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What our clients say

I experienced your very helpful & efficient service in your handling of a drivers’ seat modification on my Peugeot 208 on 20/02’20, and adjustment on 06/03.
From the moment of arrival at your premises one is made to feel welcome – – and safely in the hands of professionals who care. Even though mine was a small job on a modest hatchback, your attitude and service was at a level in keeping with a much higher-value job.
Since returning home, as an ‘oldie, I have been ‘hibernating’ against the viral emergency. So, no chance yet to do a proper mileage test of the new seating posture. If, later on, I need a ‘minor mod.’, I will let you know.

With thanks & Best Wishes to the JDHC Team – stay safe.

Jon Nightingale

Great adaptations needed hand controls has my ms has progressed to the point where I found it hard too 100% trust my driving with pedals.. Found using push and pull hand controls after a few familarisation lessons and a few miles around the local roads has given me the no worry feeling now … great company all round best discussion I made…

Mark smith

I had a seat fitted to my new motability car that means my wife can be brought completely out of the car on the seat and it is a game changer and has made the transfer to the wheelchair so much easier . The fitting was excellent and everything works brilliantly .

J Kemp

I decided to have hand controls fitted by JDHC following diagnosis of Charcot’s foot, a nasty disease requiring my right foot to be in plaster for four to six months or longer.
My Mercedes was adapted recently and whilst the hand controls take some getting used to, I am enjoying my freedom again.
Thank you JDHC for an excellent job at a very reasonable price. Very professional, very efficient.
Keep up the good work.

Nigel Taylor

I have been coming here for my hand controls since my first car a Ford Corsair was done by Jim when he was working for Midland Cylinder Rebores around 1973. Since then I have never considered any other make as Jims Designs are the best with royal treatment from all the staff.
Can’t believe it’s almost 10 years since he passed away. He must have been very proud of his sons Danny and Tommy continuing the business and traditions. I’m currently considering another car and will be doing the 250 mile round trip as distance does not matter when such quality engineering is used to solve virtually any driving issues.

D Hirst

Great service, I’ve used JDHC a number of times and they’ve never let me down. A personal service and that makes a huge difference. Thanks 🙂

Neil Jones

Always do a great job highly recommend them .

Michelle jackson

Excellent, friendly and highly professional service. I have no hesitation in recommending them .

Alan Johnson JP

JDHC have been adapting vehicles for me for nearly 15 years. I have never experienced any issues with them, or their work. All of the team are friendly and approachable, with excellent attention to detail.

To say I am satisfied would be a massive understatement – the freedom these adaptations have given me over the years simply cannot be quantified. I wouldn’t consider using anyone else for future adaptations and look forward to using JDHC for many years to come.

Thank you for everything you have done!

Liam G

I had my Astra fitted with a push-pull hand control by JDHC. I left my car with them, the drove me back home, and then they came and picked me back up and took me back to their workshop to collect my car, all on the same day ! They did a great job on my car ! It looks so good that it looks like original factory fitted equipment by Vauxall themselves ! I would highly recommend JDHC to any looking for any good quality adaptions to their vehicle. 10 out of 10 !

Ian Pheasey

The adjustments to my VW Sharan mean that I can now enjoy the freedom to access my when ever I wish. Thank you so much.

Rev Judith Russi

JDHC provided excellent service in a very good time frame. I was able to arrive & wait while my WheelBall was fitted. Staff very friendly & knowledgeable.

Simon H

Excellent service and fantastic communication!

This is the third vehicle that JDHC have adapted for me (two through Motability and one privately) and each time it has been a pleasure to deal with them!

The office staff keep you updated and informed at every stage, from the moment the order is raised, right up until you collect the car. The quality of work done in the workshop is of the very highest standard and the engineers could not be more helpful! If you need any adaptations or boot lift installation then these are the guys to trust!

William Golightly

As usual your knowledge and professionalism made the installation of adaptions problem free. Many thanks.

