Seating specialist in the running for top retail award in the Midlands
Derbyshire-based Stuart Mobility is a finalist in the Retail Excellence category of the Midlands Family Business Awards, an independent, not-for-profit annual awards ceremony which celebrates family businesses in the Midlands.
Representatives of Stuart Mobility will now meet with the Awards’ independent judging panel, which is led by a leading family business individual, supported by a sponsor representative, and also features an industry expert and a representative from the Midlands Family Business Awards team.
The winners of the Awards’ ten categories remain a secret until the Awards ceremony, which takes place on the 22nd of November at Leicester’s Athena, and will be attended by more than 300 guests, including representatives from Stuart Mobility.
Commenting on being named a finalist in the Awards, Justina Nurse, Director and Co-owner of Stuart Mobility, said: “This is our first award nomination and we are so proud to be recognised.
“One of the reasons for starting this business was to help our sons, especially Fred who is autistic, so these Family Awards are a perfect fit.”
The company, a specialist in chairs and seating for the elderly and disabled, was started in 2015 by husband and wife duo Justina and Stuart Nurse as they wanted to create more transparency, clearer pricing and better service within the industry.
Stuart Mobility uses British suppliers and aims to supply the latest in technological advancements to help people live independently as well as provide affordable products. It is unique because it is neither a mobility shop nor a furniture shop, says the company.
Additionally, the company is also automatically entered into the People’s Choice Award, which is decided solely by the number of votes from the public.
Now in its ninth year, the Midlands Family Business Awards are backed and run by The Wilson Organisation.
Charlotte Perkins, Managing Director at The Wilson Organisation, commented: “The Awards are the Midlands’ only independent initiative to recognise the work, success, innovations and achievements of family businesses.”
She highlighted the importance of family businesses, stating that two in three UK businesses are family owned and that they generate over a quarter of UK GDP and employ roughly 12.2 million people.
“Our Awards strive to shine a light on this incredible contribution, and the great work, innovation and successes of family businesses and their people here in the Midlands,” Charlotte continued.
“Each of this year’s entrants demonstrate the exceptional pedigree of the family businesses in the Midlands and the sector’s vital contribution to the region’s economy.
“We wish Stuart Mobility and all this year’s finalists the very best when they meet the judges in the final round.”
Stuart Mobility retails all over the UK, including to individuals, the NHS and specialist care organisations.