TVs Penny Smith presents TGA Mobility with design award for folding Minimo Plus mobility scooter

The latest folding Minimo Plus mobility scooter from TGA has won the acclaimed BHTA Independent Living Design Award 2016 – presented by TV’s Penny Smith at the recent British Healthcare Trades Associations (BHTA) Awards dinner in London.

TGA has been a trusted specialist in mobility scooters across the UK since 1981. It provides the most comprehensive range of quality and reliable scooters with models such as the BBC Top Gear winning Breeze S4, cutting-edge Vita range and the popular compact Minimo‘car boot’ concept.  Its latest folding Minimo Plus was entered into the BHTA Independent Living Design Awards which is now in its 21st year of being the flagship award for healthcare industry innovation. The eminent experts on the judging panel decided the TGA Minimo Plus mobility scooter excelled in the following critera:

  • ·         Enabling/assisting independence
  • ·         Improving quality of life
  • ·         Innovation
  • ·         Accessibility in terms of price
  • ·         Ease of use
  • ·         Aesthetic appeal

The TGA Minimo Plus is a compact, folding ‘car boot’ mobility scooter that includes a high level of specification for advanced transportability, flexibility and comfort. It can be folded single-handedly in seconds and does not need any dismantling for simple lifting and storage. When levering on a car boot bumper, users only need to lift 9.9kg so strain-free handling is assured for owners or carers. The folding seat can be removed if preferred and an optional lifting handle helps with faster and easier loading into a car boot. It includes an ultra-lightweight lithium battery as standard so off-board charging is strain-free. Its larger wheels with pneumatic tyres deliver a smooth and stable ride across more challenging terrain. As with all TGA products, the well-designed and engineered Minimo Plus delivers exceptional performance, assured reliability and utmost comfort.

The awards dinner was held at the prestigious 155 Bishopsgate Conference & Events Centre in The City of London. Senior managers from TGA and their partners attended this black tie event alongside other successful peers from the healthcare and mobility industry. Everyone enjoyed an entertaining evening hosted by popular TV presenter Penny Smith who led the award proceedings and congratulated TGA on its success. The award was collected on behalf of the company by Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director and Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager. Both Daniel and Tim were delighted to accept the award from Penny as it once again reiterated TGA’s focus on mobility scooter quality and innovation.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director commented: “The whole TGA team is proud to achieve this award as it symbolises our commitment to delivering independence with peace of mind. Our folding Minimo Plus provides a trusted solution for those individuals seeking freedom further afield when travelling by car, bus, train or plane. Here at TGA we work closely with our manufacturers to ensure our scooter designs help resolve the latest challenges of living with restricted mobility. We are always listening to our customers and evolving our range accordingly. Our engineering heritage means TGA products are built well with exceptional reliability and ergonomics for comfortable, confident driving. The TGA Minimo Plus encompasses these essential facets and will continue to provide a vital means by which people can live life on their own terms. Thank you to the BHTA for delivering yet another memorable and enjoyable awards dinner.”

The BHTA is the UK’s oldest and largest healthcare association founded in 1917 and has over 500 member companies who manufacture or supply assistive products. TGA is a long-standing member of the association which means it conforms to its Code of Practice overseen by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). This ensures all TGA customers receive a high standard of customer service and will only be supplied products that suit their individual needs.

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