Bariquins’ newsletter for February 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the



In this month's newsletter:

  • New Finance Prices Confirmed
  • Training Reminder
  • A 'Sort of Any Other Business' Section

Scroll down for more details.


New Finance Prices Confirmed

Bariquins can now announce the finance-assisted rates of ‘Barry’ and 'Benny' and their accessories, like clothing and storage boxes. The lease/hire and hire/purchase options can help spread the cost of obtaining a single or multiple mannequins.

For the basic Bariquin, the lease/rental finance payments are calculated at just

£197.67 + VAT

over 24 monthly payments. There's also a document fee of £180.

For hire/purchase, the finance payments for the basic Bariquin  amount to just


over 24 monthly payments. There is also the document fee and the fee for the option to purchase too. The deposit of £840 takes care of the VAT.

As previously reported, the finance option is offered by Arkle Finance Ltd (AFL) who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. They have pre-approved the Bariquin for credit which makes the process of applying for finance for Barry or Benny a simple and straightforward process.

Although it may be quicker and easier to use AFL, organisations and individuals are free to use their regular finance provider. However, you will have to get your financier to approve Bariquins mannequins for credit purposes first.
(As Arkle currently charge around 6.5% interest, you'll also find that they're pretty competitive anyway.)

For those that may have missed it, here's a bit of info about Arkle themselves. They are a funding company specialising in Asset Finance and Leasing. AFL were established in 1997 and are based in the UK, in Northamptonshire. They formed with the purpose of helping organisations large and small, as well as private individuals, to obtain the equipment & vehicles they require. They fund a diverse range of equipment, from coffee machines to wind turbines. And now, Bariquins!

We must reiterate that Bariquins is not a credit broker and we only refer customers to AFL for the credit facilities. Bariquins simply take your details and find out your requirements, then pass those details to Arkle. They will then call you directly and handle all the explanations and paperwork that go with the finance provision. So, give us a call now and find out how we can help you. We're on 0161 464 6160.
Barry during a bariatric casualty removal exercise

Bariatric Training

We are continuing to get enquiries about our Bariatric Casualty Training Courses, so I thought it worthwhile mentioning them again.
Bariquins are partnering with Technical Rescue Training UK Ltd who provide the bariatric casualty training. The course trainers give instruction to personnel who may attend plus-size casualties but do not have immediate access to mechanical lifting equipment such as the hoists that would are available in hospitals and the situations are time-sensitive.

Bariquins and Technical Rescue Training UK Ltd's owner and head trainer, Neal Pickersgill MBE Tech IOSH, have worked together to produce three courses using Bariquins.

These courses are aimed at the following skill levels:
  • Basic
  • Advanced
  • Train-The-Trainer
The courses last one, two and three days respectively. There is instruction for 12 candidates on the Basic and Advanced Bariatric Rescue courses. The intensive nature of Train-The-Trainer Bariatric Casualty Rescue restricts this course to 6 candidates.
For more details, please email Bariquins via the link at the bottom of the newsletter or contact Technical Rescue Training UK Ltd, who will pass the details on to Bariquins.

The details are still being finalised for the bariatric patient handling training and we will report these shortly.

Although we've been busy at Bariquins HQ since the start of the New Year, news-wise there wasn't much happening. As a result, we decided not to publish a January newsletter. It would have been like ballooning one sentence into a 600 word document -and filled with just as much gas. (Apologies to those who were waiting with bated breath for the January edition & to social media experts who think that missing a regular update is a no-no.)
So here is that one sentence: The patent for the Bariquin has been granted by the UK Intellectual Property Office. Exciting for us but not the most riveting of subjects to expand on -so I'll leave it there.

More up-to-the-minute news about Bariquins. As this newsletter goes to press (or the equivalent e-version), one of our Barrys is on his way to Germany to a customer there. Our first export. And within a year of coming to market! We think that's not bad going!!

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