Lincoln-based Obam Stairlifts has been shortlisted in the Best Small Family Business category at the Midlands Family Business Awards.
Established in 2010, the Midlands Family Business Awards is a charitable initiative organised by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation. It aims to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community for the region’s family businesses.
The stairlift company has jumped from success to success after recently securing a contract with its local council so that it is now has exclusivity in local DFG installations.
Obam Stairlifts hopes its new scheme, set-up alongside West Lindsey District Council, will make the application process and installation of stairlifts quicker and more efficient for those most in need.
Previously a person applying for a DFG would have a tender sent out and a maximum of three different companies would visit the person to find out their specific needs. The companies would then send their quotes to the council and the council would then decide.
Now, Obam has been listed as the council’s preferred provider which means the DFG applicant receives just one visit from one provider.
Obam was established in 2000 when Chris Butroid, Steve Butroid, Pete Morley and Lee Ogden came together to form the company.
With a wealth of experience in the adaptations industry before the year 2000 through engineering and technical know-how, they have taken the company from a desk in a spare bedroom to a multi-million pound business based just outside of Lincoln.
After initially focussing on just stairlifts, recent years have seen the product range increase to include ramping solutions, hoists, through-floor lifts, steplifts and others.