Wednesday, July 08, 2015

BHTA Post for Dolphin Lifts Midlands Director

Lee Farrington, Director of Dolphin Lifts Midlands branch, has been confirmed as Chair of the BHTA's Stairlift and Access Section. The Stairlift section is one of 16 in the BHTA.

Lee said: "I am delighted to take on the role of Chair. The BHTA plays a vital role within our industry offering advice and support to retailers, customers, manufacturers and suppliers and I welcome the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience to the benefit of other BHTA members."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dolphin Lifts Churchgoers Spirits

When Stroud Congregational Church were faced with a massive repair bill for their existing lift they turned to Dolphin Lifts for help.

Dolphin Lifts Bristol branch specified the Stannah Siena curved stairlift as the most suitable and cost effective solution. To see what the Church thought about the stairlift click here.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Outdoor Stairlift for Long Curved Staircase

The following images show an extremely long curved stairlift that we installed on the external staircase of a clients house in South East England.

External Stairlifts supplied and installed by Dolphin Lifts

External stairlift supplied in the UK by Dolphin Lifts

Outdoor stairlift supplied and installed by Dolphin Mobility

Curved Stairlifts for external stairs from Dolphin Mobility

Stairlift for long external staircase installed by Dolphin

External Dolphin Stairlift

External stairlifts supplied and installed by Dolphin Mobility

The German manufactured stairlift has been specially designed for external use and is available to buy in the UK from the Dolphin Lifts Group. For more information please call us on 01276 856060 or send an email to

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dolphin Lifts Presents OT Show Prize

Following the recent OT Show, Dolphin Lifts met up with one lucky show visitor who won its iPad competition.

The winner was Liz Rollinson, an Occupational Therapist with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.  Liz was presented with her prize by Tom Wakefield of Dolphin Lifts Western, the Dolphin franchise responsible for the Gloucester area.

Liz has worked with the team at Dolphin over a number of years.  It was the presence on the stand of the Handi-Move Body Support System, which enables the end user to self hoist with a Handi-Move ceiling track hoist that caught her attention - and resulted in her winning the iPad.  “I was keen to learn more about self hoisting and the information I received from Dolphin, coupled with winning the prize draw, made it a very worthwhile day!” commented Liz.

The event was a great success for Dolphin Mobility as Managing Director Craig Dunnage explained.  “Exhibiting at The OT Show provided us with a fantastic opportunity to engage with OTs and showcase hoists and stairlifts from some of the UK’s leading manufacturers.  We will certainly be exhibiting again”. Dolphin Mobility is always looking for events at which it can demonstrate the unique Hand-Move Body Support System and other products from its portfolio to OTs such as team meetings, open days and CPD events. Please contact the team on 0800 9800126 for more information and to arrange a visit.

The Dolphin Lifts Group prides itself on being independent and represents many of the leading mobility and access equipment manufacturers, including Handi-Move, Liko, Stannah and Thyssen.   Over the last 25 years, Dolphin Mobility has firmly established itself as a leading independent supplier of hoists and stairlifts in the UK.  There are now 16 independently owned and operated Dolphin branches covering the UK and many of these are family run businesses, which helps to add the personal touch so often missing from larger companies.

However, as it is not aligned with one individual supplier, the company is in the unique position of being able to offer customers independent, impartial advice and quotations.  For more information and to find your nearest Dolphin Mobility branch visit or call 0800 9800126.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stannah 600 at The OT Show

Come and try the new Stannah 600 stairlift on Stand B21 at this year's ‪#‎OTShow‬. The OT Show is on at the NEC Birmingham from the 26th to the 27th of November.

Register your details on the stand to be in with a chance of winning an iPad mini. As one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of hoists and stairlifts the Dolphin Lifts Group will be showcasing examples from several leading manufacturers on stand B21 at The OT Show.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dolphin Lifts Group Holds Annual Meeting

The 16 UK offices which make up the Dolphin Lifts Group recently held their annual franchise meeting in the Midlands. The two day event provides members with the opportunity to discuss the latest market trends and product developments whilst also planning future activities, as Director Craig Dunnage explained.

 “From Lancashire and Northumberland to Cornwall and Kent each office prides itself on offering a first class service to every customer. While we all speak on a regular basis, I believe it is vital that everyone meets up at least once a year away from the office, so there are no distractions.”

Dolphin Lifts Group owners

During the two day event, members of the franchise spent time with representatives from handicare, to hear about its plans for the future, and have a tour around the company’s UK headquarters in Kingswinford. “Every year we aim to engage with one of our suppliers to gain an insight into their range of solutions and I would like to thank Tony Mercer and the team at handicare for a very enjoyable and informative day” continued Craig.

Over the last 25 years, The Dolphin Lifts Group has firmly established itself as a leading independent supplier of hoists and stairlifts in the UK. There are now 16 independently owned and operated Dolphin branches covering the UK and most are family businesses, helping to add the personal touch so often missing from larger companies.

