At Stanford Coachworks we have established a reputation for custom built minibuses and conversions which are second to none. These standard minibuses contain all the features you would expect in a minibus but with a degree of professionalism and commitment to quality which is unrivalled elsewhere.
When you have corporate hospitality to organise and host or a glittering social event with a high class guest list, can you really offer clients and guests a taxi? Introducing the Stanford Coachworks Mercedes Sprinter 516 luxury Monaco model; the epitome of class and sheer exuberance.
Thousands of elderly people are registered into a care/nursing home each year to be looked after on a permanent basis. They need 24 hour care and may regularly need to visit the hospital for check up appointments or treatment. It is also a special occasion to enjoy day trips and events…this is where we come in!
A Bariatric division within a hospital or health organisation is the branch of medicine concerned with obese patients. Recently and due to the rising health issues of society Stanford Coachworks has been commissioned to produce several bariatric ambulances for obese individuals.
Our Stanford’s sales team have had a brilliant 3 days exhibiting our latest conversions at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show.
The event ran from Tuesday 30th April until Thursday 2nd May and was held at the usual location; the NEC in Birmingham.
Stanford’s first extra-long wheelbase New Generation Sprinter left our blue gates to head to it’s new home of a longstanding customer in Uttlesford last week.
This year we have been working on the new MAN to carry out our first two conversions on 5 tonne TGE’s which have now been delivered to their new owners!
Last month Stanford Coachworks were visited by Dave Vitty and Matt Ward at Influx magazine who were tasked with writing an article about the minibus industry for Adrian Flux insurance. Adrian Flux are currently introducing new insurance policies for their minibus customers.
The Commercial Vehicle Show is Britain’s largest road transport and commercial vehicle event held at the NEC in Birmingham from 30th April until 2nd May.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you, for such a fabulous day at Brands Hatch last Tuesday. The students (and staff) are still buzzing from the spin on the track. It was a perfect outing to kick start the use of the new minibus!
The Orpheus Centre
Just would like say what a fantastic day I had at Brands Hatch yesterday. Did some great networking and was able to sort out some issues I had as I move my business forward. As for the hot lap what a experience, that fella in the blue car can really drive! Really enjoyed it thanks again.
Lester Russell, Aiming Hire Minibuses
Stanford Coachworks have been very helpful to our company over the years. There have been times that we have needed them to work miracles, and they have on many occasions. I personally have a very good relationship with Lee, Jess and many of their staff, to be honest. Whatever I need fixed or need parts for they either do the repair or point me in the right direction. Their attention to detail on any conversion we ask them to do is exceptional and of high quality. We have known the Stanford team for years now and can honestly say that we will carry on using them for many years to come and have a great working relationship.
Bradley Byrne, UK Specialist Ambulance Service
Over the years the professional relationship between the Lord's Taverners and Stanford Coachworks has developed into one of mutual trust and respect and we often look to Jess Rider and his team to provide guidance on the latest legislation, new modifications and adaptations that we can factor into the conversion of the transits to make them even better for the beneficiaries.
Nicky Pemberton, Lord's Taverners
The people at Stanford Coachworks are sincere, helpful and genuinely interested in their products. I have found that over the years they have made great strides in the development and finish of their products, and their aftercare is extremely good. I feel that they have grown into one of the best coachbuilders I have had the pleasure of doing business with and may they continue for another 20 years!
Dawn Cock, DABD
Stanford Coachworks were very approachable throughout the whole process, even now we’ve received some of the buses there are still constant updates being given on outstanding vehicles. Stanford Coachworks are a very up-front company, which works for me.
Sally Haines, Guildford Community Transport
What strikes you first about dealing with the team at Stanford Coachworks is their comprehensive knowledge of the law and materials available. We are always looking for ways to improve and modernise our designs and a design meeting at SCW always comes up with new ideas. The whole process is made easy with the open nature of the company and being able to talk to the many craftsmen they employ within their work environment means that you are assured about the work being carried out. We firmly believe that the quality and dedication that SCW puts in to their work has contributed greatly to our year on year success, with us now being Europe’s leading production vehicle specialist.
Vek McGuire, Civilised Car Hire
The relationship we have built means we have been able to give the highest standard of service to many organisations and we look forward to this
Liz Shepherd, Lookers Renault
Nice bus,fits in the garage a treat. Impressed with the lift. It looks lovely - 2 nice guys delivered it, and couldn't have been more helpful. TOP MARKS STANFORD. Even waited until one of my drivers got there so they could go through it all with him.very impressed with the service, and would have no hesitation in highly recommending you to anyone.
Morton Lake, Kelling Hospital
Just a quick email to say that we thoroughly enjoyed today at Brands Hatch. The various types of vehicles on show were excellent and it was very nice to see so many of your suppliers exhibiting their products. All of the refreshments that were supplied throughout the day were delicious (as you can tell by John’s figure). We both enjoyed the ‘hot laps’ although the driver taking me round decided to give me an extra thrill by spinning the car!Thank you for the invitation and we hope that it was a success for you.
Yvonne & John of Homesafe Travel
Thanks for putting on a great show today, Jim & I found it very useful in meeting existing clients & catching up with many suppliers.
Robert Kendall of The Procurement Partnership Ltd
I didn't get a chance to see you before we left, but thanks for the invitation. I had a really good time, especially in the Aston Martin! Obviously a great deal of effort and planning has gone in today’s event, I’m sure you’ll secure some future orders.
