Crawley mobility dealer closes six months after campaign to face up to national chains

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An independent mobility retailer in Crawley has closed six months after it launched a campaign designed to promote smaller local businesses over national chains.

Wings Mobility confirmed it is no longer trading and enquiries are being redirected to an insolvency firm.

The company is being wound up voluntarily after liquidators from Begbies Traynor, a recovery and insolvency business, were appointed.

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Wings had been run by Ajmer Phull who launched a campaign in November called SHOP LOCAL to promote local independent businesses in the face of cheaper online sellers and chains.

Mr Phull said that in spite of cheaper internet products there are times when people need personal advice, especially when it comes to mobility aids.

Wings’ campaign came after it was praised in the local press for presenting an elderly burglary victim with a brand new mobility scooter.

Mr Phull said that as a company, Wings Mobility is committed to feeding back into the local community.

At the time, Mr Phull said: “We really do feel that a good company is a caring company. We also support local causes like St Catherine’s Hospice and the Springboard project which support disabled children and their families. These are all local causes.”

“Crawley is not a huge place and we all need to help each other.  This is exactly how local business is able to help the local community.”

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