EPC have been providing specialist equipment for the disabled for nearly 20 years.
Equipment for the Physically Challenged (EPC) was established in 1989 by Peter Norfolk OBE. We are a small family-run business based in Farnborough, Hampshire. We are fortunate enough to be supported by loyal experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. We pride ourselves on sourcing good quality products at reasonable prices, and aim to supply our customers with friendly, expert knowledge and excellent service. To read more about Peter Norfolk and Wheelchair Tennis, click here
Other services EPC can offer
Free assessment - Technical advice
Repairs and servicing of wheelchairs, powerchairs and scooters
Spares such as tyres, inner tubes, casters, wheels, batteries
Grab rails, cushions, seating options and home help products.
Meet The Team
Peter Norfolk OBE
Peter is the founder of EPC. He is a wheelchair user himself having sustained his spinal cord injury in a motorbike accident when he was 19 years old.
Peter is a highly successful wheelchair tennis player having achieved 2 medals in the Quad division in the Athens Paralympics in 2004- Gold for the singles and Silver for the doubles. In December 2006, he received an MBE and an OBE in 2009 for services to Disability Sport.
Peter continues to compete in Tennis and convincingly returned to his World No.1 status at the end of 2006.
He is highly committed to providing an excellent service in EPC just like he does in Tennis!
Linda Norfolk MSc MCSP
Linda is a Chartered Physiotherapist by profession, and has had a long career in elite sport as a sports specialist, before joining EPC in 2005 as General Manager.
Linda continues to work as Consultant Physiotherapist to the British Paralympic Association, and heads up the Physio team for the GB delegation at the paralympic games. She has attended 2 Paralympic games in Sydney and Athens, and is looking forward to being in Beijing too.
Linda regulary lectures on several MSc programmes, and is often invited as a speaker at conferences to share her knowledge on facilitating sports performance for athletes with a disability.
Lea is our 'Technical Lead' and has been with us since 2003. Lea deals with all our technical support from setting up new performance chairs, to servicing and repairs, to sorting out our IT challenges. He is a keen cyclist, and enjoys many other outdoor pursuits (the latest skiing). He enjoys finding ways to adapt products to enable the active chair user to 'get out there'!
Website Development Team
Nathan helps maintain the EPC website to ensure we can show the newest products available. Nathan was heavily involved in the development on Peter Norfolk's website 'The Quadfather' which can be seen here
. Nathan competed in Beijing with the GB Shooting Squad and looks forward to competing for a medal in London.
Richard began working with EPC in 2009 coming from a background in powered mobility, he has a wide range of skills so diagnosing those tricky problems should be much easier.
Formerly of Her Majesty's British Army, Tracey has a strong purchasing background and places all our customer orders. If you have any order enquiries, Tracey will be glad to help out.
Our Mission Statement
At EPC, we believe that everyone has the right to a full and active life. We aim to supply high quality products and services, which offer good choice to the indivdual to enhance lifestyle. We respect the diverse needs of our customers, and strive to deliver the best service we can. We are proud to be members of the BHTA, and actively promote good practises in our industry.