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Minibus World's 'Name our range of Wheelchair Accessible Minibuses' Competition

CanDrive EasyOn Competition

Branding forms an integral part of any organisation or business. A brand should give instant recognition of the company behind it, its products and can even reflect its core values.

During 2014 Minibus World developed the CanDrive brand and approached the Community Transport Association to launch a competition in their publication for all Community Transport organisations in the UK to enter.

We asked their members to create a brand name for our range of CanDrive Wheelchair Accessible Minibuses. The first prize being £1,000 towards a two week all inclusive holiday and a runners up prize of £250.


The winning entry was EzyOn Minibuses which was eventually adapted to the CanDrive EasyOn Wheelchair Accessible Minibus. The winner was Tony D from Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) who collected his prize in person at Minibus World's Head Office in Knypersley on Tuesday 8th March. Tony intends to put the £1,000 prize towards a holiday to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary.

The runner up was EazyBus by Joanne P from Fenland Association of Community Transport (FACT) who has won £250. Joanne was delighted to be the runner up and thought that the new range of minibuses were going to be a huge success.

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Following the competition Minibus World has continued to develop the range of CanDrive Minibuses that allow drivers who only have a car licence to drive a minibus up to 17 seats (conditions apply) and drive out of category. Car licence holders having received their licence after January 1997 cannot normally drive a minibus over 9 seats.

Our complete range of CanDrive minibuses include fixed and accessible minibuses for schools, charities, care and voluntary sectors.

• CanDrive Light which is currently the only 17 seat 3.5 ton minibus in the country that you CanDrive on a car licence.

• CanDrive Flexi which has added versatility for the occasional transport of wheelchair occupants or storage space for kit and improved payload carrying capacity.

• CanDrive Maxi which has been designed to be more suitable where passenger ages ranges are 16 yrs and over, with the added versatility for the occasional transport of wheelchair users and significantly improved payload carrying capacity.

See our CanDrive EasyOn article in MiniPlus Magazine

Company Profile

Minibus World is a manufacturer of bespoke minibuses employing a local, talented and experienced workforce. We build on site converting vans to minibuses with between 3 - 17 seats including the option for removable seats allowing space for wheelchair users. We provide options for outright purchase, rental, leasing and contract hire across our entire range of new minibuses.

Our extensive range of new and pre-owned vehicles are competitively priced and ideal for conversions based on our customer's individual requirements.

Thousands of Schools, charities, care homes, nursing homes, taxi firms, local authorities, community transport, individuals and businesses have already benefited from our expert knowledge and high quality products.

Our personal approach, lead times, product quality and customer service along with our understanding of customer needs mean that we gain significant repeat business and referrals.

Minibus demonstrations are available at any time on request. Call 01782 444289 to arrange a demonstration or to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

Recruitment Drive

Minibus World is in a sustained period of growth and we are currently looking for two very different types of employees.

The first being skilled workers who have vehicle conversion experience and other skills such as window fitting, seat fitting, joinery and carpet trimming.

The second being people with good hand to eye coordination and experience of using hand tools. We provide 6 – 12 months on the job training and development for people who are looking to settle in to a long term career in conversions.

Recruiting experienced hard working team players with a positive can do attitude from our locality is vital to the continued growth of our business. We are not a sweat shop and like to employ people who can make a difference and achieve high levels of product quality for our end users. Click here for more information about Joining Our Team.

March 10, 2016

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