Heather Shackleton

JDHC, Great help with type of adaptations including assistant to choice right type of model. High standard of work completed. No problems with time frame for receiving new car.
Well done to all involved.

Roy Hollingsworth

I cannot say enough about the management and workers at JDHC. I have been lovingly looked after for the past 7 years.
My every need and request was met with the highest professional expertise. They really do go out of their way to make sure your needs are met and that you leave satisfied. The manager Dan is an epitome of a standard of workmanship that generally isn’t found in todays industry. I feel completely safe and confident and know that my request will be met. Thank you Dan and your team.

Bob Barker Esq

I am a completely satisfied with the adaptations that JDHC done for me . This is the second time I have used them in 6 years due to my change over of vehicle . I am 100%happy as before , they made my change over of vehicle so easy no stress free. Going through the controls to check that I understood how to use them and making sure I had confidence to use them . I love going to their premises as they really know how to look after you plenty of coffee tea , comfy seating warm waiting room tv, it’s home from home and the staff go out of there way to make sure you are ok greeting you with a warm smile as you arrive . I would never wish to go anywhere else. When I first choose my car I told my dealer I wanted to go to JDHC and would not consider anywhere else. They are truly the best . The conversions were : Push /Pull Brake / Accelerator with Indicator Switch . Steering Wheel Aid-Quick Release. 125K4 Way Transferable Boot Hoist (Smarter Fit LpRange )

Miss G James

It was brilliant going to see the latest adaptations to the new car and we nervously took it for a test drive this morning.
I was wiped out by the time I got home, maybe it was all the excitement but It was worth it.
I can’t thank JDHC team enough!
A special thank you is needed for Diana who has been wonderful at co-ordinating and organising everything.
It’s very hard for sick people to keep up with communications and appointments etc. whilst at home and during hospital admissions.
When your managing a chronic illness, the simplest of tasks can feel extremely overwhelming and unmanageable.
However Diana, made everything easy and was great keeping up communications with mum to keep everything going forward.
Thank you everyone JDHC Team

Adele Callinan

Excellent service in fitting an extended clutch foot pedal to enable wife to drive our Adria campervan.

Peter Dawson

Hi had my car left foot drive I am over the moon with the freedom it has given back to me thank you from the bottom of my heart x god bless

Robert kearns

I just wanted to say a big thank to all the team for your help and assistance while my car was being fitted with an adaption.
It was really appreciated how they went above board in arranging to take and collect me from the railway station. This help to make the process stress free.
I would definitely use you again and certainly recommend you to others.

Helen Smith

Excellent service and communication from the whole team from start to finish. When we went for the first consultation Dan took a number of items off the original email quote, showing a level of honesty and integrity that continued across the whole service. Would thoroughly recommend JDHC. Thank you Dan and the team.

Will, Hannah and Eleanor

Just had another vehicle magically ‘breathed on’ by the JDHC team. What a stunning first class conversion! The work these guys do is just brilliant. They all go out of their way to ensure every detail in bang on and to the customers satisfaction…. and all done with good grace and humour. What more can you say…. oh except don’t forget the office staff too…. diligent, thoughtful friendly people all. Guess you might call me a JDHC fan!
Cheers Dan!

Joe Carroll

I wouldn’t trust anyone else to fit my hand controls. JFHC have just fitted hand controls in my new car and done another brilliant job. They are all really friendly and care about doing the best job for their customers, so no wonder they have fitted hand controls in my last 4 cars and I will keep coming back. Thank you JDHC!

Laura Tucker

A big thank you to the whole team.
They collected my mobility scooter for adaptions to save me the stuggle to get it there.
From 1st contact they were all very professional and did everything they could to help so profesional. From reception to workshop a big thank you.

