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Inside the Steering Developments offices

The Team

As of April 2019, one of the founders and Managing Director of SDL, Terry Newman, stepped down from his role and has taken the opportunity to retire. The business is now in the very capable and experienced hands of Grant Harbour and Stuart Parker, who've served the business and our customers brilliantly for a number of years.

The new business owners, Grant and Stuart, share decades of experience in the industry and have both worked hard to shape our culture of customer excellence and quality control. Our amazing team has recently expanded to accommodate demand and we look forward providing innovative vehicle modifications that transform and enhance lives for years to come.

The Steering Developments offices

The Service

We're not an off-the-shelf supplier. What sets us apart is our dedication to providing customised, fully bespoke solutions that fit your specific needs without compromise.

We'll never rush you, and we'll certainly never try to sell you something that may not be suitable. Instead, we take the time to get to know you as an individual. We'll learn what your challenges and goals are and in the unlikely event it's something we can't help with, we'll be perfectly honest and up front about it.

We're here to help; not sell.

High Standards

We're committed to continually improving, which is why we complete a lot of training and development, and keep up to date with innovations and industry best practices. Actually, we're well-known in the industry for our ability to solve problems that other manufacturers can't - we're pretty much the benchmark for technical adaptations.

We're widely recognised as the supplier that carries out the simplest to the most complicated driving controls, and for supplying the best WAVs on the market. We're also the only official UK supplier of the Yamaha JW range, through our SD Motion range of powered wheelchairs, batteries and accessories.

Ongoing Innovation

Because we often do the most complicated vehicle adaptations, both privately and for Motability, our technicians make sure they keep up with technology so that they can always give you the best outcome.

We also like to try new things - such as lightening the power steering on newer model cars - so we not only stay ahead of the game, but also offer you the very latest innovations and adaptations to help you stay independent for longer. We also end up doing quite a lot of sub-contracted work, for dealers around the country who rely on us to keep their clients satisfied too.

Access to Work

The multi-function steering system offers joysteer individuals user-friendly solutions. Thanks to modern technology, it is again possible to enjoy the

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VAT Exemption

Certain individuals who are 'chronically sick or disabled' may well be VAT exempt for certain goods and services supplied - let us explain how.

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Training and Updates to the SDMotion

Our partners from a leading Japanese OEM Supplier came to give us some training on the latest updates to our SDMotion technology

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In the News - Wheelchairs, Buses, Football, and Parking

Featuring the main stories in the news focusing on disability and accessibility in recent weeks.

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Association Memberships

We are proud to be members of a number of different trade and industry associations, as part of our commitment to safety and excellence.

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ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System


We were the first in our industry to obtain our BSI standard back in 1996. Since this date we have continued to maintain our quality management systems so that our records and accountability continue to be of a high standard to achieve this award.

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European Mobility Group


The EMG is a non-profit association of businesses throughout Europe concerned with promoting the independent mobility of persons with disabilities by providing equipment and vehicle modifications. Steering Developments was one of 8 companies who established the EMG in Paris in 1987. Since then membership has steadily grown and today more than 40 members contribute to the group. The current focus is to establish rigorous standards for the car adaptation industry through the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). In essence, this is about making sure that people who travel in an adapted car get the same level of safety as you would expect in a standard car.