This year’s BHTA Awards Dinner was held at the Prestigious Park Plaza Riverside Hotel in London. It brought together member companies from the healthcare and assistive technology sector along with guests from the voluntary sector. The exclusive event was hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest Paralympians with 11 gold medals, 4 silvers and a bronze won over a period of 16 years. There were 12 main category award winners announced along with highly commended accolades and special honours for long standing industry achievers.
TGA Mobility, a leading mobility scooter specialist, received a Highly Commended Award for its new WHILL which is a next-generation ‘personal electric vehicle’. Unlike any other powered wheelchair on the market, this product combines world-leading manoeuvrability and style – through all-directional ‘omni’ wheels, high performance four-wheel-drive and a contemporary streamlined look.
Celebrating its centenary in 2017, the BHTA is the UK’s most established trade association which provides information and campaign-based services to consumers along with a strict code of practice for member companies. The BHTA Code of Practice is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and aims to deliver fair and ethical services to end users. TGA has been a long-standing member of the BHTA so all its customers consistently receive quality products and outstanding service.
TGA’s new WHILL powerchair was identified within the BHTA Best Product category as excelling in several areas including innovation, originality and meeting market demand. This ‘Highly Commended’ award reiterates why WHILL represents a break-through in independent mobility.
WHILL provides innovative manoeuvrability for advanced accessibility. Its turning circle is radically smaller through inclusion of ‘omni’ front wheels which provide forward and lateral rotation – eliminating the need to pivot on a traditional castor. Combined with four-wheel-drive, powered seat slide and technologically advanced controls, the WHILL delivers revolutionary traction and performance across a multitude of surfaces.
Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director comments: “We are delighted that our WHILL has won a Highly Commended Accolade at the BHTA Annual Awards. To be officially recognised as a pioneering solution within the Best Product Category reiterates why WHILL is so special in terms of independence and inclusion. It delivers a user experience beyond all others and is the leading choice for style-conscious people.”