Access Aid designer Kenneth Castledine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991. After serving in HM Forces Army in a demanding and physical environment, this came as a total shock to his system.
Doing his best to make life as normal as possible. Kenneth made sure he got out and about as much as he could, adapting well to driving a mobility car with hand controls.
The lack of disabled parking bays on shopping trips were a major source of frustration, particularily on weekends when supermarkets, cinemas etc were at their busiest.
It was the lack of such disabled bays that inspired Ken to start thinking about a product that could gain him the extra space he need. After much research and design trials, Access Aid was launched.
With help from Business Link and the Northern Pinetree Trust, it has now been design registered through the patent office.