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... Loopwheels

More about... Loopwheels

Often when someone mentions ‘reinventing the wheel’, it is not meant literally. For engineer and inventor Sam Pearce however, this is exactly what he did. Since raising funds via crowdfunding in 2015, the company has enjoyed a wave of global success. We spoke with Co-Founder Gemma Pearce to discover more about the journey from small start-up to  international exporter.
Retailer Spotlight: Green Trousers

Retailer Spotlight: Green Trousers

One subject that is always sure to split opinion in the industry is internet-only retailers. Is it possible for an online retailer to marry up the customer service requirements demanded in the industry on a digital platform? THIIS caught up with David Lynch, CEO of Green Trousers, to find out how the company has tried to bring a personal service to an online world.
Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

It is said a photo is worth a thousand words, so how many is a video worth?  THIIS explains why and how manufacturers and retailers should be taking advantage of video to reach out to customers and secure sales.
More about... The Mountain Trike Company

More about... The Mountain Trike Company

From one engineering student’s final year university project to a successful global export, the Mountain Trike company has enjoyed impressive success since the company began trading through direct sales in 2011 and has recently signed their first mainland UK distributor. Now, the company is looking to expand the UK dealer network and has its sights set on global growth.
Retailer Spotlight... Ableworld: Driving for growth

Retailer Spotlight... Ableworld: Driving for growth

Driving for Growth was the theme of  Ableworld’s Annual Franchise Conference in March as the company celebrated its seventeenth year of continued growth.  THIIS caught up with the mobility retailer to find out more about its plans for expansion over the coming years.
From Holby City to West Cork high street

From Holby City to West Cork high street

If you’ve ever seen the BBC's popular drama Holby City, there is a good chance you have seen Sarah Boys’ hands in the operating theatre. After hanging up her scrubs from the show, Sarah and her family are now turning their attention to retail with the launch of their mobility and daily living aids store.
Focus - Simple tips for winning big business

Focus - Simple tips for winning big business

Sometimes winning business can be a little more complicated than just meeting a customer and writing an order. For the meatier orders, you might have to prepare quotes, proposals or tenders. Here, Tom Courtney, Founder and Managing Director of Courtney Associates (Global) speaks about how to win business when you have to produce more than just a  pricelist.
What are the biggest challenges facing mobility retailers in 2017?

What are the biggest challenges facing mobility retailers in 2017?

Internet sellers. Access to the market. Assessment and servicing. Chris Cox, Managing Director of Cinque Ports Mobility and John Payne, Managing Director of Kent Mobility, share some of their thoughts on what they see as being the biggest issues facing businesses and the industry over the next 12 months.
Being keen, green and new to the industry

Being keen, green and new to the industry

Emily Webb, Managing Director of Oarsome Grips, shares her early memories about joining the industry as a budding entrepreneur with a new product and no experience.
Power your business with customer testimonials

Power your business with customer testimonials

One of the most effective things you can do for your business is to create powerful customer testimonials and, when you have them, get the most from them. There are some simple steps that you can follow to generate those all-important gems and to make sure they have the greatest impact…
 
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