Dolphin Mobility prides itself on being independent and represents many of the leading mobility and access equipment manufacturers including Stannah, Liko, Handimove and Thyssen. However, as it is not aligned with one individual supplier, the company is in the unique position of being able to offer customers completely independent and impartial advice and quotations. For more information and to find your nearest Dolphin branch visit or call 0800 9800126.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stairlift Demonstration at The New Forest Show

We have a Flow 2 stairlift on display at The New Forest and Hampshire County Show for the next three days, 29th, 30th and 31st July. Block 12, Stand 120.

Flow 2 stairlift for curved and narrow staircases.

We also have an xy ceiling hoist, a hoisting device for disabled riders to mount a horse and a hot tub hoist on the stand.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hank the Bulldog Gets a Stairlift

Hank the Bulldog has a rare heart condition so his dedicated owner built this custom made stairlift just for him.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Stairlift Buy Back and Removal

If you have an unwanted stairlift to dispose of, Dolphin Lifts may be willing to buy it from you or remove it free of charge. We often recondition stairlifts for resale and quite often struggle to find suitable stock. If the stairlift is less than 3 years old it usually has some kind of resale value.

Sell your unwanted Thyssen Flow 2 Stairlift

If you bought your stairlift from Dolphin we will always remove it for you. If you are interested in selling a stairlift please contact Dolphin Lifts on 01276 856060 to ask us for a valuation. If we're not interested we may well be able to put you in touch with someone that is.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dolphin Lifts Press Coverage

The Chobham branch of Dolphin Lifts recently featured in the Woking News and Mail. Unfortunately, Freddie Dog wasn't looking at the camera.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Dolphin Stairlifts Engineer Day

Some of the stairlift engineers from our Poole and Chobham branches got together recently at Tylney Hall Hotel in Hampshire.

Stairlift Engineers Meeting at Tylney Hall. pictured from left to right - Steve Hughes, Jon Wye, Chris Nicholas, Taz Ishak, Christian Dunnage, Ian Scott, Steve Brace, Louis Worsfold, Nick Appleton, Damir Kovacevic, Steve Paget, Mark Carter, Colin Bloomfield, Craig Dunnage, Paul Shrapnell , Pat Stenson.

Monday, November 11, 2013

OT Expert interview with Dolphin Mobility

An interview from with Craig Dunnage of Dolphin Stairlifts talking about the developing stairlift market . Dolphin installs stair lifts, wheelchair lifts and hoists.

Friday, November 08, 2013

New style showroom boosts sales

Dolphin Mobility in Manchester opened the doors to its refurbished Salford showroom 12 months ago and is celebrating a year of increased footfall and a larger customer base. The company is anticipating a 20 per cent year-on-year increase in turnover thanks in part to the new showroom.

The refurbishment was made possible by a regeneration grant from Salford City Council as part of the redevelopment of an area in Eccles, Dolphin Mobility then matched the council’s investment which enabled the company to substantially enhance the premises, with the most significant change being to the shop front which was bought forward in line with the pavement on the busy road.

As part of the ongoing redevelopment, the shops in the area are being refreshed through a building front improvement scheme. According to Salford City Council, since the scheme commenced in 2008, over 80 building frontages have already benefited from a ‘face lift’, with 95 local jobs being safeguarded, 14 units having been brought back into use and shop owners, including Dolphin Mobility, reporting increased trade.

Clair Wilkinson, Business Development Manager, commented: "The difference the refurbishment has made is incredible. Where previously people would often walk past the building as we were set back from the main road and would often get missed, new customers and clients are visiting us and actually asking how long we have been open! They are incredibly surprised when I tell them we have been open since 2001.”

According to Manager Dave Barratt, they are now able to invite more potential customer and professionals alike into the showroom for demonstrations and open days: "The showroom is much more bright and airy. The refurbishment has given us the space to be able to display our products better and carry out demonstrations when needed, enabling people to see the complete portfolio we have on offer.”

Dolphin Mobility’s Chris Nicholas added: "The refurbishment has enabled us to offer healthcare professionals, such as Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, the facility for CPD (continued professional development) by way of training sessions on our stairlifts, hoists and specialised equipment.”

Another high point of 2013 has seen the company being awarded a place on Salford City Council’s framework partnering project, making it the only non-manufacturer on the scheme. The framework helps the council to send out strictly approved contractors on various jobs around the area based on cost, quality of their work, the products they stock and their ability to complete time sensitive projects. Craig Dunnage, Director of Dolphin Mobility commented: "We are incredibly grateful to Salford City Council for giving us the opportunity to be included in their framework as an approved contractor. This will allow us to continue to provide the people of Salford and the surrounding areas with top quality products and services.”

Most of Dolphin Mobility’s business comes by way of word-of-mouth thanks to the company’s professional yet caring approach. Clair said: "When I joined the company nearly 20 years ago I was struck by what an incredibly compassionate organisation it was and that ethos is still here today. We always go the extra mile when working with a customer and refuse to be beaten by even the most unique request. It never fails to amaze me how loyal our customers are; for example, a customer who used our services nearly a decade ago recently recommended us to a consultant at Trafford Hospital.”
The branch offers servicing of all mobility products, including stairlifts, hoists and mobility scooters.

