New owners for Affordable Mobility

Husband and wife team Ian and Judith Gibson have bought the assets and property of Clitheroe-based Affordable Mobility Ltd from its founders Iain Greenhalgh and Albert Lucas.

Founded in 1997, Affordable Mobility now serves thousands of customers across the region as well as working with the NHS in providing prescribed mobility equipment.

It is an approved supplier and installer of Stannah stairlifts and provides a wide range of mobility services, including stairlifts, mobility scooters, and wheelchairs, as well as home adaptations and other equipment.

The operation will continue to be based at its head office and showroom in York Street, will retain its four staff and  two new jobs have been created.

Ian, a former executive in the engineering sector, said: "Judith and I are looking forward immensely to supporting our customers across the region and continuing to build on the great reputation for which Affordable Mobility has become known over the last 23 years.

"We’ve worked closely with the previous owners to ensure a smooth transition and that our customers get the same high levels of service, product knowledge and aftercare they are used to."

The corporate team at Lancashire-based law firm Harrison Drury solicitors advised Ian and Judith on the acquisition.

Harrison Drury’s deal team was led by associate solicitor Jack Stephenson and senior associate solicitor Nicola Beneduce from the commercial property team. Solicitor Olivia Bailey provided advice on employment matters.

James Evans from Clitheroe-based Evans Accountants and Ian Thompstone from Cheetham Jackson independent financial advisors provided financial advice to Ian and Judith on the acquisition.

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