At Stanford Coachworks we have a fantastic sales team who are dedicated to helping you design the vehicle that you desire. Our team are here to assist you with choosing the best features for your minibus whilst ensuring that it meets all safety legislations and standards.


Our dedicated Stanford’s sales team (left to right – Paul Dedman, John Jennings, Mike Gasper)

Paul Dedman

Paul is one of Stanford Coachworks’ salesmen and is based in the South of England. Paul has been with us since June 2018 and he has extensive knowledge in the wheelchair accessible industry.

Paul Dedman – Based in the South of England

Paul’s Experience

Paul is a qualified CPC manager in passenger transport and was previously the transport manager for a PTS & Taxi provider in West London. He was responsible for around 90 vehicles so has a very good understanding of the challenges facing his transport manager colleagues in the industry. In 2013, Paul began working for Dawson Group and used his knowledge and understanding to best provide Asset Hire Solutions into the wheelchair accessible transport industry. 2015 saw Paul move to Gowrings Mobility which was his break into the wheelchair conversion industry. He finally made his move to Stanford Coachworks in 2018 in which he has expanded his client base as he is now able to provide a vast range of vehicles and fantastic products. The flexibility of our products enables Paul to give his customers the best experience and design them their desired vehicle. 


Paul’s Most Memorable Vehicle

In 2018 Paul designed a Fiat Ducato for Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity. This is Pauls most memorable vehicle as the charity were over the moon with the final product and feel that it makes a real difference in such a diverse and rural community. Bedford Rural Communities Charity provide wheelchair accessible minibuses to people who are unable to use public transport in the Bedford area due to a disability which is either permanent or temporary. The service is safe and accessible, all minibuses are equipped with a tail lift and friendly staff who are able to escort you from your door. 


More About Paul…

Paul was previously a volunteer for St Johns Ambulance as an advanced first aider until 2016 when he moved area. He now spends most of his spare time exploring, bike riding and camping with his family, especially his 5 year old daughter. He is a great English rugby fan and enjoys going to games at the world famous Twickenham stadium. 

If you would like to speak with Paul regarding a minibus please call

07584 290952 or email

Mike Gasper 

Mike plays a huge role in the Stanford Coachworks sales team and he is based at our Stanford le Hope office in Essex. Mike has recently celebrated his 10th anniversary with the company and has considerable knowledge within all sectors of the industry. 

Mike Gasper – Based in our Stanford le Hope office, Essex

Mike’s Experience

Before coming to Stanford Coachworks, Mike was the Regional Manager for Irisbus, now better known as Iveco Bus UK, for 10 years where ironically the largest account that he managed was Stanford Coachworks. Prior to Iveco, Mike was part of the famous Ford Motor Company in Dagenham, just outside of London, and his main role was in sales. With 26 years of experience under his belt, Mike has had the chance to work for many companies which specialise in the sale of buses therefore he has a great understanding when choosing a vehicle to fit your specific transport needs. 


Mike’s Most Memorable Vehicle

In 2012 Mike had the honour of designing a Vauxhall Movano for the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) which was sponsored by Help for Heroes. The vehicle is used at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where the RCDM have a specialist unit that focuses on injured service personnel when repatriated from war zones. This particular minibus is used to take patients for outings or to transport them to other facilities. Mike had the pleasure of meeting some of our brave service personnel on the wards and the dedicated staff that care for them which he found extremely overwhelming and rewarding.  

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More About Mike…

For over 30 years Mike has been an active member of Lions Club International and has been president of his local Southend on Sea and Leigh on Sea clubs on 3 occasions. Mike has taken part in 2 aid convoys where he was tasked with driving a truck full of supplies to both Romania and Croatia. In his free time Mike enjoys spending quality time with his granddaughter and of a weekend clay pigeon shooting where his enjoyment levels are often higher than his scores! 

If you would like to speak to Mike regarding a minibus please call

01375 676088 or email 

John Jennings 

John is our longest serving salesman at Stanford Coachworks and has been with the company for 15 years now. He is based in the North of England but also covers most of Wales. John is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to minibuses and will be more than happy to assist you when designing a vehicle to meet your organisations specification. 

John Jennings – Based in the North of England

John’s Experience

John has always been in the minibus industry and has previously worked for minibus and coach building companies such as Driveline and Frank Guy. John began working for Stanford Coachworks in 2004 so has an exceptionally good understanding of minibus conversions. He is also dedicated to ensuring that the vehicles he designs are to the highest quality and that they meet all safety legislations. 


John’s Most Memorable Vehicle

As John has been at Stanford Coachworks for 15 years it was too difficult for him to choose just one of his most memorable vehicles. In 2010 John received a large order for 106 wheelchair accessible Ford Transit Jumbo’s and 7 Volkswagen Crafters from West Midlands Special Needs Transport (also known as Accessible Transport Group). The vehicles are used as part of the organisations ‘ring and ride’ service which provides door to door transport for anyone with any form of disability or mobility problem in the West Midlands. The organisation now has over 72,000 registered users that benefit from the service. For more information on the Accessible Transport Group click here

Wheelchair accessible Volkswagen Crafter for the Accessible Transport Groups Ring and Ride service

In 2016 John designed a fleet of wheelchair accessible school minibuses for Glasgow City Council. The minibuses featured 16 removable seats in the rear of the vehicle and a single cab passenger seat in the front. Other features included an electric side step, an underfloor tail lift and foldable Jack and Jill signs.

A wheelchair accessible school minibus for Glasgow City Council 

More About John…

John has a young son who he spends a lot of quality time with playing and watching football together. He is currently teaching his son how to play snooker – it won’t be long before he is better than his dad! John also enjoys playing golf and has taken part in many of the Stanford Coachworks golf days in order to raise money for a range of multiple charities. 

If you would like to speak to John regarding a minibus please call

07557 510977 or email


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