North East mobility retailer shuts a year after being gutted by fire

Tonik Mobility shop Consett

Tonik Mobility, the first mobility retailer to open in the County Durham town of Consett, has closed its doors a year after a fire ripped through the building.

A document published today confirmed that the company is being voluntarily wound up and that liquidator Begbies Traynor has been appointed to deal with the process of closing the business.

The family business was run by Tony and Rose Corrigan who took over from founder 81-year-old Michael Corrigan. Tonik Mobility had been running since 2006 but began to see a decline in performance in its final years after peaking in 2013.

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In May last year four fire engines rushed to the store after a fire broke out which saw the entire ground floor of the shop burnt out. The fire was not under control for more than two hours, leaving the flames to rip through stock.

Tonik Mobility described itself as a “friendly family run company that put people first”.

It specialised in the supply of disability and mobility equipment, ranging from scooters, chairs, beds and daily living aids. It also supplied the NHS.

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