FIRST MAKES TRAVEL EASIER FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PASSENGERS WITH SUCCESSFUL TEST OF BUS COMPLIANT TGA MOBILITY SCOOTERS FROM BEACTIVE

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Beactive completes a successful test regarding the compatibility of the TGA Minimo and Eclipse mobility scooters for travel on First buses. Picture from left to right: Shaun Green, Area Sales Manager for Beactive Mobility; Danny Beales, Operations Manager at First’s Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft depots; Martyn Simpson, TGA Area Sales Manager.

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Shaun Green, Area Sales Manager for Beactive Mobility demonstrating why the compact TGA Minimo mobility scooter is ideal for bus travel.

First Eastern Counties has joined forces with TGA mobility scooter specialist Beactive Mobility to help assist the elderly and disabled with travelling.

Shaun Green, Area Sales Manager for Beactive Mobility, which has stores in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Diss and Norwich, spent the morning at First’s Lowestoft depot where he tested and identified two mobility scooters that fit comfortably on the buses – the TGA Eclipse and Minimo.

David Smith, Managing Director at Beactive Mobility, said: “This opportunity to visit First’s Lowestoft depot has been essential for us to demonstrate why the TGA Eclipse and Minimo are perfect for bus travel. As one of the leading mobility specialists in East Anglia, we only provide quality, reliable products and these TGA models reiterate this ethos. Both are recognised by RICA, the independent consumer research group for older and disabled people, as being compliant with bus travel. These fantastic, compact scooters are so easy to drive on and off First’s new accessible buses and once on-board, manoeuvring is hassle-free as their turning circles are so small. The pioneering Minimo also folds into such a compact size for storage in luggage areas – hence the ideal partner for independence further afield.”

 

The Managing Director of TGA, who supplies Beactive with the Eclipse and Minimo added: “It is fantastic that our valued retailer Beactive is investing time to enhance freedom for locals through their support of First Bus. Our easily dismantled Eclipse and folding Minimo are extremely popular nationwide as they are both ideal for transportation in the boot of a car or on public transport. Improving accessibility for disabled people on buses, we believe, is an essential focus for all fleet operators and we are pleased to see First taking a lead on this matter. We are sure that all the elderly and disabled passengers who chose First buses whilst taking on-board a TGA Eclipse or Minimo mobility scooter, will be able to travel with complete confidence and peace of mind.”

Danny Beales, Operations Manager at First’s Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft depots, said: “We are delighted to work with TGA mobility scooter supplier Beactive Mobility to make travelling easier and safer for our disabled and elderly passengers. Accessibility for our customers is a key priority for First, and we are always looking for ways to improve our services for all of our customers.” Danny also showed Shaun some of the safety features on the bus during his successful on-board testing of the Eclipse and Minimo.

TGA Minimo

The new Minimo is a revolution in compact, collapsible scooter design that folds and fits into the boot of a car or can be taken on a bus. It requires no parts to be dismantled for storage and its revolutionary lightweight, lithium battery can be literally lifted by one finger.

 

TGA Eclipse

The Eclipse is the UK’s leading compact scooter that quickly dissembles into three easy-to-lift parts that is compatible for bus travel. Its ground clearance and tight turning circle are exceptional within its class – all enhanced by a maximum user capacity of 132kg and a range of 15km.

Leading East Anglia mobility specialist TGA opens redesigned showroom to deliver enhanced independent living shopping

TGA, East Anglia’s leading healthcare product specialist, has opened its completely redesigned showroom in Sudbury so that locals living with restricted mobility, can access more ways to live independently.

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TGA is a family-run, healthcare product provider located on Woodhall Business Park that has successfully given freedom to locals living with restricted mobility for nearly 30 years. This commitment to helping communities in the East of England has now been further enhanced by extensive investment and resources so that a new TGA retail showroom has been opened to benefits customers. The new spacious TGA showroom offers a larger product range, an even more welcoming atmosphere and better access – so customers can browse with ease and do not feel any pressure.

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TGA stocks the widest selection of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, rise & recliners, bath lifts, stair lifts and aids for daily living in the East of England. TGA are proud of their redesigned showroom, especially as it has already proven very popular with Suffolk residents. Extensive planning and resources inside and out have been introduced so that the retail experience is as simple and pleasurable as possible. The layout of the showroom has been entirely changed so that Assessor desks are closer to the door hence customers are welcomed quicker. TGA believes that offering personalised, one-to-one advice and assessment is essential so that locals obtain exactly the right mobility solutions for their needs.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director commented: “Our new redesigned showroom will ensure our trusted reputation will continue to grow across East Anglia. The new look showroom has been in development for several months and the end result is outstanding – it will really help our customers gain more from each visit. Displaying products in the most ergonomic and logical way is of course important, however we have focused the showroom around our professional Assessors, as we believe talking to them is the most important part of the purchase process. We can also now accommodate a larger range of ex-demonstration stock that provides significant cost savings to customers. Our new showroom is such a calming, pleasant space, I’m confident every person who walks through the door will be able to enjoy a refreshing shopping trip and leave with new found independence.”

With the latest display lighting, fresh décor and visual aids, TGA have pioneered with their retail design so that every visit is the same as entering big brand stores on the high street. Products are intelligently grouped so navigating around the different ranges is stress-free and there is now ample space to test and trial before purchase. One of the many highlights within the new layout, is a bathroom mock-up which helps customers visualise a TGA bath lift in-situ and in operation. This bathroom includes a selection of safety aids so visitors can really see how easy bathing could be at home with a powered bath lift from TGA.