Mobility firm’s expansion as independence cherished

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jul 2018

EDEN Mobility has quadrupled its presence in Grimsby as it responds to growing demand for its products.

Launched with a unit in Freshney Place 11 years ago, it has now moved out of the shopping centre where costs were said to be prohibitive to facilitate the growth required, and into Victoria Street. 

Area manager Michelle Edmonds, who is from Cleethorpes, said: “We were just far too busy and running out of space as our Grimsby store was far too small. 

“The need is driven by the fact we are all living longer and people want to maintain their independence. I don’t think it is just about age either, we see more and more younger people coming through with mobility issues.”

The business launched more than 20 years ago in Doncaster, and there are now more than 30 UK-wide. 

“It is still run by the same two men who are passionate about the customer service,” Miss Edmonds said.

Going from 400 sq ft to 1,600 sq ft will also help it increase its charitable role, with special coffee mornings held for the community. 

It has also allowed special beds, a wider range of scooters and pre-owned equipment to be displayed in the large unit, beside The Friary pub on the pedestrianised section.

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