are a Euromobility customer in need of service or sales advice please call us at Charterwood Mobility on 01622 631511
Newnham Court Shopping Village
Maidstone ME14 5LH
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