M-Link Member Minivator wins Million Pound Contract

The world’s second largest manufacturer of stairlifts, Kingswinford-based Minivator, has secured a five year contract worth up to  £1.5 million to supply Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council with a complete support package for residents’ stairlifts. 

A Member Opportunity Notification from the foremost medical market intelligence firm, Birmingham-based My M-Link, told manufacturer Minivator that the competitive tender to manage the supply, installation, service, maintenance and removal of stairlifts in properties throughout the Oldham region had been issued. 

With its wide range of straight and curved stairlifts to suit individual homes and needs, a 24-hour hotline and a highly experienced team of engineers trained on-site to work within Health and Safety boundaries and to the highest standards, Minivator met the requirements for the wide-ranging contract, as well as delivering it for a fixed sum to help the Council manage its costs effectively.

Minivator’s managing director Mike Lord said: “We are always delighted when we win another contract bid; we have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of local council work which is a clear sign of the importance being placed on helping the elderly and infirm maintain their independence in their own homes.

“We proactively monitor the tenders nationally but sometimes, particularly when contracts have been extended it can be hard to identify when an opportunity will become available. Our My M-Link membership provides a safety net that ensures we don’t miss any opportunities when they arise. 

“As a member of My M-Link, we also have direct access to a team of medical market advisors who can provide the research and data that may be invaluable in moving a business forward. Their specialist connections and inside knowledge ensure we are made aware of new business opportunities as soon as they arrive.” 

My M-Link manager Sue Wilde added: “My M-Link provided an opportunity notification to Minivator in November, alerting it to the tender for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. We’re delighted to hear they have been successful and that membership to My M-Link made sure they were aware of an opportunity that has resulted in such a lucrative deal.”

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