Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:49
Hewerdine celebrates national award win!
Hewerdine is celebrating winning an award for its work with Motability Operations, the business behind the Motability car, powered wheelchair and scooter schemes for disabled people. The accolade, awarded at the sixth annual Motability Supplier Awards, recognises excellence, efficiency and innovation.
Hewerdine accepted the winning award for Powered Wheelchair & Scooter Dealer Partner. They were highlighted by Motability Operations as:
"A fantastic business with some great achievements noted as supportive in the set up of the Motability Operations managed Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme, and a key contributor in developing the new scheme, Hewerdine offers a nationwide service that is well regarded within its industry, and has delivered a significant amount of custom-built powered wheelchairs.
With a dedicated marketing programme to promote the Motability Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme amongst disability communities, and real examples of offering customer service above and beyond expectations, judges highlighted CF Hewerdine as an ‘asset’ to the Motability Scheme."
Mike Betts, chief executive, Motability Operations, commented:
“The Motability Scheme delivers a service that enhances the lives and opportunities for disabled people and their families. The Supplier Awards recognises the performance and consistent excellence across the different types of businesses and people who deliver that service to our customers. Ranging from those involved in face-to-face customer service, to those who deliver the behind the scenes logistics of the scheme, all winners and commended businesses and individuals are united by their high standards.”
As well as the award for Powered Wheelchair & Scooter Dealer Partner, there were a further 13 awards presented at a business session hosted by broadcaster Huw Edwards on 8 July 2011. In addition to one winner in each category, there were also commended businesses and individuals.
Motability Operations manages the worry-free Motability Scheme for disabled people and their families. Anyone who receives the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement can exchange this monthly payment for a brand new car, powered wheelchair or scooter through Motability.