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Wilcare Group launch accentu8 in new design-led era for the company The Wilcare Group is entering into a bold new design-led era with the launch of their new brand, accentu8. To mark the launch, accentu8 have unveiled six new rise and recline chairs in a choice of powered or manual operation; ‘arc’, ‘cloud9’, ‘haven’, ‘horizons’, ‘lotus’ and ‘mode’. The new models are the work of furniture designer, Angela Gidden MBE, who joined parent company, the Wilcare Group, in 2013 as Consultant Creative Director, with the aim of introducing a design-led ethos to the company and its marketplace. Angela said:...

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The UK Mobility Scooter Market – A RICA Report

The latest research report from Rica (Research Institute for Consumer Affairs) takes a closer look at the UK Mobility Scooter Market, offering an insight into the needs and concerns of scooter users across the country. Mobility Scooters: a market study, 2014, draws on a new Rica survey of 480 scooter users, an analysis of market data and studies, and industry consultations. Carried out on behalf of the Department of Transport, the report will inform future transport policies that address the needs of disabled and older people with mobility impairments. This study reports on three specific aspects of the mobility...

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Trade Days 2014

The inaugural Trade Days event took place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 5th and 6th October. Over 1000 trade visitors attended the show over the two days, taking the opportunity to meet new and existing suppliers, view and compare product ranges and gain new ideas. The exhibition hall was also home to the Pharmacy Show for the two days, with a reported 3000 visitors taking the opportunity to cross between the two. Many also took up the invitation to attend the free seminars on offer at the four seminar theatres in the exhibition hall. There were 56 seminars in...

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The True Value of Branding

With over 20 years experience in marketing, C.A.S has worked with many leading names in the disability, healthcare and lifestyle sectors, so we thought why not ask the C.A.S team for some advice on the importance of branding? C.A.S has supplied us with 5 easy steps to creating a brand, something more than just a logo, which can help you trade ahead of your competitors in difficult times and increase your profits. Most of the time businesses start thinking about marketing and brands when they experience change; it might be planned change as the company grows and develops or...

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Inspirational war veteran completes 100 mile TGA Mobility scooter charity challenge on 100 year WW1 anniversary

Andy McIntosh, 42 from Strathaven near Glasgow, is a retired Army Corporal who despite living with severe mobility difficulties, has driven a TGA Breeze mobility scooter 100-miles to raise military charity donations on the 100th World War One anniversary. Loaned by TGA Mobility and supported by Klyde Mobility, Andy drove an award-winning Breeze mobility scooter from Cresswell in Northumberland to the headquarters of Poppy Scotland in Edinburgh. Following an epic coastal journey, his arrival in Edinburgh was timed to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of World War One – Armistice Day. He has raised funds and...

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