Here at Ableworld we are proud to have recently been placed in the Elite Franchise Top 50 for 2021 which celebrates franchise business around the UK who are working hard to support and grow their network of franchises.
As well as featuring in the Top 50 businesses, we were featured as the 3rd best bricks and mortar retailer in the UK which is a great achievement for Ableworld.
The Elite Franchise Top 100 celebrates the industries brightest franchises, taking into account some key criteria as well as how they have coped through a difficult 2020.
At Ableworld we have remained open throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic to support people living with reduced mobility, providing essential equipment. As an ethical trader who looks after our customer’s needs and individual requirements, our teams have built great relationships within communities and often go above and beyond to help our customers.
Managing Director Mike Williams said “We are honoured to be recognised in the Top 50 franchises in the UK, especially considering the difficult year everyone has had. Retail has suffered with the pandemic as the government insisted retailers close their doors in fight against Coronavirus. Being a retailer providing essential equipment to vulnerable people, all of our stores remined open through the pandemic to help support our local communities. We are proud of all of our team members, business owners, and support staff for continuing to provide the best possible service to our customers through this difficult time. Many of our customers live with incontinence, struggle to manage the stairs or sleep in a chair if they do not have the strength to get up so we knew we needed to continue to support people as much as we could.
Being recognised as one of the best retail franchise businesses in the UK and the 3rd bricks and mortar retailer, is a huge achievement for Ableworld, as we know that helping people live more independently means so much to so many people.
We want to take the opportunity to send our best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.”
We wanted to take the opportunity to reward our staff who have worked so hard throughout 2020 and have taken the decision to close our mobility stores over the Christmas period, giving our teams an extended Christmas break.
We are so proud of everyone who works at Ableworld, the last 12 months haven’t been easy for anyone but our teams have continued to offer customers a friendly face and support going above and beyond, through these difficult times providing essential equipment. As such we wanted to thank everyone for their continued dedication and have changed our opening hours this year to ensure everyone gets some extra family time to rest and relax with their loved ones.
All company owned stores will be closed from 4pm on Christmas eve until 9am on Tuesday 29th December to ensure staff have 4 consecutive days off to rest and enjoy Christmas.
Some of the Ableworld franchise stores are choosing to open due to the support needed in their local communities so for details on the opening hours for your local store please click here. Our stairlift helpline will also remain fully operational over Christmas and New Year, for emergency call outs and repairs.
We also want to thank customers, staff and suppliers for their support throughout 2020 wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Thank you to everyone who entered, we received lots of entries via in store entry forms and on Facebook.
There could only be one winner of the prize however, and randomly chosen was Mandy Baker, who we had the pleasure of awarding her new Wheelchair to on Thursday 10th December at our Stafford store.
Craig, our Stafford Store Manager, was thrilled to present the wheelchair to Mandy, who stated “The wheelchair is greatly needed to help with dad, I’m really pleased as I’ve never won anything before”.
Store manager Craig said “It was lovely to meet Mandy, she is a very worthy winner who has dedicated her life to caring for others. It felt fantastic to give something back and help Mandy as she has helped so many others.”
Mrs Baker entered the competition on Facebook, after spotting the advert in her news feed one day.
Thank you again to everyone who entered our competition and keep your eyes peeled for some more exciting store competitions to come in the New Year.
We hope you and your Dad enjoy using the new wheelchair Mandy!
If you live in or around the Stafford area, and require any advice or assistance with mobility or stairlift aids then please feel free to visit our Ableworld Stafford store at Kingsmead Retail Park, Stafford, ST16 3AD, or call our friendly team on 01785 319315.