Corporate Supporters

CTA is delighted to recognise the contribution of its corporate supporters. These are key suppliers to the community transport sector who understand the needs of CTA members and have engaged with CTA to support our work and help our members.

Interested in becoming a CTA Corporate Supporter? Get in touch with


    Proud supporters of Community Transport since 1986, Minibus Options are industry leading custom built minibus specialists, providing bespoke solutions for any passenger transport application.

    Our unique showroom in Whaley Bridge features a permanent exhibition of the industries best solutions for passenger access, accommodation and comfort. All this alongside our production facility where up to 60 minibuses in various stages of build may be viewed and assessed side by side.

    Travel Assistance available for CTA Members to visit our showroom. We provide either 2 standard return train tickets, or the cost of the fuel for one vehicle to make the journey.


    For over 60 years Enterprise has been renowned for delivering world class leading car and van rental. And as the needs of our customers have changed, we’ve changed with them, investing in new technology and services to make mobility easier than ever before.

    And nowhere is that more evident than our Accessible Vehicle Division. Enterprise Flex-E-Rent offers more than 400 wheelchair accessible vehicles ranging from small vehicles, suitable for providing transport for a single wheelchair user, to larger accessible minibuses, which can accommodate up to six wheelchair users as well as other able-bodied passengers.


    PHVC are a leading vehicle management company which specialise in the Community & Care, Schools & University sectors for all aspects of vehicle procurement.

    We pride ourselves on having over 27 years’ experience of Minibuses, Cars and Vans including specially adapted vehicles for organisations across the UK. Offering competitive prices due to our partnerships with leading manufacturers and major funding companies, there is a solution to your fleet needs.

    In our offering we can include full maintenance contracts & management services with annual mileage health checks together with various finance plans for a low capital outlay and fixed monthly costs.


    Unwin, an Autoadapt company, is a part of a worldwide safe mobility solutions group with Autoadapt, BraunAbility, Bruno Independent Living Aids and Foca-Braun, offering innovative solutions for the improvement of safe, independent living for wheelchair users.

    Trusted across the world by passengers, their carers and safety professionals, the group delivers market-leading products to maximise accessibility for all.

    Customers can purchase bespoke solutions from a wide range of products including lifts, ramps, flooring systems, wheelchair & occupant restraints and seat fixtures. Unwin’s own dynamic testing lab at its headquarters in Somerset, ensures all products meet the latest regulations and safety standards.


    For 25 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on one vision: to develop, manufacture, test and support the world’s most effective wheelchair passenger safety solutions.

    We believe all mobility passengers deserve access to the same level of safety as those around them. Through research and development, engineering and support, to providing innovative solutions, we are Making Safety Accessible.


    Courtside Conversions, based in South West England specialise in bespoke accessible vehicle conversions, with a reputation across the UK for providing completely customisable minibus conversions with exceptional customer service and an aftercare service second to none. We consider ourselves a friendly ‘one-stop shop’ for premium quality vehicle conversions and with over 20 years in business, we can guide you through the process with objective, reliable advice from first contact to vehicle delivery and beyond.


    GM Coachwork has been providing minibus conversions for nearly 30 years to a wide range of clients including CTA’s, charities, county councils, schools and NHS Trusts.

    No two clients needs are the same so no two minibuses we build are the same. Our locally sourced team of highly skilled engineers and minibus converters ensures every minibus conversion is finished to the same exacting standards. Wheelchair accessible minibuses and school minibuses are our speciality. Our years of experience ensures we can recommend the best minibus conversions.

    GM can tailor make your minibus with your choice of seating, doors, steps, heating and trimming. Their sales support will also guide you through the legalities of driving a minibus and the current legislation. Every step of the way they will be working with you to guarantee you get the vehicle you need.


    Based in Thatcham, Berkshire, Gowrings Mobility is the UK’s longest established company producing and supplying wheelchair accessible vehicles. We design, manufacture and market a wide range of vehicles that have been extensively converted to allow wheelchair users to travel in their wheelchairs as passengers.

    We set the standards. The company invented the original ‘wheelchair passenger vehicle’ and was the first supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles to Motability. 50 years on, Gowrings Mobility is a highly successful business and is renowned for its customer service, quality products and professionalism.

    Over the years, we have excelled with our innovative designs and high standards on quality. As a leading manufacturer and supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles, the real needs of our customers remains at the heart of our business.


    Thames Valley Operators is a Community Interest Company set up by Keep Mobile (Wokingham), Swindon Dial A Ride and Slough Community Transport. As charitable organisations we provide accessible transport services for the benefit of the community, including Group Transport, Dial A Ride, Dial A Bus, Day Trips, Social Car, Self Drive Hire, Shopmobility plus Social Services, Education and non-emergency Patient Transport.

    Back in 2003 we were looking for software to support our own CT operations and, being unable to find a solution that really met the challenges and demands of what we do, we decided to write our own. The result was CATSS which we found so useful that we decided to form Thames Valley Operators to make it available to other CT organisations.

    We have hands-on experience of our own software every day as we run our urban and rural services along the Thames Valley and M4 corridor. We think it’s the little things, based on our inside knowledge and empathy that make a difference. Like knowing that not all wheelchairs are the same size. Or understanding how complex funding can be, depending on the trips you make and your local authority.

    Today our expertise is shared successfully with numerous charitable organisations and local authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a Community Interest Company any surplus we make through the development of CATSS software is re-invested directly back into the services provided for our communities by the three founding organisations.


    H.W. Pickrell was established in 1965, specialising in the sale and purchase of a comprehensive range of quality new and used wheelchair accessible vehicles, minibuses and frontline emergency ambulances.

    We have established an excellent reputation for quality, commitment and value for money within these sectors and along with a wealth of experience and proven expertise, this enables us to fulfil the most demanding requirements of our clients. We stock both new and used wheelchair friendly, adapted and ambulance type vehicles and have a wide range of used standard mini buses for sale.


    As the UK’s leading passenger vehicle seat manufacturers, Phoenix Seating is renowned for providing practical, quality, industry-compliant passenger seating to a comprehensive marketplace.

    With an exceptional pride in developing innovative designs and advances to its seating ranges and solutions available, Phoenix Seating is dedicated to servicing the transport market with outstanding seating products and customer service.


    Bollington Insurance is an independent insurance broker that operates the current CTA Insurance facility.  Bollington can provide insurance for motor fleets or single vehicles, property, liability and any other insurance requirements.

    As the only broker working with the Association, they understand the needs of the membership base well and with over 260 live policies in place for CTA members, the CTA Insurance facility is often the natural choice.


    At School Minibus Leasing UK we understand the difficulty in making the right decision when it comes to procurement of a new minibus. As one of the leading suppliers of leasing products, you can be assured that our comprehensive and pragmatic fleet solutions make your decision an easier one.  Quality remains at the centre of what we do.

    A family business with over 40 years’ automotive experience, we take enormous pride in delivering the highest standards of care through our personal and flexible approach.