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April 2024’s Which? Trusted Trader of the Month

1st Choice Stairlifts has been named Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024

Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024

Which? Trusted Trader of the Month April 2024

1st Choice Stairlifts are delighted to share that we have been announced as Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024! This accomplishment is a testament to our dedication, consistent hard work, and fantastic team throughout our 20-year journey.

Earning the title of Which Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024, is a remarkable achievement following our 20th year in business. We are so proud of this award, following our Certificate of Distinction from Which? Trusted Traders in June 2020, just shows our commitment to innovatively and continuously improving with customer feedback as a business.

Recognised by Which? Trusted Traders: Here’s Why We Won

Our Excellent Customer Service

As a company, we focus on providing an excellent personalised experience, ensuring that every customer receives a stairlift or lift that is the perfect solution for their individual needs. Our goal has always been to provide a high-quality range of products and 5-star service that you would expect from a larger company, but on a more local and personalised level. We strongly believe that a lift should be as individual as our customers, and not a “one size fits all” approach.

You can read our Which? Trusted Trader customer reviews here:

Our commitment to excellent customer service is reflected on the Which? Trusted Trader website, where we have an average rating of 5 stars, based on 63 reviews, with 100% of our customers proudly recommending our products and services. As an independent dealer, we’re not tied to any one manufacturer like other companies, so this allows us to find the perfect solution for our customers specific and individual needs.

Our Unbeatable Experience

Our Directors, Coral and Colin, founded 1st Choice Stairlifts in 2004, with a combined experience of 25 years in the stairlift industry, for businesses including Stannah, ThyssenKrupp and Bison Bede. Today, Coral and Colin now proudly have over 60 years combined experience in the stairlift industry, growing the business to a strong team of 17 members of staff, who look after all of the company’s functions including sales, installation, maintenance, marketing, and accounts.

This year, as a company, we celebrated our 20th Business Anniversary! With less than 5% of businesses reaching this milestone, what makes us so successful?

Well, quite simply, we love what we do, with the aligned goal of helping our customers maintain their independence and stay in the homes they love, our entire team are passionate and motivated to always put the customer first, often going above and beyond! With our experience, we do an excellent job, demonstrated by our first-class workmanship, customer service, and efficiency. Our expert experience is reflected by our 5-star Which? Trusted Trader reviews, which speak for themselves.

Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024

Our Accreditation and Training

First of all, we’re a proud endorsed Which? Trusted Trader, as the brand is synonymous with reliability, quality, and customer experience, these values align with us as a business as it’s at the heart of everything we do. We know that our customers value our identity as a small business, allowing us to provide a personalised service, as installing a lift is a big life decision, that’s why it’s important to have the right company make that change happen smoothly and hassle-free. Which? Trusted Traders recognised this, and after rigorous assessments in order to become an approved Which? Trusted Trader, we’re recommended as a business you can trust, giving our customers complete peace of mind.

As well as being a Which? Trusted Trader, we are a proud member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), which we originally joined in 2004. We strictly adhere to their values, which are providing the right solution for our customers, and completely against any high pressure selling or mis-selling. Again, these core values are at the heart of our business, as we provide a personalised service to every customer, finding the perfect solution for their specific and individual needs.

We have also received an ISO9001 accreditation, which is an internationally recognised Quality Management System. This qualification validates our consistent dedication to our customer-focused approach, showing that we are committed to delivering excellent quality service. Annually, as a business, we undergo diligent audits and renew our accreditation, demonstrating our devotion to ongoing business and service enhancements.

Lastly, all our sales staff at 1st Choice Stairlifts hold the Trusted Product Advisor accreditation from the Independent Living Foundation. This qualification equips our staff with Occupational Therapy-style assessment techniques, allowing us to provide educated and informed recommendations for adaptations and disability equipment. We go the extra mile to enhance our customer service standards, demonstrated through comprehensive training programs. All of our staff undergo specialised training, like our Dementia Friends and Disability Awareness training, promoting a better understanding of our diverse customer base and their individual needs.

Which? Trusted Traders recognises our commitment, confirming our dedication to surpassing the industry standards, and delivering an empathetic, personalised service and experience for all our customers.

Supporting Charity and Local Community

As a local business, we demonstrate our commitment to supporting our local community by annually donating to the Calne Community Christmas Appeal. This wonderful appeal collects gifts and non-perishable food items to assemble hampers for the local elderly community and families experiencing financial difficulties. For several years, we have been a proud supporter of the Calne Community Christmas Appeal, with our Director Colin filling up his van with hampers and parcels, and delivering them to the local community! We also proudly support the national charity Brain Tumour Research, we regularly donate and actively participate in their annual Wear a Hat Day campaign to help spread awareness.

In addition to our charitable contributions, we proudly sponsor local youth football teams, including Calne Town FC Youth Under 13s & Under 14s, and Derry Hill Under 10s. We also actively participate in local community events such as the annual Calne Lions Duck Race, and the Hilmarton Scarecrow Festival. Engaging with our local initiatives reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting and enriching our local communities.

Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024

We’re a Proud Which? Trusted Trader

As the Which? Trusted Trader brand is synonymous with reliability, quality, and customer experience, the use of the Which? logo is prominently featured across all of our marketing channels, including social media, our website, printed material, and our company vehicles. The endorsement from Which? Trusted Traders has greatly enhanced our business by increasing confidence amongst our customers. This has contributed to building a stronger reputation for us, resulting in a higher volume of leads. Which? Trusted Trader reviews provide customers with a verified online platform to share their genuine feedback and experiences about companies. In an era dominated by online reviews, authentic proof of received service holds significant influence over customer decisions, removing the risk of fake reviews.

We couldn’t be prouder to be a Which? Trusted Trader, and win the Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for April 2024 award!

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