Northgate Vehicle Hire

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About Northgate Vehicle Hire

Northgate Vehicle Hire has shaped and defined the van hire market for over 30 years. Operating over 60,000 vehicles on rental through 60 locations, which include 56 workshops, 300 technicians and 56 mobile technicians operate within the direct service network.

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The Northgate Vehicle Hire Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Amy Airey, Helen Bailey and Lizzie Marlow
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174

Northgate Vehicle Hire

Sales restructure leads to senior promotion at Northgate

Following the 25% increase in its sales force and restructuring of the operational areas, Northgate Vehicle Hire has promoted former Commercial Manager Non Rental Products, Colin Wilson, to Head of National Sales. In his new role, Colin will oversee all sales activity on a national level and manage 15 national sales and account managers.

  • With 28 years of industry experience, Colin has worked for Northgate three times during his career
  • Starting off at Cartrux Vehicle Hire where he became Managing Director, Colin was also MD at Spinelink Self Drive, another Northgate company, and, more recently, has held the positions of Business Development Manager and Head of Fleet Management in the organisation
  • With additional posts at GE Capital, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and BT Fleet, Colin’s expansive experience in the fleet industry makes him a key part of Northgate’s revised structure and strategy moving forwards
  • Northgate has recently re-structured its operational areas from six to four
  • The national sales teams for Fleet Management, Vehicle Monitoring and Northgate Vehicle Hire have been moved into one national team so, whereby in the past a customer may have a visit from one member of each team, they would now meet with one representative who can consult over the best way Northgate can support their fleet needs


On his new role, Colin commented:

All recent decisions within Northgate have been to make the organisation more efficient and more effective. We are already seeing the results of this internally and the benefit is now being passed on to our customers. Restructuring the sales team has made our customers’ lives easier, giving them a sole point of contact for any Northgate product or service and has effectively streamlined our offering. I’m looking forward to driving this into the next financial year to build on our reputation and ability to offer a complete fleet solution to customers.

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Vehicle acquisition – what is the actual impact on company liability?

By Mark Batey In my experience, when a business is faced with the task of choosing an appropriate vehicle acquisition method, the people most likely to advise on this are often the accountants. However, this task can seem daunting for both accountants and business owners, and perhaps somewhat unclear when assessing which option will benefit […]

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Rising stars! Northgate announces its 2015 Apprenticeship Programme

Northgate Vehicle Hire is launching its 2015 apprentice programme this month, coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week, which takes place from the 9th of March, and celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Northgate, the UK’s market leader in flexible vehicle hire, is planning to launch seven branches in the […]

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Vehicle depreciation – how badly can it dent your wallet?

Blog post by Tim Emptage, New Business Manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire Choosing the right vehicle for your business can be as simple for some as which van has the comfiest seat, the most suitable payload, or the right load length. But when trying to work out the best deal financially for your business, it […]

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