About our Stanford Coachworks Conversions

At Stanford Coachworks, we have established a reputation for custom built minibuses and conversions which are second to none. Our conversions contain all of the features that you would expect in a minibus but with a degree of professionalism and commitment to quality which is unrivalled elsewhere. 


Combination of tradition and innovation

We combine traditional skills with the latest developments in bus technology and always to the highest safety standards. This ensures that our clients are supplied with a custom built minibus which is instantly recognisable as a ‘Stanfords Coach’ or minibus.


Customised Process

Our aim is to provide our clients with a vehicle which more than delivers. These vehicles are built to each individual clients transport needs using our extensive knowledge and experience of vehicle conversions. This is a detailed process which starts with the initial planning stage, through to the design and build. Every aspect of this process undergoes strict quality control and testing followed by a thorough inspection. The result is a minibus which combines luxury with state of the art craftsmanship at an affordable price. This is what makes our Essex based coachworks company stand out from competitors. 

Stanford Coachworks Conversions: it's in the details


Collaboration with Well-Established Manufacturers 

We offer a wide variety of minibuses, in all wheelbases, from many well-established motor manufacturers. This includes manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Renault, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Fiat and Citroen. Our close relationships with these well respected manufacturers ensures that our clients are supplied with a minibus which reflects our dedication to excellence.


Extensive Features

Our standard minibuses include a range of different options to choose from. Whether our clients require satellite navigation, hot and cold drinks machines, entertainment systems, LED lighting, toilet facilities, boot space and climate control, we can design a bespoke minibus which includes an array of options. These features, along with top quality upholstery, flooring and roofing interiors, result in a Stanfords minibus which more than meets your requirements. 

For more information about minibus conversions please contact us on: 01375 676088



At Stanford Coachworks, our purpose is to serve a cross section of public and private sector industries with exceptional quality, premium and comfort vehicle conversions.

We have stringent company values and a customer charter in place with a mission to sustain existing customers and to secure new customers by surpassing their expectations of quality combined with outstanding service, excellence and value for money. We seem to do a pretty good job!


The Stanford Business Promise

On receipt of your enquiry, we guarantee confidentiality throughout the entire sales experience of your Stanford Coachworks conversion or refurbished bus. We are happy to come and visit you to determine the use of the proposed bus to ensure total compatibility for fitness for the purpose, particularly the carriage of semi ambulant, elderly and wheelchair passengers.

We can advise and keep you informed of:

  • Loading, unloading, emergency exit, time on board, driver/escort facilities, safety and the operational use in general
  • Current legislation and comment on any proposed future legislation and possible changes in the law regarding this type of vehicle
  • New developments in this transport sector and demonstrate new ancillary equipment such as lifts, securing straps, reversing systems and climate control
  • If requested, we can inspect your existing fleet
  • The current market value of used buses and assist you in the disposal of buses no longer required for service in your fleet

All of our vehicle conversions are assessed by either National Small Series Type Approval or TUV UK Quality Assurance Limited to certify ISO 9001/2015 quality procedures are met. 

Full warranty certificates are supplied with mobility conversion vehicles and we hold certificates of approval with vehicle base manufacturers, interior equipment, furnishing manufacturers and health & safety assessors.

There is an open invitation for customers to visit our factory at any time and we have a dedicated team who are available to talk about options across a wide range of vehicles.

We look forward to working with our clients to achieve a great satisfaction along with a high-quality, safe minibus.

Call us today to learn more about Stanford Coachworks services on 01375 676088.

Vehicle Improvement Programme

In today’s tough economic climate. There is an increased need to reduce transport costs but without compromising on quality and value. Stanford Coachworks has responded to the challenge by introducing a new and exclusive service which caters to even the tightest budget. This service is our ‘Vehicle Improvement Programme’ or VIP for short.


Top quality, cost-effective service

This service is based upon extending the value and longevity of clients current vehicle’s rather than replacing then. It comes with the Stanford Coachworks guarantee of quality and professionalism. We even ensure that these vehicles meet ISO 9001 / 2015 and health and safety standards.

Our VIP sees vehicles refurbished to individual customer requirements, always with safety in mind. We use our many years of experience and knowledge within the coachworks industry to ensure that these vehicle remain fit for purpose and maintain their current value.

At Stanford Coachworks, we understand that organisations are faced with tough decisions regarding their fleet vehicles. We have responded to that by offering three base packages which are tailored to any size of budget.

