Mobility Hire 4 U invites buyers as charities step in to provide wheelchairs

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The joint administrators of a mobility equipment hire company owned by Bartrams have launched a marketing campaign to hunt for potential buyers of the business.     

Insolvency company SFP released a statement saying that it was appointed as administrator on 4 July and it is looking for a going concern sale to secure the business and protect employees and customers.

SFP said that the business “remains operational at this point” and advised customers to contact the administrators directly.

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AMP reported yesterday that Mobility Hire 4 U had gone into administration on the eve of The Great Yorkshire Show, which had been relying on it to provide mobility equipment for visitors.

It is understood that around 70 people per day had booked to hire mobility scooters and wheelchairs through Mobility Hire 4 U, amounting to a total of around 200 people.

Show organisers initially said an alternative mobility equipment provider could not be found at such short notice but now the Red Cross and Physionet have stepped forward to offer their services.

It has been confirmed that over the next three days visitors who booked through Mobility Hire 4 U will be provided with manual wheelchairs by the charities.

A spokesperson from the show told The Yorkshire Post: “Great Yorkshire Show organisers can now offer all visitors who had hired mobility scooters through Mobile Hire 4 U, manual wheelchairs.

“About 70 people per day had booked wheelchairs or electric scooters through this company and thanks to the Red Cross and Physionet, we can now offer manual wheelchairs to those customers.”

AMP has approached Bartrams for comment.

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