World of Mobility co-founder and loved industry veteran passes away


David Hulme, co-founder of World of Mobility and much-loved industry veteran has sadly passed away.

It follows a short battle with cancer which ended last Friday.

Hulme will be sorely missed by not only friends and family but also the wider mobility industry in which he served for over 40 years of his working life.

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Hulme worked for a number of well-known companies before setting up World of Mobility with his brother-in-law Trevor nearly 20 years ago.

Family confirmed that World of Mobility will continue to run as it always has and will do so in David’s legacy.

His family went on to explain that away from his passionate work, Hulme loved “anything with an engine” and enjoyed watching the F1 on a Sunday afternoon.

He also bought a miniature petrol motorbike later in life to have on display.

In business, he started in the mobility business in April 1977 and spent a lot of his career working for Sunrise Medical, known as BEC when he first started.

It was around 2003 when, with his brother-in-law, they opened World of Mobility in Stourbridge.

The duo wanted independence to offer a more personal service for customers.

In 2015, both men retired, Dave at 71, Trevor at 65 and Richard and his brother Pete inherited the business.

Bowel cancer was confirmed first last summer which then sadly progressed to the prostate and eventually the blood, the family said it was very sudden.

Hulme has left behind his wife, Jean, and a son and daughter, Carlton and Debbie.

The funeral is taking place on March 19 at Gornal Crematorium, DY3 2PT, at 1:30pm.

The wake follows at the Lawnswood Pub, DY8 5NA.

If anyone wishes to make donations the family are collecting for Cancer Research.

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