Yorkshire mobility dealer declared ‘best new retail firm in UK’

A mobility dealer from Harrogate has beaten businesses across every other retail sector to be named as National Retail Business of the Year in the National Best New Business Awards.

Rise Furniture and Mobility, which launched last year, is the first company in this industry to have won the award.

Founded by Carl Drake and his wife Angel, Rise Furniture and Mobility says it has taken a different approach to mobility retail and has designed its showroom to be light and modern without the supermarket-style product stacking.                               

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The couple have 30 years of industry experience and speaking at the awards ceremony in London’s West End, Carl said he was “absolutely over the moon”.

“Being shortlisted as one of the top four retailers in the country was an achievement in itself, so to win the category against such esteemed competition and much larger, more established businesses is incredible”

He added: “At a time when retail appears to be going into freefall, with many recognised, household brands having to re-evaluate their position in the high street, mobility retailers [are] no exception.”

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