One Big Day in Manchester
The Big Event at EventCity in Manchester in May 2017 was one of the busiest and most rewarding Motability events I have attended. With a constant stream of people coming through the doors to see the latest vehicles on the Ford stand and to book their test drives in the adapted vehicles there was little time to catch your breath, let alone stop for a coffee break.
Like most years there were a range of visitors of all ages and disabilities who we were able to help and advise on vehicles size and shape, performance, economy, adaptations and the pricing structure under the Motability Scheme. With a wide range of superb class leading vehicles on the stand including the new Kuga, Galaxy, Tourneo Connect and many more we were inundated from start to finish, without even the usual lunch time dip.
As the only motor company who had disabled ambassadors on the stand at the event we met a lot of interesting people and had the opportunity to impart advice from a practical perspective born out of experience.
This level of help and advice is often invaluable to the people at the show. This year was no exception with a number of visitors commenting on the exemplary level of service and assistance provided on the Ford stand, with several customers from previous years returning to say hello, provide feedback, thank us for ensuring they made the right vehicle and adaptions choice and looking for further help with various things from hoists to wheelchairs and opportunities in disabled sport.
The day in Manchester moved at such a pace that there was barely time for a coffee. However, there was a fabulous VW camper van in the venue serving delicious freshly ground and made coffee roasted by Heart & Graft. The few quiet moments enjoyed sipping a flat white were a welcome chance to reflect on the morning and prepare for more visitors during the afternoon ahead – thank you for that lovely hand crafted coffee.
Days like these are the reason I enjoy working alongside Ford Mobility as one of their ambassadors. Not only that but they remind me of the triumphs I have achieved over the last 20 years but what possibilities still lie ahead for my future. They truly are really big days.