You can get no better advice from anywhere when it comes to wheelchairs

You can get no better advice from anywhere when it comes to wheelchairs

We are extremely proud of our RGK mobility advisors team. They are the face, voice and spirit of RGK, and they are the first port of call for people making contact with us. 

You can get no better advice from anywhere when it comes to wheelchairs. Our mobility team has accumulated 60+ years of experience between them and have provided over 8,000 made to measure chairs around the UK.

All of our mobility advisors have undergone extensive RGK internal induction training and regular product update training. They have a huge amount of experience in the highly detailed processes and techniques of measuring, assessing and prescription completing.

Many of our advisors also play regularly in a range of sports, or come from a sporting background, including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair skiing, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair athletics. As a result, they are conversant with all wheelchair sport rules, classification systems and design and scrutineering regulations.

They are all trained and accredited by:

MaxMobility for the Smartdrive power assist device
Alber for Twion, E-Motion and E-Fix power assist systems
Quickie for the complete range of Attitude products
Jay for all seating and backrest systems

Click below to find out more about each expert from your dedicated team, their background, role and interests.

UK Sales and Business Development Manager. I have worked as part of the RGK team since 2005. I have enjoyed previous careers in facilities management, proprietor of small commercial facilities company and originally trained as an electro/mechanical engineer for Rover group, Cowley. I have been a T3 paraplegic since my accident in May 2001. What thrills me most working with RGK is the difference we make by being able to offer such individual solutions and the rewards of seeing the end result with our customers. I have outside interests in Rugby (Bath RFC), photography, angling, and of course my family.

I am an Ex-army PT instructor, where I played Volleyball for the Army and also for Bradford. I have a good working knowledge of the body and as a youngster used to make machines for ICI – it is very useful to have an engineering background for my job! I had a paragliding accident 20 years ago, and I played wheelchair basketball for 10 or more years. I also dabbled in GB athletics and skiing for a while. The area I cover is the North Midlands, North Wales and generally the North of England and Scotland. I have worked for RGK for approximately 16 years.

I have been with RGK since October 2015 and I am loving the job. I am a former Paralympian and I represented Great Britain as a wheelchair basketball player and wheelchair fencer.  Currently, I am the head coach and player for Tees Valley Titans Wheelchair Basketball Team. I also work as an athlete mentor, visiting schools and businesses to help to motivate and inspire people to achieve. I am still passionate about wheelchair basketball and I love playing for my beloved RGK Tees Valley Titans. My other passion is the football team Middlesbrough FC. I like to relax by spending time with my wife Linda and our 5 children.

I’m George, Mobility Advisor at RGK. I am based in the Midlands and my interests include music, food, cars, tea and gadgets…. when they work!

“My chair has given me freedom and made me much more mobile, I’ve been in it since I was 12 years old. I currently play for, coach and run the wheelchair basketball club Essex Outlaws in the premier league, and in the past I’ve coached the GB Men’s squad to gold at the 2015 European Championships. I also love to take my two French Bulldogs on long walks. I joined RGK because I want to use my 20 years of experience from working in the league to get my customers the right chair; I’ve learnt first-hand about many types of disabilities, different shapes, sizes and personalities of my team members, and can put this to good use! I’ve lived down the South East all of my life, and it’s a pretty untouched area currently, there’s a lot of opportunity for club development and I want to be a part of that.”

“I’ve been in a chair for 11 years; I have Spina Bifida which slowly got worse as I got older. I was originally worried about ending up in a wheelchair but I can honestly say that it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It made me more active, which ended up with me becoming a wheelchair basketball coach in 2009. I’ve coached a few teams, my most recent achievement was getting Swindon Shock from 4th Division to 1st Division. I currently coach Exeter Otters and I am a GB Tutor. I love the F1 and any disabled sports: to me disabled people are superhumans, so all disabled sports are great. I’m at RGK because I wanted to make a difference, get people in the right chair and make them feel good about themselves.”