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One of the people our customers will speak to time and time again, Elaine has become part of the furniture during her time with TBC Mobility Conversions. Her day to day involves maintaining the high standards of Motability aftercare our customers and clients required. This can be anything from being a liaison between Motability and our customers to arranging the necessary checks and tests we regularly carry out on our WAV’s.

Like so many of us at TBC Mobility Conversions, it’s fulfilling the care and duty to our customers that Elaine says makes her job so satisfactory.


At TBC Conversions we’re well known for our face-to-face approach to customer care. From the initial consultation to the handover of the finished vehicle conversion, we take care to adapt our procedures to suit each client’s needs as an individual. 

Throughout this entire process, there are a few unsung heroes working in the background, carrying out the specialist engineering that makes our vehicles what they are. These are people like Les Henderson who we’ll be learning a little more about today.


Learn how TBC Salesperson, Gerry Galvin, and Sandvik Engineering technician, Philip Oliver, worked together to transform van into office. A journey that ended with us developing one of our most cleverly conceived specialist vehicle conversions yet.

In the summer of 2018, an existing client of the Donnelly Group, Sandvik Engineering, was recommended to Gerry at TBC Specialist Conversions in relation to a unique specialist conversion they had in mind.

The task at hand; to enable mobile diagnostics and servicing of Sandvik’s cutting edge industrial equipment.


At TBC Conversions we believe everyone has the right to accessible travel and by developing strong partnerships with other businesses that share our core values, we can help make that happen. Working together with vehicle hire companies, local authorities, educational bodies and charities our adaptive vehicle fleets are in use all over the UK, keeping people mobile and on the road.

Proud Suppliers of Adapted Vehicle Hire

TBC Mobility Conversions have supplied London based Adapted Vehicle Hire with 5 wheelchair accessible VW Caddy Maxi Life conversions, as one of the countries largest hire companies specialising in converted and adapted vehicles we are proud to be part of giving people the freedom to travel.


In a collaboration with London-based VW commercial vehicle franchise, Cordwallis, the specially adapted fleet was presented to Frances Waight, Operations Manager at Adapted Vehicle Hire who said:

“We are delighted with the new vehicles which will help to improve our fleet and ultimately benefit our customers.”

TBC Mobility Conversions has a unique relationship with a number of commercial vehicle manufacturer networks, which means they are capable of delivering a converted vehicle ANYWHERE within the UK.

“This is what makes us different from other conversion companies and give us greater distribution which benefits both our network partners and our customers,”

Tom McKeown, TBC Mobility Conversions Sales Manager.

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life WAV

Our conversions are the product of careful planning and stringent testing. We want to be sure we stand apart from other converters and aim to offer a superior standard of quality and finish. We appreciate that our wheelchair cars are more than just transport to many of our clients, they also provide freedom and independence. For this reason, every detail has been carefully considered including our patented continuous rear door seal specifically developed to lessen road noise and prevent drafts keeping the wheelchair passenger comfortable during their journey.

The sales team in both Bromborough and Dungannon are happy to travel for free at-home demonstrations of our latest wheelchair car range, and for larger accessible transport look no further than our Taxi & Minibus Conversions, perfect for keeping your team, group. staff or class on the road in comfort and safety.

To find out how TBC Conversions can help you and your business stay mobile, call the team today on 0800 999 5090 or email


At TBC Conversions there is nothing that makes us smile more than the moment we hand our vehicle conversions over. Even more so when we know how much that vehicle will mean to the people travelling inside it. This week we had the pleasure of handing the keys for an accessible Volkswagen Crafter minibus to the team at Easilink Community Transport.

Who is Easilink Community Transport?

Connecting communities in Northern Ireland for nearly a decade, Easilink Community Transport are an organisation that provides travel access to residents in rural areas like Omagh, Strabane & Foyle. Their tireless work gives people the ability to access vital health care, encourages socialising in community groups, and even helps people with their shopping.

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VW Crafter minibus

Northern Ireland residents are lucky enough to be blessed with some of the most breathtaking country landscapes. For those living nestled amongst the green rolling hills and sweeping fields, a task as simple as “nipping to the shops” can sometimes mean a lengthy car journey. This becomes more difficult for those without cars or easy access to public transport and here’s where Easilink Community Transport and TBC Conversions step in.

Working together with Disability Action NI, Easilink Community Transport and their dedicated staff provide a lifeline to people living with disabilities in some of the hardest to reach rural residences.

We’re pleased to have provided the organisation with a specially converted Volkswagen Crafter accessible minibus complete with a rear onboard lift to allow access for wheelchair users.

