Brotherwood News

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December 4, 2015
Christmas Opening Hours

Please note that our offices and factory will be closed for Christmas as follows:

Closed from 2.30pm, Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Re-Open from 8.30am, Monday 4th January 2016

Thankyou and Merry Christmas!

October 13, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions about Volkswagen Emissions

Over the past few days we have been asked many questions regarding the recent Volkswagen emissions issue. Whilst we ourselves are waiting for clarification regarding this issue, we have assembled the most frequently asked questions here in order to reassure our customers that we are working to resolve any issues that may affect you.

September 24, 2015
Community Group Acquire First Electric WAV

A community transport group in Yorkshire has become the first organisation in the country to acquire a ground breaking new fully electric, wheelchair accessible vehicle.

August 25, 2015
Joshua Takes a Trip to the Monaco GP in Brotherwood Multipla

Motorsport fan Joshua took a trip to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, completing the entire journey in comfort in a Brotherwood converted Fiat Multipla.

August 19, 2015
SPECIAL OFFER | Free Overnight Hotel Stay For 2

We are fortunate to be located in Dorset, with it’s stunning scenery, beautiful countryside and amazing coastline. For a limited time we will be offering you the chance to experience the area for yourself, with a FREE overnight stay in one of Dorset’s leading accessible hotels.

July 2, 2015
Ex-Serviceman Sets Hill Climb Record in Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Nissan

Amid all of the noise and smoke at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a very different type of course record was set, as Lionel O’Connor became both the first, and the fastest person ever to complete the famous hillclimb in a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

In 2006 Private O’Connor was serving with the Royal Anglians in Iraq when his vehicle was caught in a huge explosion, killing two of his colleagues. Lionel was severely injured, losing his left leg as a result. At the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lionel made history to become the very first wheelchair user in the 23 years of the event to complete the iconic hill climb course as a passenger aboard a wheelchair accessible Brotherwood vehicle, piloted by Goodwood regular and former Nissan BTCC racing driver Andy Middlehurst.

May 28, 2015
Brotherwood to Exhibit at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th – 28th June 2015

Brotherwood are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting a range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for the first time ever at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, from the 25th – 28th June 2015 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations.

April 1, 2015
Brotherwood Mourn 'Founding Inspiration', John Lambert MBE

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death on Friday, 27 March 2015, of John Lambert MBE, a very close friend and founding inspiration of Brotherwood Automobility. He was a C-5 quadriplegic, paralysed from the neck down, and had been in a wheelchair for 34 years.

March 23, 2015
Go Green With Envy: The UK’s First Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle From Brotherwood®

In 1985 Brotherwood Automobility revolutionized transport for disabled people across the UK, by re-engineering Nissan Prairie to carry a wheelchair seated passenger, whilst blending seamlessly with the other cars on the road - unlike the ‘Pope-mobile’ style conversions prevalent at the time. In turn Brotherwood pioneered a new method of wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacture which has often since been imitated, but never bettered. 

30 years later the Dorset-based company has set yet another first for wheelchair passenger transport, teaming with Nissan again with the launch of the Brotherwood Envy: The UK’s first Fully Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, based on the Nissan eNV-200 Combi. The Brotherwood Envy marks yet another milestone for the pioneering company which was also the first to create a wheelchair passenger ‘up-front’ Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), and also the first to achieve Low Volume Type Approval for a wheelchair car conversion.

March 19, 2015
Brotherwood Automobility Ltd donate computers to Thornford Primary School

Brotherwood Automobility Ltd, Beer Hackett, recently replaced its computers. Rather than dispose of its former IT equipment it decided to donate it to Thornford Primary School.

The company invited the school children along to the business to collect the donated equipment and learn about technology in the work place.