The Disability Trading Company (DTC) is expecting its most important day in the trading calendar next weekend when its parent group will hold one of the largest disability events in the country.
DTC will have a huge presence at the Warrington Disability Partnership’s (WDP) annual event, Disability Awareness Day, which expects to see more than 22,000 attendees.
Founder of the group, Dave Thompson, said there is “no doubt” that it will be the most important day of the year for DTC.
“It’s massive. We’ll have a big presence there. DTC will probably have the biggest stand. We’ll have new products and Quantum will be supporting our stand this year.
“We’ve got all of our refurbished stock from the Phoenix project and all the other stuff we do, like the workshop and maintenance side.
“And we’ve just secured a Motability account so we’ll be really pushing that this year.”
Alongside DTC, other dealers including locally-based Cylcone Mobility and ScootaMart will be present at the event. NRS and Medequip will also attend.
The 27th Disability Awareness Day is one of the most popular and well-attended events in the country and has grown in reputation over the years.
Now considered as a disability festival, it has attracted more than 240 exhibitors this year including a large number of equipment and adaptation firms.
Thompson said: “What we’ve done is we’ve created a kind of pilgrimage. We get people coming back from years ago and families travel from all of the UK.
“We’ve had a meeting today with a sponsor who wants to be the principle sponsor for the next three years. That will give us our 30th annual event which will be a huge milestone.”