Lewis Reed and Swansway Group celebrate a 9 year relationship enabling UK wheelchair users to regain their independence

Volkswagen Van Centre Wrexham and Lewis Reed mark a rewarding association which has resulted in the sale of over 900 VW vehicles.

20 January 2021

With car and van dealerships located across the North West and Midlands, Swansway Group is delighted to announce that Lewis Reed (WAV) LTD has placed orders of over 900 Volkswagen vehicles from their Volkswagen Van Centre in Wrexham!

Lewis Reed are a market leading and multi award-winning wheelchair accessibility vehicle (WAV) conversion company, as well as a select official Volkswagen WAV converter in the UK. They are also the proud recipient of Motability’s prestigious ‘Best Supplier Award’. Lewis Reed’s success has been built on the premise that a vehicle should be made to “match the person” and not the other way around whilst advanced ongoing developments continue in this area through investment in research and development. Their innovative solutions to aid accessibility deliver so many benefits to thousands of wheelchair users as passengers or drivers; a service which they enhance with unparalleled customer service.

Swansway Group, a family owned business, is extremely proud of their commitment to the Motability scheme and since 2016, has worked in partnership with Circus Starr, a non- profit organisation that brings all the fun of the circus to the: nearly 1.5 million people in the UK whose families can’t afford a day out together; and to the 50% of families with disabled children, who say that the stigma and discrimination they face makes them feel isolated. For every vehicle sold on the Motability Scheme to a Motability customer, Swansway Group donates £20 which enables a child and a carer to go to a Circus Starr show.

Both businesses demonstrate the core values of caring and inclusion for all customers, which makes their ongoing relationship extremely rewarding for both parties.

Peter Scullion Managing Director of LEWIS REED (WAV) LTD says:

"It is clear from listening to our customers that they want a nice-looking, quality family car with a highly functional and well-designed conversion for the wheelchair travelling passenger. We have put in a great deal of time and effort to ensure we deliver just that, every time, on time.

It is so wonderful that both ourselves and the Swansway Group have worked together now for so long. Both our businesses are family run, both work hard individually and successfully together. Our aims are the same, to provide the very highest standards in providing vehicles as well as customer satisfaction. I therefore look forward to continuing our working relationship with them in the coming future.

John Smyth Director of Swansway Group said,

“As a family business, working so closely with Lewis Reed who adds such great value to so many other families, is very satisfying. We both understand that the purchase of a vehicle is so much more than a means of transport; it’s a lifestyle choice, an enabler and for some, a lifeline to independence. We are very proud to share Lewis Reed’s strong values that ensure customers’ unique needs and wants are at the heart of all we do.

It is wonderful to see the pride with which Lewis Reed demonstrates their caring values, and we have been delighted to have been their Volkswagen supplier of choice for all these years, as we know they only accept excellence. Over 900 vehicles is a fantastic achievement for us both and bodes extremely well for both businesses’ positive future performance.”


About Lewis Reed (WAV) Ltd

For all media enquiries:

  • www.lewisreedgroup.co.uk
  • sales@lewisreedgroup.co.uk
  • Twitter @lewisreedgroup
  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LewisReedWavLtd
  • 0800 247 1001

About Swansway Group

Swansway Group has 23 dealerships and one accident repair centre, from Birmingham in the Midland to Carlisle in the North. It represents Volkswagen, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, SEAT, CUPRA, Peugeot, Honda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, plus operates 5 Motor Match non-franchise locations.

The family dealer group was founded in 2003 by Michael Smyth and is now run by him and his three sons.

For all media enquiries:

  • Anna Ling
  • a.ling@swanswaygarages.com
  • 07557433164
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