The founders of Solent Mobility Centre, which is based near Portsmouth, have decided to permanently cede directorship of the dealership to pursue a new artisan wine business.
Husband-and-wife Michael and Debbie Watts start their new venture today and their sons Jamie and Ben Watts have now taken over the family-run business as directors.
But the couple will still be involved in the running of Solent Mobility and are said to be ‘extremely proud of the business and its success’.
The new business is an alternative to retirement and coincides with Solent Mobility’s 10th year trading.
Michael Watts said that the last 10 years have gone quickly and reflected on Solent’s growth “despite a few obstacles along the way”.
“The team we have around us now is the team I have always wanted. The passion they have to grow the business while maintaining our high standards in customer service has given Debbie and I the confidence to take a step back and hand over the reins to our two sons, Jamie and Ben. I know with the support of the team they will both do an excellent job.”
Considered as one of the largest mobility showrooms in the area, Solent Mobility offers a range of products from scooters through to furniture daily living aids.
Jamie Watts joined the company early on as an engineer and is now a fully qualified engineer. Brother Ben Watts joined in 2009 as an engineer and became fully qualified on the service and maintenance of stairlifts, scooters and other mobility equipment.