KL Stairlifts, the new mobility retail arm of Keighley Lifts, officially launched its debut shop yesterday at a launch event which was attended by a host of manufacturers, charities, inspirational speakers and customers.
Suppliers including Platinum Stairlifts, Bespoke Stailrlifts, Handicare, thyssenkrupp Access and Hoime Adapt showed their support at the event alongside a raft of charities and OTs.
Guests were welcomed by KL Stairlifts’ managing director Stuart Boocock, who will run the business alongside his wife Isabel. The new showroom’s ribbon was cut by Councillor Steve Pullen from Keighley Council while disability campaigner and accessibility consultant Emily Rose Yates delivered a speech.
Business development manager for the Swansea Lift Group – the parent group of Keighley Lifts –, Ele Greenwood, said: “Emily Rose was amazing and so inspirational. She had such great feedback from everyone about her presentation. The lunch went down great, with everyone mixing well discussing products, with the reps and the CPD training programmes for first aid and transferring and moving.”
KL Stairlifts’ showroom will stock mobility aids such as hoists but will specialise in selling and installing new and refurbished stairlifts across Yorkshire.
Stuart Boocock is a trained draughtsman and wife Isabel a successful business woman who bought Swansea Lifts in 2000.
Swansea Lifts has an established business relationship with several local authorities and is 54-years-old this year.