Quingo - Safety and comfort reinvented

Advanced Vehicle Concepts Limited have as of May 2011 joined the BHTA. (British Healthcare Trades Association).

When a company displayed the BHTA badge in the past it simply meant they were a member of Britain’s longest established healthcare trades association.

Now, that badge has been joined by the Office of Fair Trading Approved Code logo. That’s because the BHTA Code of Practice has been granted full OFT approval under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS). Only BHTA member companies can display the two together. BHTA is the first trade body within the health industry to have an OFT approved code. The OFT only approves codes that have proved effective in safeguarding and promoting the interests of consumers beyond the basic requirements of the law.

The BHTA has been around for quite a while – it is one of the oldest and most established trade associations and as well as having a lot of history, it also has an important role to play in the future. It is important for the companies producing equipment, for the professionals who work with that equipment and customers who use it to make their lives easier.

The BHTA has over 400 companies members and they range from a small, local showroom selling items such as scooters, wheelchairs, bathlifts and stairlifts, to the largest manufacturers and suppliers in the UK producing and distributing a vast range of products to help from the most sophisticated orthotic device and pressure care systems to the largest installations such as through floor lifts.

One of their most important roles is to maintain the highest standards.