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It’s thanks to our minibus conversions that organisations like Easilink Community Transport are able to continue providing the essential services they do. Helping the people living in some of the most isolated locations in Northern Ireland to stay connected and remain part of a larger community.

Accessible Minibuses from TBC Conversion

To find out more about our available Volkswagen Crafter accessible minibus conversions, or to begin the journey to commissioning a converted minibus for your company or organisation, please call 0800 999 5090 or email the team today at We cant wait to hand over the keys to another converted minibus to an organisation doing great things for their local community.


At TBC Conversions we work hard to deliver quality vehicle conversions, from medium and large WAVs to standard and specially adapted minibus. It’s always a pleasure to hand over a finished product to a client, knowing that our converted or adapted vehicle will go towards providing a family, business or organisation access to the road and freedom to travel.

Who are Down Community Transport and what do they do?

Based just outside of Belfast Northern Ireland, Down Community Transport provide easier access to goods and services to the residents of the Down District, The organisation provide three essential services including:

  • Dial-A-Lift door-to-door transport service for individuals living in rural areas
  • Volunteer Social Car Scheme 
  • Group Hire/Self Drive 

The organisation work to ensure people of all abilities, in both rural and suburban areas can enjoy social inclusion and be a part of their community.

TBC Conversions Volkswagen CR50 17 Seat Wheelchair Accessible Minibus

Working closely with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles we are proud to supply quality converted vehicles and are Recognised Converters under the Volkswagen Recognised Converter scheme. Our wheelchair accessible minibuses can be supplied as front or side entry and include:

  • Adjustable seating 
  • Ability to accommodate multiple wheelchairs 
  • Inboard passenger lifts 
  • Cantilevered side steps 
  • Safety handrails 
  • Integrated security and safety lighting 
  • Specially adapted roof hatches
  • Rearview cameras 
  • Front and rear parking aids 
  • Saloon heating 

Our Sales Manager, Gerry Galvin was over the moon to hand over the 17 seat wheelchair accessible minibus to Deborah Bowden at Down Community Transport. Knowing full well the difference this specially adapted, expertly converted minibus would make to the lives of members of the Down Community Transport really makes our day.

To find out more about our range of minibus conversions, whether accessible or standard, please call the team today on 0800 999 5090, and book your free consultation.


TBC Conversions were pleased to be invited to exhibit our Volkswagen wheelchair accessible minibus at the Volkswagen Commercial vehicles EXPO event. This small but educational event was held in the National Learning Centre in Milton Keynes and included a selection of third-party converters who came to showcase the wide range of conversion possibilities Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles provide.

What can a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle become?

At the event, we were lucky enough to be able to view other impressive vehicle conversions undertaken, from ambulances and recovery vehicles alongside our own minibus and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Thanks to Volkswagens expert engineering the VW Crafters, Transporters and Caddy’s make excellent base models for the type of vehicle conversions we supply atTBC.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles EXPO Event

As part of the Volkswagen Recognised Converter network, we are able to confidently provide businesses, organisations and private owners a wide variety of vehicle conversions. Currently, we specialise in standard and accessible minibuses, ranging from 16 to 17 seaters, with front or side entry options and a huge choice of seating configurations.

TBC Conversions have also been working closely with the Motability Scheme to provide passenger transport and drive from wheelchair accessible vehicles such as the Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen T6 Range Shuttle and Caravelle.

What we took to the show

Making sure we gave those in attendance a good idea of what can be achieved when converting Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, we took both a WAV and a minibus along for the ride.

The chosen WAV was our VW Caddy Life converted to carry wheelchair passengers with a low angle ramp in the rear. Our ramp is situated at such an angle as to provide wheelchair users with a seated position in keeping with the other passengers in the vehicle. The exhibition team took this opportunity to highlight the lengths TBC Conversions go to improve the passenger travel experience, with the use of our continuous rear door seal, preventing road noise and weather elements affecting the passengers.

We also had in tow the Volkswagen Crafter accessible minibus complete with rear access inboard lift, front entry and fully adjustable seating.

The event was a huge success and fully highlighted the brilliant work various vehicle conversion companies are doing in terms of making travel accessible, but also making the most out of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle base models to provide businesses and organisations, safe and reliable transportation.

To find out more about the work we do with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, or to enquire about a vehicle conversion, please call 0800 999 5090 or email


Here’s the moment her majesty the Queen presents TBC Conversions customer Edward Todino with Sprinter at Motability 40th anniversary celebration.

Her Majesty The Queen hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday 25th April 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Motability, the charity that has provided a ‘road to freedom’ for millions of disabled people and their families.

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Our attention to detail, good service, outstanding value and respect for all are just some of the qualities that instill trust within our customers who return to the TBC Group year after year and generation after generation.


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