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At the end of last month our TBC Conversions minibus specialist, Joanne Campbell was invited to join a Webinar organised by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Presenting to the Local Business Development Managers (LBDM’s), Joanne introduced the wonderful work TBC Conversions can do with the versatile Volkswagen Crafter, focusing on our range of Volkswagen minibus conversions.

Thanks to her efforts, the feedback from the Webinar was amazing, with both Volkswagen dealership representatives and organisers offering praise for Joanne’s extensive minibus conversion knowledge and her passion for the work TBC Conversions do.

If you, unfortunately, missed this presentation, not to worry, as we can give you a full rundown of the topics that were discussed and hopefully answer any questions you have about TBC Conversions’ range of Volkswagen minibuses.


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

TBC Conversions

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.


50 Far Circular Rd,
Co. Tyrone
BT71 6LW
Northern Ireland

Tel: 0800 999 5090

TBC Conversions Ltd (ENGLAND)

Unit 3
Brunel Road
CH62 3NY

Tel: 0800 999 5090