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."
     
The decline of NHS beds

The decline of NHS beds

Could a trend in falling NHS bed numbers spell trouble for suppliers? A report released by the King’s Fund has found that NHS bed numbers have fallen significantly over the last three decades and worryingly for suppliers to the Health Service, looks continue to fall in the coming years.
The ups and downs of the stairlift and home lift markets

The ups and downs of the stairlift and home lift markets

With a number of  stairlift and home lift companies reporting global growth, as well as significant domestic success during tough economic conditions, THIIS examines in-depth what is driving some suppliers rise in the market, what retailers are looking  for from brands, as well as investigating what impact the relatively new home lift market is having on the established stairlift sector.
The OT’s Perspective: What to consider when it comes to access at home and the public arena

The OT’s Perspective: What to consider when it comes to access at home and the public arena

No longer can establishments get away with not catering for people with disabilities, and the sheer breadth of options available to make homes more disability friendly has rapidly increased in a very short space of time. This month, we’re discussing stairlifts, through-floor lifts and disabled access, and for sake of clarity, I’ve split our thoughts into considerations for a "home” environment and a public environment.

More about: Snuggleblanks and Blanken Care

More about: Snuggleblanks and Blanken Care

When Vicky Blanken first began sewing together various materials, she was only desperately trying to find a continence solution that could meet the needs of her daughter. Never would she have imagined it would lead to her flying around the world to source materials, negotiating distribution with dealers and changing people’s lives. The unexpected entrepreneur shared her trade hopes and dreams for her custom-sized, reusable incontinence brands with THIIS.
Retailer Spotlight... Aid and Enable

Retailer Spotlight... Aid and Enable

In June, THIIS covered the story of Sarah Boys, a medical professional who hung up her scrubs after working on the BBC’s popular drama Holby City and decided to open a new retail store in Ireland. Speaking with Sarah, THIIS revisited the  fledgling retailer to learn more about a series of surprising events that have taken place over the last  six-months.
More about….  The end of The Unlimited Company

More about…. The end of The Unlimited Company

In August, THIIS spoke with Simplyhealth’s Chief Commercial Officer Raman Sankaran as he explained the organisation’s plans to refocus its retail proposition, The Unlimited Company. Four months on, the company has announced it is closing 10 of its retail stores. THIIS spoke with Raman to find what brought on the decision.
Retailer to bring style and substance to the East Coast

Retailer to bring style and substance to the East Coast

Launching a new retail shop is never an easy challenge, especially with well-established competitors just around the corner. For Style Mobility’s Directors Dominic Goldsmith and Simon West, however, it is a challenge the pair relishes. THIIS found out more about the East Coast’s latest mobility retailer.
Retailer Spotlight: Thistle Help

Retailer Spotlight: Thistle Help

Scottish-based retailer Thistle Help has recently celebrated a special anniversary, reaching the impressive milestone of 10 years in business. THIIS caught up Laura Hays, Business Development Manager, to find out how a five-minute chat resulted in a decade of retail success.
How secure is your business digitally?

How secure is your business digitally?

Cyber-crime can affect the smallest company to giant organisations, as recently demonstrated by the NHS, with destructive computer viruses and ransomware causing untold chaos, disruption and substantial costs. The question is, how secure is your business digitally?
The OT’s Perspective: What we look for when recommending walking aids

The OT’s Perspective: What we look for when recommending walking aids

Identifying the correct walking aid for a client is one of the most important things that an OT can do, so with that in mind, I have highlighted a few pointers that should hopefully help anyone selecting or manufacturing walking aids.
 
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