VIP Packages:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

All of these packages include a rigorous safety inspection, full valet, steam clean, fire safety check, lubrication and new decals where necessary. These features come as standard. The gold and silver packages include replacement floor covering, re-trimmed interiors, wheelchair lift servicing and a full wax and polish.

Optional Extras

Optional extras are not included in these packages, however they can be added to the quotation if so desired. This includes vehicle servicing and repair, new personalised sign writing / lettering and a repaint of the entire vehicle. All of these optional extras plus the gold, silver and bronze packages are accompanied by a timescale for the refurbishment and suggestions for future improvements.

We supply a FREE life hammer or belt cutter along with a signed certificate for all completed projects. This is one of the many reasons why we have a reputation for attention to detail and excellent customer care.

Contact us today to learn more about our Vehicle Improvement Programme on 01375 676088.


The issue of safety is something that we take very seriously at Stanford Coachworks. We supply vehicles that contain the very latest in digital technology.  Style and comfort is in mind, but safety is always at the forefront.

All of our vehicles are designed and built to ISO standards. Each vehicle is thoroughly tested to ensure that they are safe and durable. The aim is to provide comfort and reliability but also value for money.

Every vehicle, whether it is a wheelchair accessible minibus, ambulance, PTS vehicle, tour bus, luxury minibus or a refurbished minibus (as part of the vehicle improvement programme) has to meet health and safety regulations.


Department of Transport Safety Standards

Our vehicles are built to meet Department of Transport regulations governing certain aspects of vehicle safety. These include technical requirements for seat belts fitted in coaches and minibuses, electronic stability control and the safety of wheelchair passengers in minibuses and other similar vehicles.



More information can be found at the

Department for Transport website here.


Safety Legislation

All of our conversions are designed and supplied with either M1 or M2 IVA certification or with British National Small Series Type Approval. We ensure that all applicable safety legislation is conformed to. A certificate is supplied with any vehicle we convert when delivering it to our customers.


Safety Inspection and Evaluation

We supply vehicles which not only meet our customer’s requirements but are also designed to carry passengers in safety and comfort at all times. We give our clients pride and confidence in their vehicle as well as reassurance about safety and security.

At Stanford Coachworks we will never cut corners on safety. We reject any vehicle that fails to meet safety standards during our in-production quality control checks. Every vehicle is examined from top to bottom and has to meet ISO 9001/2015 standards before it is signed off for approval. This takes place during the production process and forms part of the warranty.

Stanford Coachworks Values

At Stanford Coachworks, we have worked hard to build a solid reputation in our marketplace. The welfare industry are well aware of Stanford Coachworks’ quality vehicle conversions. This includes our wheelchair accessible minibuses and passenger transport minibuses.

Our reputation is also growing across the UK and further afield, for luxury minibuses, ambulances, emergency response vehicles and bespoke corporate vehicles. Because of this we have developed a series of values to stand by for all of our customers and to build a true partnership relationship.

Our values are as follows:


  • To serve a cross section of public and private sector industries with exceptional quality premium and comfort vehicle conversions.


At Stanford Coachworks we value many types of partnerships with our customers, these include:

  • Tailored partnership: Creating a valued and loyal partnership that goes beyond supply. Our vehicles are tailored to each and every need.
  • Confidence: Our history of attention to detail, being on top of industry knowledge and having an extensive and loyal client list.
  • Reliability: Trust in our delivery, your warranty, guarantee and quality.
  • Safety: Fully compliant to H&S with ISO standards, Type approval, M2 certification.
  • Superiority: Tailored vehicle brand, tailored specification, tailored conversion, tailored quality.
  • Absolutely no compromise: It’s a partnership from start to finish and beyond, quality compromise simply will not happen.

To view a range of our vehicles please refer to our gallery pages here.

Please feel free to contact us today on 01375 676088 or complete our enquiry form here – we’re here to help!

At Stanford Coachworks our ethos has always been one of trust, quality and reputation.

Our company values prove that we are all about building long lasting partnerships with our clients, offering an open book policy.

We take pride in the knowledge that we can support our clients when developing their minibus, luxury coach, ambulance or tailored vehicle.

Trust in our values, trust in our quality, trust in our safety procedures and testing, and trust in us!

It’s the Stanford Distinction!


For more information about Stanford Coachworks conversions please contact us on: 01375 676 088.

What our customers say...

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Buzzlines

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, St Ann’s Hospice

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, 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, London Hire Ltd

High build quality, specialist knowledge...on-time delivery are key decisions in the relationship.

Eddie, 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, Help the Aged

Stanford has developed a well-used specification that is liked by customers.

Amerjit, London Borough of Redbridge

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