An independent mobility dealer in Stoke-on-Trent has relocated to a much larger premises located in an area that promises more passing trade, believing it will open the business up to “new horizons”.
Staffordshire Mobility has moved 300 metres away from its original site in a market to a spacious new showroom in Hanley.
Husband-and-wife team Jimmy and Yanny Lee started the business nine years ago after Jimmy Lee left a job in a restaurant and Yanny Lee departed from her role as a buyer at Age UK.
Mr Lee told the Stoke Sentinel that the new shop on Upper Huntbach Street had been empty for a while.
He said: “It is much bigger than when we were in the market, there’s more space and we can stock more products. There is better access for customers too.
“Upstairs is currently a stock room but in the future I would like to get a lift installed and extend the showroom to upstairs.
“Before people would say they didn’t know we were there, but here we can been seen. I’ve already had a lot of new customers.”
Mrs Lee told the Sentinel that the pair were “excited” about the new shop and believes it will do well thanks to greater visibility and parking at the site.
“We’ve never had our own shop before and we’ve had a number of new customers coming in – it’s opened up a whole new horizon for us,” she said.
Local MP Gareth Snell opened the store at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. He told the Stoke Sentinel that he hopes the business continues to “thrive and grow”.
The new store has been accompanied by a website relaunch.
Image credit: Staffordshire Mobility