George, Tristan, John, Tom and Gordon Hulbert

Family-run company celebrate 45 years in business

19 December 2017

Yorkshire Care Equipment, a family-run company based in Harrogate, are celebrating an impressive 45 years in business this month. Since its beginnings, Yorkshire Care has sought to enhance their clients’ quality of life with cutting-edge mobility and care products.

In contrast to many other mobility equipment suppliers, Yorkshire Care has stood the test of time and seen decades of success. Having originally opened a shop in Headingley, Leeds in 1972, the company has been providing high quality care and mobility aids to people across the North of England ever since.

Set up with the aim to source and supply mobility equipment, Yorkshire Care quickly established itself as a reliable company that worked hard to ensure that the equipment they provided was perfect for the client.

After the original owner fell ill and had to sell the business, the Hulbert family took over Yorkshire Care Equipment in 1995. Led by Duncan Hulbert and his two sons, Gordon and John, the company grew and grew until they eventually were forced to move to bigger premises. They are now based in a much larger showroom in Harrogate.

Now retired from the business, Duncan said:

I thoroughly enjoyed running Yorkshire Care Equipment and working in the healthcare industry. Besides the satisfaction of being in a growing company with a growing market, there was the additional pleasure of being able to improve the quality of life of our customers and earn their appreciation.

I am happy to see the business being passed down the family to my grandsons. Their enthusiastic hard work and understanding of modern technology and methods has given the business fresh impetus.

Today, Yorkshire Care has over 25 members of staff and is managed by six of Duncan’s grandsons. The company continues to find new ways to enhance quality of life for its clients, and has recently started developing its own products to tackle current issues in the healthcare sector.

Tom Hulbert, current CEO of Yorkshire Care, said:

I took over as CEO five years ago. It was such an exciting time for the business as me, my brothers and cousins could see the potential in the company and it had been a huge part of our lives for as long as we could remember.

We’ve got big plans in the pipeline, and we want to see the business treble in size by 2020. Our family shares the same passion to see Yorkshire Care grow, so I’m confident that we can achieve this and continue to enhance quality of life for all our clients.


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