Magazine Articles

Read some of the main articles from THIIS magazines here. You can also download the magazine from the 'Magazine Download' section or read it online using the page reader system - just click on the front page image that you'll find on the home page.

Remember, if you have any news yourself, just let us know. It's a great way of getting free publicity for your company and you'll be surprised just how effective it can be to build business. For example, Neil Smith, Managing Director of Mackworth Healthcare told us: "We decided to use the THIIS magazine to promote our latest news to industry, regarding the management re-structure and investment towards the business post acquisition. I was delighted at the response and was truly surprised about the amount of interest it has raised with key contacts. Within a few days of the publication been circulated, I had arranged multiple meetings with potential distributors and suppliers."

And Teri Carnell, Sales & Marketing Manager at Silvalea told us: "Having recently launched our new website we have noticed a significant increase in enquires every time an article appears online or in the Magazine with a link to our website."
     
More about... Easystart

More about... Easystart

After two decades of supplying companies with batteries, it is safe to say Easystart knows a thing or two about powering mobility scooters. THIIS caught up with Sales Director Cillian Brugha and Area Sales Manager Katie Horner to learn more about the importance of staying local, the need for knowledge and valuable battery tips for retailers.
The OT’s Perspective: Stairlifts vs Through floor lifts

The OT’s Perspective: Stairlifts vs Through floor lifts

As an OT, one of the most important things I can do for the people under my care is to ensure they’re able to get around their home safely. With that in mind, I’ve put together the four key things you must consider before deciding whether to recommend a through floor lift – I hope it helps!

Retailer spotlight: Care Plus Mobility

Retailer spotlight: Care Plus Mobility

After discovering that her mother had been sold an unsuitable and overpriced mobility scooter, Stacey Showering decided to launch a retail store to better service. Now, 17 years on, the company has three branches, launched two new websites and refurbished one showroom.
Specialist seating suppliers stand out in tough times

Specialist seating suppliers stand out in tough times

As manufacturers feel the squeeze of rising costs caused by the international demand for resources, a weakening pound and economic uncertainty, a number of specialist seating firms are seeing significant growth. THIIS explores how some custom seating companies are realising success in demanding market conditions.
Howzat for looking after your customers!

Howzat for looking after your customers!

A full day’s hospitality at Day 3 of the first ever day/night test match with accommodation at a top-class Birmingham hotel – that’s what Handicare treated some of their retail partners to recently. And, with England taking 20 West Indies wickets in a day, as you might imagine, their customers were well and truly bowled over by the experience.
FOCUS: How your CV should look in 2017

FOCUS: How your CV should look in 2017

When hunting for a new job, the CV is essential for securing a foot in the door and getting that all-important interview. It is the first impression an employer will get of you and if the CV is poor, it may be the last. Antony Elkington, Managing Director of Trusted Recruiter, gives his six key tips for creating a CV that will be added to the interview pile rather than tossed into the bin.
Why should companies treasure their history?

Why should companies treasure their history?

In business, the future often takes centre stage and the past can sometimes become lost or forgotten. When this happens, companies risk losing one of the most special and distinctive resources available to them; their heritage.
More about… eFoldi

More about… eFoldi

As the expression goes, every cloud has a silver lining. Arguably, no story better reinforces this than Sumi Wang’s, the Managing Director of Suntech UK. After experiencing what she describes as the ‘darkest days’ for her family, a silver lining emerged with the creation of a new innovation, the eFoldi. Sumi tells us more about the product’s interesting past and promising future.
Retailer spotlight… The Unlimited Company: A refocus on service

Retailer spotlight… The Unlimited Company: A refocus on service

In our July issue of THIIS magazine, we covered the news that The Unlimited Company, the retail arm of Simplyhealth, was entering the next stage of their development. We caught up with Simplyhealth Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Raman Sankaran to find out what this phase involves and why now was the right time to implement it.
The OT’s perspective

The OT’s perspective

With so many new products constantly being introduced to the market, it can be difficult for retailers to pick which products should be on their shelves and recommended to their customers. So THIIS has enlisted the help of an industry expert for his insights into what features and benefits retailers should be on the lookout for.
 
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