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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles’ Converter

GowringsVersa is a trading name of Gowrings Mobility Group Ltd. Our company is part of the Newship Group and one of the leading UK Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists in the UK.

With over 50 years’ experience, GowringsVersa Mobility are proud of our reputation for providing wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) of the highest quality and innovative designs that represent excellent value for money.
We place the needs of the wheelchair user at the heart of our designs by listening to customers’ needs and requirements.

We design, manufacture and market a wide range of wheelchair accessible vehicles that have been extensively converted to allow wheelchair users to travel in their wheelchairs as passengers. We convert many vehicle types with typical brand partners including, Ford, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Renault, Vauxhall and Fiat.

GowringsVersa Mobility

Our Mission

To be the first choice supplier of quality, trusted and innovative wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Our History

GowringsVersa Mobility, (then known as Gowrings Mobility), was established in Thatcham in 1963. We were one of the first vehicle suppliers to the Motability scheme in the 1970’s and a founding member of the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Converters Association (WAVCA), the body responsible for setting industry safety standards.

We have been at the forefront of the design, manufacture and supply of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). We have a proud history spanning over 50 years of service to our customers in the UK.

1963

WAV Converter, Gowrings Mobility

was founded in 1963 and operated from Thatcham, Berkshire. The company invented the original ‘wheelchair passenger vehicle’ and was one of the first suppliers of wheelchair accessible vehicles to Motability.

A Gowrings Mobility ad from 1963 - We're Miles Ahead - Available on Motability

“Our first wheelchair accessible vehicle – a hand-built conversion based on the Austin Mini Countryman”

The Multiple Sclerosis Society - Tunbridge Wells

2009

Gowrings Mobility was purchased by the Newship Group.

Gowring logo from 1963   

2019

8th April 2019
Gowings Mobility acquire WAV Converter,O&H Mobility, in order to grow its business and provide a wider vehicle range and service.

     

2020

30 November 2020
Gowrings Mobility Acquisition of another WAV conversion business, Versa, from Bristol Street Fourth Investments Limited (Part of the Vertu Motors Group).

This acquisition extended the existing product range even further to add to the range of high-quality WAVs.

2021

01 April 2021

Gowrings Mobility after the acquisition of Versa, change the company name to GowringsVersa Mobility, (part of the legal entity: Gowrings Mobility Group Limited).

Operating from two sites: Thatcham Berkshire and Batley, West Yorkshire

 

Continuous Innovation

We set the bar in the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle world with innovative designs and manufacturing quality and all our conversions and vehicles are fully tested. GowringsVersa Mobility continues to invest in research and development to achieve the very best in WAV standards.

Our designs are created from listening to and understanding our customers’ wheelchair accessible vehicle needs to ensure we create the highest quality wheelchair accessible vehicles that deliver outstanding value for money.

Our Free Demonstration Service 

When you are ready to assess one of our vehicles, a member of our team will bring the vehicle to you to confirm that it is the most appropriate vehicle to meet your motoring needs. Our demonstration team are highly experienced and their role is to show you the features of the car for you to assess its suitability. This service is free and carries no obligation.

Start Your Journey To A Better Life

Push the wheelchair in, secure it down and off you go. In a matter of minutes, a lifetime of memories can be created – that is how simple travel can be.
From your first call to GowringsVersa Mobility, you will notice that we really are different. We have continued to stay close to the real needs of our customers – wheelchair passenger vehicles is all we do and it is our people’s passion and enthusiasm that drives our success.

“My street cred has gone up my new wheels are so cool.Thank you for helping me and my Mum, I am so happy. Awarded 5 Stars by Judgeservice.”
L Friel

“I just wanted to thank you and all those involved in the procurement and preparation of my car. I can’t begin to explain what a difference it is going to make to my life.  I have been housebound and confined to one room for the past 3 years while waiting for my adapted house to become available and now with the addition of the car it will give back so much of my life.”
Nick Bateman

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your patience with me and for organising everything so seamlessly.  You have been amazing and so helpful.  The car is amazing, I could have gone and sat in there for hours just for the smell of a new car and the peace!  The whole process from start to finish has been so smooth, I would thoroughly recommend you and all your colleagues to anyone. Everyone has been so professional, knowledgeable and helpful.   Hopefully I won’t bother Gowrings too much but you always know some people are a bit harder work than others!!!!!!!  Thanks again. Lucy”
Lucy Finnegan

Gowrings did everything they said they would do. There was no pressure to buy the vehicle when it was demonstrated
Customer Review Via RAC Reviews

GowringsVersa Mobility Easter Closing:

GowringsVersa Mobility will be closed: from Friday 15th April 2022 to Monday 18th April 2022

Reopening on Tuesday 19th April 2022

Support for our Motability Customers

Emergency Breakdown Cover
(via RAC)
0800 73 111 73 / 0333 20 218 78
Tyres (via Kwik Fit) 0330 12 315 31
Glass (via Autoglass) 0300 03 799 44
Motability Insurance (via RSA) 0300 03 737 37
Motability Customer Services(Motability Contact Centre) 0300 456 4566 (Mon to Friday 8am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 5pm)

 

Manufacturer’s Breakdown Support for our non-Motability Customers

Fiat Assist 00800 342 80000
Ford 1 Call 0800 111 234  /  020 3564 4444
Renault 0800 085 8005  /  0333 202 3005
Vauxhall Assist 0800 553 388
VW Assist 0800 777 192

 

For Used Vehicles, where breakdown cover has been activated as advised at Delivery:

RAC  -  Tel 0333 2000 999