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)