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North Yorkshire County Council Partners With Enterprise Flex-E-Rent For Accessible Minibuses

North Yorkshire County Council Partners With Enterprise Flex-E-Rent For Accessible Minibuses

LONDON (Mar. 14, 2018) - North Yorkshire County Council revealed today that it is taking six bespoke accessible minibuses from commercial vehicle specialist Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. It is the first time the Council has worked with a rental and leasing provider for the delivery of accessible vehicles.

The vehicles, taken on a five-year agreement, are designed to provide passenger transport for both adults and children in care centres, schools and other public facilities across North Yorkshire. They are furnished with a range of specialist equipment including wheelchair lifts, removable seats and interior facilities for people with health conditions and special needs.

Enterprise ensured the vehicles were built to the Council’s precise specification, and the contract includes full maintenance as well as replacement vehicles for when the leased minibuses need repairs or servicing.

North Yorkshire County Council also works with Enterprise Rent-A-Car for daily rental services for its employees.

Gary White, fleet management officer at North Yorkshire County Council, comments: “Previously we’ve always purchased and operated all our accessible minibuses directly. We decided to try a rental approach because Enterprise’s specialist Flex-E-Rent division has expertise in providing these types of vehicles and also offers certainty of cost, technical knowledge and real value for money.

“Because it operates accessible minibus fleets for several other organisations, Enterprise was also able to provide vehicles on short-term rental to bridge the gap while we waited for the new minibuses to be equipped and delivered.”

Mark Howell, sales director at Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, adds: “Accessible transport is a vital element of community welfare, and local authorities such as North Yorkshire County Council need to demonstrate they can deliver continuity of service, vehicles tailored to local requirements and the best value for money, as well as the highest calibre of service to ensure mobility for users.

“Our experience in providing minibuses and similar accessible vehicles with the right specification, backed up by an expert engineering team and a network of regional centres, means we can provide minibuses in a way that delivers against the needs of the council as well as their drivers and passengers.”

About Enterprise

Enterprise is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2017, Enterprise Holdings recorded $22.3 billion in revenue, employed 100,000 people and operated 1.9 million vehicles. Enterprise Holdings operates more than 9,900 branches worldwide and is available in 90+ countries. Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through:

 

•    Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 450 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.

•    Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 90+ branches and more than 1,500 on-street locations in 25 cities throughout the UK.

•    Enterprise Flex-E-Rent - supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 21 locations in the UK.

•    The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise – is an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle.

 

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk.

Enterprise is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2017, Enterprise Holdings recorded $22.3 billion in revenue, employed 100,000 people and operated 1.9 million vehicles. Enterprise Holdings operates more than 9,900 branches worldwide and is available in 90+ countries. Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through:

 

•    Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 450 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.

•    Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 90+ branches and more than 1,500 on-street locations in 25 cities throughout the UK.

•    Enterprise Flex-E-Rent - supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 21 locations in the UK.

•    The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise – is an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle.

 

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk.

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