Coachbuilt GB Limited, based at Atherstone in Warwickshire, has won a rare Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding achievement for the innovation of coachbuilt independence vehicles.
The company designs and manufactures coachbuilt independence vehicles. The vehicles enable individual wheelchair users to take their personal healthcare equipment and access needs ‘on the road’ with them, therefore promoting accessible travel and an inclusive lifestyle. This eliminates their reliance on general disabled facilities which are “one size fits all” and crucially not designed to meet their individual mobility needs. Coachbuilt GB Ltd is the only company in the UK to address this market.
The product empowers wheelchair users to pursue hobbies, visit friends and family, attend events, enjoy holidays and be an active member of society. They are safe in the knowledge that all their personal care equipment is to hand.
Coachbuilt independence vehicles retail from £55,000 and are created from a motorhome base.
“One of our key goals is to make Britain one of the most accessible places to live, travel and visit,” said Kate Birch, Commercial Director. “We are passionate about promoting confidence in accessible travel, whatever the individual’s ability. This award recognises our innovation, which ultimately provides life-changing freedom and independence.”
Currently located in Atherstone, the company will very soon move to a new, larger factory in nearby Nuneaton. It plans to further develop its British and export markets.
About Coachbuilt GB Ltd
Founded in 2009, the company is owned by Jeff Bull and managed by Jeff Bull, CEO and Kate Birch, Commercial Director. Jeff has extensive experience in the automotive manufacturing and caravan industries. Turnover has grown at an average of 200% per year over the last five years.
It is the only UK based company specialising in the design and manufacture of independence vehicles both new and pre-owned. www.coachbuiltgb.co.uk