About David Relph Adaptations

Independence Restored

David Relph Adaptations is a family run business established in 1998 by David, a paraplegic himself. We offer unrivalled experience and expertise with a friendly down to earth approach and reliable service. With us you deal direct with people with hands on experience and not a pushy sales team.

We’re the first and longest established Motability accredited adaptation specialist in Norfolk and Suffolk and are recommended by all of your local car dealerships and all adaptation suppliers.

The majority of our adaptations are installed via a mobile service to your home, work or at the dealership prior to you collecting your new vehicle. We also have workshop facilities and offer a collection and delivery service for more involved jobs. We cover the whole of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and often further afield.

Most adaptations we supply and fit are available for you to see on one of our demonstration vehicles.

Meet the Team

Owen, Dan and Ryan noted below are a well trained professional team with the ability to work independently, greatly respected and appreciated by myself, a great asset to this 'Family' business. They have great respect from our customers re their approach, communication skills and understanding of their Individual disabilities.

David Relph

David himself has been confined to a wheelchair following an accident on an off road trike leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He solely founded the business in 1998. Due to his own major disability he has a great understanding of the disabled community, as his logo highlights his aim is to ‘Restore Independence’ where so ever possible. Davids engineering background stems back right from a very young age when he was always helping his uncle fix the coaches in his families coach business. Since leaving school he took an apprenticeship where he was responsible for the overhaul of all types of civil engineering machinery, a position in which he passed his City & Guilds with flying colours. David diversified his skills moving into factory maintenance, car garages and travelling the world in the merchant navy in his role as refrigeration engineering officer. Following this he owned and ran his own motor car sales, repair and servicing garage prior to his accident. Davids vast engineering experience has left him in a good situation where he usually has a solution to the many different enquiries for adaptations received, this experience set the business in good stead and has been passed through the team.

Owen Clarke
Office Manager

Owen is your first point of contact , a person I have had a personal business relationship since 2009 as he was employed by my Local Ford Dealership running the Service Reception Department (a post he held for some 10 years, well respected and liked) During which time he was Motability Accredited for after Sales. Owen's professionalism, nature and character impressed myself that I personally felt he was the person to run an ever improving Company 'David Relph Vehicle Adaptations (David Relph Ltd)' that I personally head hunted him. Owen has been involved in the Motor Trade all his life, is a Vauxhall Master Technician / Ford Technician whom benefits from a first class understanding of the Motor Vehicle Industry. Since joining the Company on 20th March 2017 Owen has a great understanding of our industry and able to help and advise you of your requirements to the Highest standard. He is in daily communications with our Adaptation suppliers and an excellent relationship with 'East Anglian Drivability', your local Assessment Centre based in Thetford.

Daniel Potter (Dan)
Installation Technician

Dan joined the company in 2011 after seeing our advert for an installation technician, after a brief chat at the workshop an instant bond was created. It was obvious Dan was the man for the job. Previously Dan worked as a motor vehicle technician apprentice at a car garage carrying out repairs, servicing and mot preparation work. Dan then moved into the coach industry where he was not only responsible for the mechanical aspect of a coach but also the fabrication of the structure and body work which gave him a good insight into this industry. During both apprenticeships Dan achieved his City & Guilds. Dan's background has led him to instantly pick up the installation of all adaptations. Dan has the ability to come up with the solutions for those bespoke adaptions required by yourselves from time to time. He has a very friendly approach and a good understanding of our customers needs.

Ryan Chadwick

I have personally known Ryan since the conception of David Relph vehicle Adaptations in 1998/1999 as he was employed by one of our suppliers. Due to a chance meeting at a training course back in 2017 we discussed the possibility of him joining our team. Ryan has great expertise from well known companies within the industry (having spent the majority of his working life in the adaptations trade) these include Jeff Gosling Hand Controls Ltd and Autochair Ltd. Ryan has first class customer service, he strives to give each customer exactly what they need by listening to their personal requirements. Ryan’s seventeen years of working in adaptations means that you will be thrilled with the service you receive from us.