The Warrington Disability Partnership’s trading arm and its mobility equipment recycling initiative have both been shortlisted for local awards recognising their achievements in the last year.
The Disability Trading Company was shortlisted for Retailer of the Year in the Warrington Business Awards. It is run by Gavin Thompson alongside his father, Dave, and the profits it makes from selling mobility equipment are poured back into the group.
The group’s equipment recycling initiative, the Phoenix Project, reconditions and sends unwanted equipment overseas to areas where it is needed and was shortlisted for Community Initiative of the Year.
Dave Thompson, who runs the group, wrote on social media: “Great to return from holiday to news that @DTCSales has been shortlisted for Retailer of the Year Award & @WDPcomms & @StMarkUniversal Phoenix Project have been shortlisted for Community Initiative of the Year in @WBA2018 congratulations to @GavinT78 & our teams & supporters.”
Only last month the Disability Trading Company won Motability accreditation. Dave Thompson, who runs the Warrington Disability Partnership, described the firm’s accreditation as “the icing on the cake”.
Danny Hudson, Warrington Business Awards organising committee member, commented: “Each year we are amazed at the quality of the nominations across all of the Warrington Business Awards categories, and 2018 has been no different.
“Massive congratulations to all of the finalists and an enormous thank you to everyone who entered – unfortunately there were numerous wonderful entries which didn’t make the shortlist due to the extraordinary quality of nominations.”