Penrith-based Cowper’s Mobility Centre has relocated to larger premises after becoming “overwhelmed” with large items of stock amid booming business.
The new showroom, which is close to the original site, has been renovated and redesigned to offer a modern store complete with a disabled toilet, service lift and stairlift.
Director Phil Caton, who runs the parent company – Cowper’s chemist – with Sarah Caton, said that the centre needed to upsize its premises because of an influx of stock.
Cowper’s Mobility Centre works alongside Age UK, Hidden Hearing, Seni Ltd and care homes in the area and it now has a team of four staff.
At the official opening of the new centre, Phil Cowper wished success to manager Sarah Saunders and employees Brenda Davidson, Kelly Holingmode and Dominique Parkinson.
He told the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald: “We are confident that with this new facility we can offer scooter and wheelchair hire, a wider range of products to facilitate rehabilitation following hospital discharge or assist people to remain in their own homes safely and an opportunity to see products first hand and get advice on mobility issues.”
Former Penrith MP David Maclean opened the new showroom. He said: “To me the first vitally important thing about this fantastic showroom is that you can see, try and test items that you can buy. You cannot do this online and get it right — trust me on that.”
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