Photograph by Hattie Miles (05.05.2017)at opening of Lifestyle and Mobility shop in Sovereign Centre, Boscombe. 

Lifestyle and Mobility, a mobility product specialist and TGA scooter retailer, has successfully opened a new store in Bournemouth’s Sovereign Centre with the support of the Mayor, singers and dancing shoppers.

This new store is the fourth to be opened by Lifestyle and Mobility since it began trading in 2002. Its network of retail outlets now includes stores at Potters Bar, Basildon, Southend-on-Sea and Bournemouth – all providing a considered selection of assistive products including quality TGA mobility scooters. As a top performing A-Class TGA retailer, Lifestyle and Mobility continues to provide reliable and trustworthy TGA scooters to people living with restricted mobility. These comfortable and stylish products ensure individuals can enjoy greater independence with peace of mind, either through ownership or leasing on the Motability scheme.

The new store was officially opened by Bournemouth’s Mayor, Councillor Eddie Coope who cut the ribbon and was supported by Mayoress Janet Coope and over 50 other guests and members of staff. Gill Cousins, Deputy Manager at the shopping centre attended along with many shoppers and representatives from the scooter manufacturers.

Attendees were entertained by Ruth and Eileen from ‘Scarlet Swing’ who performed songs from the 1950’s. They provided a great atmosphere and encouraged some shoppers to start dancing.

Simon Sverdloff, Store Manager, explained: “Our whole opening day was a great success, such a fantastic vibe. We had far more guests at the event than we expected and the fact that two professional dancers visited the store whilst shopping was an even bigger bonus. They both loved our fifties singers so much they started dancing which made us all cheer!  I’d like to thank everyone who came to support us especially the Mayor as it demonstrated how vital our service is to the local community.”

Simon Sverdloff continues: “Our latest 1,000sqft shop is our flagship store. It is spacious, bright and uncluttered so locals can browse at leisure and feel relaxed when talking to us about their needs. The Mayor commented on how impressed he was with the store as it is so different to an old fashioned dingy mobility store. We have purposely fitted lighting that imitates day light and selected products that are of high quality such as TGA mobility scooters. We stock a vast range from TGA including the eye-catching off-road Vita X which was perfect for the press photo call. The TGA Breeze S4 which appeared on BBC Top Gear is also really popular, especially the new graphite grey model we have displayed on our concessions stand.”

Simon concludes: “All-in-all our opening day was fantastic and demonstrated the great community spirit we have here in Bournemouth. We now look forward to helping all locals gain greater independence at home and outdoors through the provision of quality and reliable products. As a family run business Lifestyle and Mobility has always focused on improving lives in the most caring and compassionate way, we are now ready to do the same here.”

For more information about TGA visit www.tgamobility.co.uk.