S Parker

The team at JDHC did a fantastic job on my brand-new Volvo V40. I have two other Subarus with Hand Controls fitted at different places and buy for JD HC have fitted the best most comfortable and responsive hand control system to date. Not only this, the way they are fitted is very unintrusive to the car and can be easily removed so much so you would never know that They had ever been fitted. Big thank you to Charlie for keeping me well informed through the process. Without doubt I will be sending my future vehicles to these guys I recommend you do the same 😉

Lee Jones

Jdhc have done a fantastic job on my ford kuga, and they even delivered it to my home.
Cannot thank you all enough I’m so happy 🙂

Georgina Haigh

To this company who have carried out many conversions on my behalf. I can say having been in the motor trade for many years they are one of the finest when it comes to customer service and quality of work from a team who are beyond reproach. Look forward to the next three years of trouble free motoring. Well done JDHC.

Donald McConnell

I must say that I am impressed with the work that JDHC done for me. The adaptation is great! Also the hoist that was fitted to the car is brilliant anyone can work it. Thank you again for giving me a bit of freedom.

Sharon Fletcher

Very fast and professional service All staff very accommodating to your needs I can’t fault this company top job with the hand controls 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Steve & Vicky Gregory

Absolute master class in customer relations from first ‘phone call throughout installation of the hoist, to hand over briefing.
I was kept informed of progress at every turn and I must say that all the staff without exception were a joy to deal with.
Can’t imagine why anybody would go anywhere else !!!

Alan Johnson JP

I had purchased a new wheelchair since having my last car, so consideration of available space for the chair and a hoist was required. I was interested in several different makes and models of vehicles so I made several telephone calls to the company enquiring about the possibility of what might fit over a period of around a month. My calls were all treated with courtesy and professionalism, and queries were all answered within promised timescales. This was an enormous help to narrow my choice of vehicle. I have had adaptations fitted by Jim Doran and another company in the past and after my experience with the other company I was adamant I wanted Jim Doran to complete the work; this also influenced my choice of vehicle as some dealers stated they had a contract with another company.
Once my vehicle had arrived at the showroom arrangements were made to obtain the required hoist and chosen hand control as quickly as possible. My vehicle and chair were collected from the dealer once I had set the required height for the steering wheel, and delivered back to the dealership after a speedy (24 hour) turnaround, reducing my travelling to the minimum. I met 2 very pleasant and helpful members of the staff at the dealership to be shown how to use the hoist safely with my chair.
I cannot recommend the staff at Jim Doran too highly. Their work is excellent and I am very pleased with my hoist and hand control; mŷ previous control was not fitted safely by other company and caused me a great deal of difficulty when the intermittent problem was difficult to find and rectify. I have the utmost confidence in the company and look forward to continuing a long association with their wonderful staff. Thank you all very much.

William Brown

Brilliant job of fitting a Hoist to my Mini Countryman. You all made my life much easier and your help and guidance was invaluable.
Cannot thank you enough. Would recommend this Company and will use them again in the future.

Frank Cottom

I can’t thankyou all enough for making it possible for me to become independent once again with my new spacedrive vehicle. Your always so friendly, helpful and patient in finding the correct adaption to get us mobile. Without your hard working team and dedication I’d still be housebound. Youve done a fantastic job of my conversion. You even found it within your hearts after a long day at work to do a 2 hour drive to drop me home after my lift let me down. Thankyou just doesn’t seem enough but a HUGE THANKYOU from the bottom of my heart. I’d recommend you to anyone.

Karen Davies

I have just taken delivery of my third car fitted with a left foot accelerator conversion by JDHC. After my excellent experience of my first two cars, I had no hesitation in returning to them. The previous conversions were inconspicuous when fitted and completely reliable in their operation. The fact that, by pressing a switch, the car is returned to a conventional pedal layout for use by an able bodied driver, is a great bonus. The first few days of left foot accelerator use did require additional concentration after years of using a conventional pedal layout, but quickly became second nature and I would recommend such a conversion to anyone who has need of it.

David Grant

Another wonderful job done so very happy and how quick you were to sort this out for me . I can’t thank you enough excellent work all and would be more than happy to recommend your service to others.

