The Big Event Archives - Driving Mobility

Driving Mobility’s DrivAbility and RDAC successfully showcased services at The Big Event

‘The Big Event’ is Motability’s flagship event and the teams had a busy two days on the Driving Mobility stand.

Teams from Derby DrivAbility and Birmingham’s Regional Driving Assessment Centre (RDAC) represented Driving Mobility at Motability’s ‘The Big Event’ on Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019.

‘The Big Event’ is Motability’s flagship event and the teams had a busy two days on the Driving Mobility stand.

Henna Zaman, Derby DrivAbility and Steve Dent, RDAC (above) were ready and waiting to say hello to visitors on day one. They answered any questions visitors had about assessment centre services, driving assessments, modifications, adaptations, driving safety and vehicle loading. They also demonstrated the Ford C Max to visitors.

In addition to the stand activity Steve Dent, Assessment Manager, and Barbara Hutton, Occupational Therapist delivered talks on ‘advice and support available at driving assessment centres’ in the busy main Speaker Area.

The One Big Day programme of events will now take place in four locations across the country, offering disabled motorists and their families the chance to discover worry-free motoring.  The regional One Big Days are free to attend and offer visitors the chance to see a large display of vehicles for disabled people.

The event will showcase:

  • Over 50 cars from 25 different manufacturers
  • Over 20 adapted cars and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV)
  • Over 35 scooters and powered wheelchairs
  • Specialist advice from our Scheme partners

At One Big Day Exeter specialist advice will be available from:

  • Motability Scheme advisors
  • Adaptation and WAV specialists
  • Disabled Motoring UK
  • Driving Mobility
  • Kwikfit, RAC and RSA Motability

The One Big Day event dates and venues are:

  • One Big Day at Westpoint, Exeter, Saturday 27 July 2019
  • One Big Day at Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Saturday 10 August 2019
  • One Big Day at East of England Arena, Peterborough, Saturday 7 September 2019
  • One Big Day at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Saturday 21 September 2019

Please check the Motability website for more information: https://www.motability.co.uk/news-views-and-events/one-big-day/

 

Driving Mobility representatives showcase services at The Big Event by Motability

Teams from Derby DrivAbility and Birmingham’s Regional Driving Assessment Centre (RDAC) will be representing Driving Mobility at Motability’s ‘The Big Event’ on Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019.

Teams from Derby DrivAbility and Birmingham’s Regional Driving Assessment Centre (RDAC) will be representing Driving Mobility at Motability’s ‘The Big Event’ on Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019. The teams will be on hand to explain to visitors how Driving Mobility centres operate and the varied services they provide.

In addition to the main stand, RDAC’s Stephen Dent, Assessment Manager, (Friday) and Barbara Hutton, Occupational Therapist, (Saturday) will be delivering talks on ‘advice and support available at driving assessment centres’ at 1pm on both days in the main Speaker Area.

The Big Event brings together everything available on the Motability Scheme to make joining the Scheme as easy as possible. It’s free to attend and a great day out for the whole family. There will be:

  • Nearly 200 cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), adaptations, scooters and powered wheelchairs on display
  • The opportunity to test drive adapted and non-adapted cars, including passenger WAV test drive experiences
  • Expert speakers giving talks on all aspects of the Scheme
  • Motability Scheme advisors available to chat to
  • Free parking, free tea, coffee or soft drink
  • A children’s play area including a bouncy castle and more…

The event will showcase:

  • Over 100 cars from 27 different manufacturers
  • Over 45 adapted cars and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV)
  • Over 50 scooters and powered wheelchairs
  • Specialist advice from our Scheme partners

You can download your free event guide here: https://www.motability.co.uk/tbe_guide_2019.pdf

The Big Event – NEC, Birmingham (Hall 17)

Driving Mobility will be at The Big Event at the NEC, Birmingham (28/29 June) which offers you the chance to see the UK’s largest display of vehicles for disabled people.

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2019 – 9am to 4pm

The Big Event is returning to the NEC, Birmingham for its second year. Come along to Motability’s flagship event to see the UK’s largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. It’s free to attend, with free parking and everyone’s welcome!

The event will showcase:

  • Over 100 cars from 27 different manufacturers
  • Over 45 adapted cars and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV)
  • Over 50 scooters and powered wheelchairs
  • Specialist advice from our Scheme partners

At The Big Event specialist advice will be available from:

  • Motability Scheme advisors
  • Adaptation and WAV specialists
  • Disabled Motoring UK
  • Driving Mobility
  • Kwikfit, RAC and RSA Motability

https://www.motability.co.uk/news-views-and-events/one-big-day/the-big-event/display/

 

Busy and rewarding two days at Motability’s ‘The Big Event’

Our representatives had a busy and rewarding two days at Motability’s latest show – their flagship ‘The Big Event’ at the NEC (6-7 July 2018). 

Our representatives had a busy and rewarding two days at Motability’s latest show – their flagship ‘The Big Event’ at the NEC (6-7 July 2018).
  
Driving Mobility representatives were able to explain to visitors how our centres operate and the varied services they provide. These plentiful one-to-one conversations were supported by a main stage seminar delivered by our Chair Colin Barnett. The event as a whole was well attended and showcased an extensive range of adapted vehicles, accessible WAVs and mobility products for people seeking assisted driving solutions.

Driving Mobility Speaker Sessions at The Big Event

The Big Event – NEC, Birmingham – Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2018 – 9am to 4pm

The Big Event

This year The Big Event is taking place at an exciting new venue, the NEC, Birmingham and Driving Mobility is delighted to be part of the new speaker sessions.

The Big Event – NEC, Birmingham – Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2018 – 9am to 4pm

Come along to this flagship event to see the UK’s largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring and accessible driving with the Motability Scheme. It’s free to attend, with free parking and everyone’s welcome!

For the first time ever, The Big Event welcomes a range of expert speakers to its event line-up. Between 10am and 3.30pm, guests will be able to attend several talks to find out more about the Motability Scheme. The talks will include top tips for visiting a dealer, more information on Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and adaptations, and guest speakers from Driving Mobility, DMUK and Transport Focus. Each session will last approximately 20 minutes and the speaker will be available after the talk to ask any questions you may have on a one to one basis.

You can hear from the Driving Mobility experts at midday on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July.

Driving Mobility is the national network of independent centres which deliver fitness to drive assessments with support from HM Government. They address all aspects of driving as well as passengers, transfer and specialist seating including for children. The network aims to bring the service to within a 30 mile or 1 hour journey of most of the UK population.

Description of the Driving Mobility talk – Hear about the support available.

For the full list of talks or for more information please visit: https://www.motability.co.uk/news-views-and-events/one-big-day/the-big-event/speakers/