For more information on Dolphin Mobility and its products and services, call 0161 7079995 or visit the website HERE.

This article appeared on the Thiis Magazine website.

Otolift One Stairlift Upholstery Colours

Otolift One Curved Stairlifts can be supplied in a variety of colours to match the surrounding area.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Stannah Siena Stairlifts

The new Siena Stairlift for curved stairs, manufactured by Stannah Stairlifts, is now available to buy from Dolphin Lifts. 

The Siena Stairlift

Siena Stairlift Upholstery and Rail Colours
Siena Stairlift Hand Controls
Siena Stairlift with Inside Bend
Siena Stairlift Upstairs
Siena Stairlift Downstairs
Siena Stairlift Ready to use
Siena Stairlift with Remote Controls as Standard

The Siena Stairlift for Curved Stairs
Siena Chair Swivelled at the top of the stairs
For more information contact Dolphin on 01276 856060 or send an email to

Friday, September 13, 2013

Doting Couple Install Stairlift for their Dogs

Dog lovers Sheila and Harry Lee installed the stairlift after one of their dogs had an operation on its spine.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Dolphin Lifts Group Team Photo at Celtic Manor

From left to right: Chris Nicholas (Dolphin Mobility Manchester and Poole Branch), Jane Eaton (Dolphin Stairlifts South Wales), Craig Dunnage (Dolphin Mobility Home Counties, Manchester, Poole and Dolphin Mobility Hoists), Mark Weston (Dolphin Stairlifts South Wales), Matt Pettet (Dolphin Lifts Kent), Norman Farrington (Dolphin Stairlifts Midlands), Steve Wakefield (Dolphin Lifts Western), Neil Welham (Dolphin Stairifts Kent), Tom Wakefield (Dolphin Lifts Western), Steve Carpenter (Dolphin Stairlifts South West), John Pearce (Dolphin Stairlifts South Wales), Michael Hambrook (Dolphin Mobility East Midlands), James Broome (Dolphin Stairlifts Central), Colin Gill (Dolphin Mobility East Midlands), Bob Lines (Dolphin Stairlifts North East), Lee Farrington (Dolphin Stairlifts Midlands), Paul Smith (Dolphin Stairlifts Anglia) and Christian Dunnage (Dolphin Mobility Ltd and Dolphin Mobility Hoists).
Notable absentees from our Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland branches and a special mention to Gareth Watkinson from our Cumbria and Yorkshire branch, who is busy getting ready for impending fatherhood. Good luck Gareth!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stairlifts on Pinterest

How much do stairlifts cost?

How much do stairlifts cost? (via PR Underground)
With so many stairift companies competing for business in the UK market, making an informed decision on who to buy your stairlift from, can be a time consuming and stressful task. Dolphin Stairlifts  have created a simple website page which will calculate exactly how much it will cost you to have…

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Free foldable cane with every stairlift quotation

Dolphin Mobility is giving away a free folding cane with every stairlift quotation completed in the South East and North West of England. To qualify, please call Dolphin free on 0800 9800 126 to request a stairlift quote in your home and a Dolphin representative will bring the cane with them when they come to your house to complete the stairlift quotation. Just mention that you have seen this offer online and that's all you need to do.

The quotation is completely free and without obligation and you won't be disturbed with follow up calls pestering you to buy a stairlift.


  • Black aluminium folding walking stick 
  • Height adjustable 
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Easily and conveniently opens out and folds away into plastic wallet 

Free foldable cane with every stairlift quote
Invacare Foldeo Cane


  • Diameter - 1.9cm 
  • Height Floor to Handle - 83cm - 93cm 
  • Max Capacity - 15st 10lb (100kg)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stairlifts for Narrow Stairs

The following stairlifts may be suitable if you have a particularly narrow staircase in your home. For more information we have a new article on stairlifts for narrow stairs on our main website.

Stannah Sadler Perching Stairlifts

Freelift Down Facing Curved Stairlifts

Please contact us on 0800 9800 126 if you would like any information on theses stairlifts or other lifts which may be suitable.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Platinum Stairlifts Video

Platinum Stairlifts for Curved Stairs

Platinum Stairlifts bespoke curved rails can be manufactured very quickly compared to other made to measure stairlift rails. 
Platinum Stairlift with top over run

180 degree bend Platinum Stairlifts rail

90 degree bend Platinum Stairlift rail

Stairlift view from mid landing

180 degree bend start

On/off switch and emergency winding

Stairlift swivelled at top of stairs

180 degree starting bend
If you would like more information or a no obligation quotation please call Dolphin Stairlifts free on 0800 9800 126 or see our main website for details on the heavy duty Platinum Stairlift or the standard Platinum Stairlift.