Glenis James

Had our car fitted with hoist for our motorised buggy last May We are so pleased with it No more heavy lifting of battery or buggy Excellent service Very professional Thank you .

Ann Whinray

Excellent work, I was over the moon with the left accelerator matching the right. Discrete and keeps me mobile.
Works perfect too. Can’t thank you enough.

Matt Green

Thank you so much for making my life so much easier,, The team and technical team who fitted and showed me how to use the scooter hoist are such a credit in getting me more Mobil again,, Thank you to all involved .

Dee Flavell

Fantastic service..Beautiful People.. who are there for YOU .. who sort EVERYTHING .. and make you feel SAFE, CONFIDENT & WONDERFUL.. Thank you JDHC .. xxxxxx

April Barrett MBE

Extraordinary service experience, and response time, for my adaptations and hoist fitted. Many thanks, for aiding me to be more independent.

Clenton Farquharson MBE

Many thanks for the excellent service provided in fitting the left-hand accelerator pedal to our Lexus GS last week. The end result is very neat and unobtrusive. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others in future.

Mark Woodward

Superb service as always. The technicians are excellent & the whole service from discussing your requirements to installation is seamless
Thank you JDHC

Alec Sperling

So happy with service I received rapid response after a small fault was located on my hand controls back on the road in no time thank you again for excellent service I had.

Francis Ford

Thank you for excellent job on doing my adaptations yet again. Also, many thanks for updates and help received via phone.

Julie bailey

I have just yet another car converted by JDHC, and as usual to a very high standard. I have also been told that my new Vauxhall Insignia was the first that they had converted. I have been with JDHC for over 30yrs now, and still nothing is to much trouble. Just a brilliant company, and carrying Jim Doran’s name on in the best possible way. He would be very proud, Keep going Danny & Tommy. Right that’s enough head swelling now put the bloody kettle on ha ha. Take care all see you soon. Mr T.

Paul Taylor

Brilliant, very good service, and was not kept waiting long, and the coffee was good.
Many thanks to all at JDHC.
Thank you.

Ray Berry

Dear everyone
Thank you for doing my left hand foot pedal. I thought that the service was the best I have ever recieved now I have taken delivery of the car and I cannot fault the workmanship and the staff are very knowledgeable to which is the best solution for me thanks again .

John Tonks

Jim first fitted my hand controls when working at Midland Cylinder Rebores and from when he set up on his own I have always had controls fitted by him and taken his advice. I am pleased to say that since Jim died the company is managed by his son and I am having the same excellent service and workmanship. I recommend the company.

Ian P.N. Smith

The brilliant team at JDHC fitted my van with Space Drive controls in 2017 and I am completely made up with the job they did. I just recently passed my driving test which as you can imagine is truly liberating. None of this would’ve been possible without the guys at Jim Doran, I can’t thank them enough and will be recommending them highly to other people.

Thanks again and keep up the great work.

Steven Bebe

You can always entrust JDHC to give a trustworthy and reliable service and I find it a pleasure to deal with them always. I have just had a new car fitted with Lodgesons R200 Wireless Keypad controls with lollipop control fitted to enable me to drive with my one working arm and find this very easy to use and more comfortable than my previous ball grip. Once again thank you for all of your kind help and suggestions, it is always a pleasure to deal with you.


Diane Charlton

You recently fitted a hoist for my mobility scooter into my new VW Tiguan. This is the second car in which you have done this for me and, again, I am totally satisfied with your work.


Margaret Roberts

Jim Doran is my independence. I was one of Jims first customers when he set up the business-probably over 20 years ago. I always get wonderful service and trust them completely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs help in getting out and about.


Pat Harrison

Been using you guys since my first car in about 1983.

I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my adaptions (and these adaptions are bespoke, non standard and fabricated by JDHC). The service you give is impeccable from start to finish. When ever I arrive, it’s like seeing old friends and the warm welcome I get is fantastic. Long may you run. You are the best.


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