Paul Ramsden of Van Sales Executive
I would like to say a very BIG well done to all of you for the show yesterday, the preparation and planning paid off. I actually think this could be a start of something big and a yearly show possibly with more stands. I would also like to say a very big thank you for involving myself and UKSAS in the day and I know the people who I invited were very impressed with our equipment which says a lot for your build quality and also your other vehicles. I cannot emphasize enough how professional all your staff were throughout the whole day.
Little Mick of UK Specialist Ambulance Services
I just wanted to say a big “thank you” for yesterday’s event you put on. What a great success? Great venue, good exhibits, super nosh, fun hot laps –a great day out. It was particularly enjoyable for me, having been out of the main loop for 4.5 years now, to meet up with so many familiar faces from the industry. Fingers crossed you can do similar next year?
David Barratt of South Beds Dial-a-Ride
Just a brief note to thank you all for the invite and hospitality at your open day yesterday, It looked an excellent turnout and the rain gods were kind!
Keith Watts of Fleet and Passenger Services
I just wanted to drop you both a quick email to thank you for your hospitality yesterday at Brands Hatch, judging by the attendance an overwhelming success and a real tribute to what is a very loyal customer base. Once again many thanks for giving Webasto the opportunity to attend, I really did enjoyed the day.
Keith Reynolds of Webasto Thermo & Comfort UK Ltd
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for an absolutely fantastic event on Tuesday. It really is a testament to your customer following, that attendance was so high, and the quality of your conversions stood out. Paul & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and hope that the investment that you and the team made pays dividends.
Stephen Anderson Van Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Thanks very much for the track day, we had a great time, it was good to catch-up with people from the industry and make some new contacts. I thought it was a really well organised and relaxed day. I hope that you and your team got the chance to enjoy the event and it wasn't all about work.
Keith Keen The Keen Group
We were very pleased with the service and customer support when choosing specifications for an appropriate mini-bus to meet our patients’ needs. David was very helpful and professional at all times. Patients who have travelled in the vehicle all say how much more comfortable it is. An added benefit is that members of the public have noticed us driving around and fellow road users seem to be more courteous!
Marian Turner of St Richard’s Hospice
We are a religious charity with minimal purchasing needs and little experience of these vehicles. We found Stanford Coachworks to be attentive, helpful and competitively priced. They were not “pushy” with respect to the purchase and kept us fully informed as to delivery. We have no hesitation in recommending them.
Kevin Ruxton, Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Stanford Coachworks have supplied Age UK Doncaster with wheelchair accessible minibuses for several years and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Each coach we have acquired has been to the highest standard of finish and delivered within the agreed timescales at a competitive price. This is complemented by excellent after sales service.
Ian Piper, Finance Manager, Age UK Doncaster
Over the 8 years we have been providing specialist bariatric transport, Stanford Coach Works have been our converter of choice. The nature of the work requires very specific vehicle design and equipment which Stanford has always produced to a high quality.
Rob Ashford, Chief Executive Officer of The Thames Group
Readybus required an executive minibus to add to their fleet. The ‘Monaco’ by Stanford Coachworks addresses and exceeds our expectations for a vehicle for our corporate clients; we look forward to taking delivery.
James Vallance, Director of Readybus
From our first contact with Stanford Coachworks the help, advice and communication was first class. The minibus was built and has fitted our needs precisely; all the disabled members of our association say it was exactly what was required. Our passengers really like the side access door with the drop down step. When it was first used people were amazed at how easy it was to board using this step with the attached hand rails!
George Hill, Chairman and Trustee of Stow Disability Association
Stanford is always on top of their game with legislation, they provide industry C.O.I.F. certification to ensure the end customer has everything they need for the safety of the vehicle.In life you have to trust people, my customers trust me as their driver and I trust the guys at Stanford, they know what they are doing.
Charlie O’Neal, Owner of Colt Minibuses
We are really impressed with the quality of Stanford’s work. The specification was a little bespoke and it’s refreshing to know they can handle it...the end result is exactly as we hoped it would be.
Mark Drury, Buzzlines Contract Manager
When news of the minibus sponsorship came in from the Club we immediately thought of Stanford Coachworks because of our existing relationship with them and their excellent quality conversions.
Liam McCarthy,St Ann’s Hospice Finance Director
Our vehicle was old...it needed a complete face lift and an improved, updated interior. We went for the Gold package...the whole vehicle was completely restored and repainted, to our specifications, giving it a fresh new appearance...With very little capital available, refurbishment was a cost effective solution, saving £1000’s compared to a new bus and we once again can give our customers a comfortable fresh environment for many more years.
George Brown, Bus Manager for Melksham Council of Community Service (MCCS)
Every vehicle is built with the end user in mind. London Hire are proud to have Stanford Coachworks conversions on our fleet. Outstanding build quality and design, never compromising safety.
Peter Moxom, Account Development Manager, London Hire Ltd
High build quality, specialist knowledge...on-time delivery are key decisions in the relationship.
Eddie Cross, Engineering Manager, London Borough of Redbridge
Stanford Coachworks have supplied Help the Aged minibuses for over 18 years and I would recommend them as they have a very high standard of finish and are keen to ensure that the design of each bus meets the needs of each individual project. This is backed with a quick and efficient after sales service.
Graham Lale, Senior Mobility Manager, Help the Aged
Stanford has developed a well-used specification that is liked by customers.
Amerjit Sahota, Passenger Services Manager, London Borough of Redbridge