Classic Mobility opening team shot

Having outgrown its base of operations in North London, mobility rental company Direct Mobility Hire has recently relocated to Hertford, along with its sister company Classic Mobility, cutting the ribbon on two new facilities.

Specialising in both temporary short-term hire and long-term rental of mobility equipment, Direct Mobility Hire works with a range of clients, including care homes, the NHS and private customers. Its sister company Classic Mobility is a traditional mobility retailer, focusing on the sales, servicing and repairs of all types of mobility equipment including scooters, wheelchairs and recliner chairs.

The two companies form part of TechMed Services, the parent company which was formed in 2011 when Direct Mobility Hire and Classic Mobility merged after previously working collaboratively together for years.

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With both companies covering London and the Home Counties, Direct Mobility Hire had always been based in North London, whereas Classic Mobility had been located in Hertfordshire, however, following Direct Mobility Hire’s growing product range, the company needed a larger facility.

Lauren Bromfield, Director of Direct Mobility Hire and Classic Mobility, told THIIS: “Direct Mobility Hire’s premises in London consisted of a small showroom, an office area which handled all the administration, as well as the warehouse which we had completely outgrown, so we were already on the lookout for a new site.

“With Classic Mobility’s founders retiring, the time seemed right to bring the companies together into one location, so we decided to move both companies to Hertford.”

Moving 15 miles from its former retail space, Classic Mobility has opened a new showroom in Hertford town centre with a much larger space to showcase its wide range of mobility equipment, whilst a short walk away is Direct Mobility Hire’s new warehouse unit.

Classic Mobility Walking aids shop

According to Lauren, by having the Direct Mobility Hire unit a short distance away from the Classic Mobility operations, the company can use the warehouse unit for the rental aspect of its business, as well as cleaning, repairs and maintenance work, enabling the new Classic Mobility to solely focus on retail.

“It is a much larger space than we had previously and we have focused on keeping it bright and spacious,” explained Lauren.

“It stocks all of the standard ADL equipment, walking aids, a range of scooter and wheelchairs, along with everything else you would expect to see in a mobility store.”

Classic Mobility Demo Area
The retailer has set up an ADL demo area for customers

Marking Direct Mobility Hire’s 20th Anniversary, the two companies will continue to cover the London and Home Counties area following the launch of its new Hertford bases.

Find out more about the two mobility companies interesting development and Lauren’s journey in the industry, which has seen her become a fully qualified OT and spend time in the NHS before becoming a company director, in the upcoming August issue of THIIS – subscribe for the next issue for free.

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