The Mobility Road Show was a great event this year. Lots of positive feedback from visitors and a great atmosphere across the three days. We had a great time talking to the public about the registration service and why we are offering it as well as letting everyone know who the National Federation of Shopmobility are and who our members are.
Stoneleigh was a great venue, very spacious, ample parking right on the doorstep and the parking staff were really helpful. Inside the information, points were well positioned the eateries were set up well with wheelchair spaces at each table. The toilet facilities were great even having left and right transition on the doors so wheelchair users could choose the one which suited them best before entering.
We were situated in the Hall that contained the sports area and were able to watch wheelchair basketball and wheelchair dancing. Of course, we couldn’t resist joining in on the action for ‘blame it on the boogie’. The aisles were nice and wide allowing vehicle users to get past even if there were visitors stopped on both sides of an aisle which just made it easier for everyone to move around.
We shared the shopmobility directory magazine and the registration scheme and received some positive feedback on our members which is always nice to hear. If you visited the show we hope you had a great time and we hope to see you again next year.
THIIS (The Homecare Industry Information Service) was launched over 15 years ago and provides a resource for manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and professionals working in the homecare, disability, assistive technology and rehabilitation sector.
We are very pleased to see they picked up on our launch and have shared it in their magazine, which, is sent to 1000’s of industry related personnel across the UK.
Find out more about THIIS and read the article HERE.
Disabled Motoring Magazine featured the NMR in their May issue on pg 24. Along with a round up of other exhibitors at Naidex. They focused on the numbers which are quite extraordinary. Don’t think scooter thefts happen? Well, they do and they left over 517 people without their independence, with a theft of over £615,730 worth of equipment. Only 22% were recovered. What’s your independence worth to you? For just £12 a year just £1 a month you can register your vehicle and have peace of mind that if it does go missing there is a much higher chance of it being found and returned. Find out more about Disabled Motoring Magazine HERE and register your vehicle today check out our how to guide first HERE.
We were pleased this week to see that Access and Mobility Professional (amp) had featured us in their second issue. They are new too and wish them luck on their journey and a thank you for the feature. You can read it.
On the 28th of March 2017, the NMR launched at Naidex at the NEC Birmingham. Chairman of the NFSUK Ray Hodgkinson was on hand to cut the ribbon at the British Healthcare Trades Association stand. We spent the three days chatting to trade and consumers explaining the National Mobility register and how it all started. Steve Perry of the BHTA had a speaker slot at the event and discussed the NMR and shopmobility with his audience showing the website and the shopmobility directory.