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.

Contact Details

Amy Gregory, Liam Grady and Lizzie Marlow
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174
e. northgate@manifestcomms.co.uk

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

Quotations

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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Northgate reports bumper interim results

Northgate plc, the UK and Spain’s leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire, reported a very healthy performance for the first six months of the year. Northgate, with its UK head office based in Darlington, hiked up its interim dividend by over a third and has also reported that trading since the half-year has been […]

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Festive fundraising! Northgate Vehicle Hire raises £302 for Save The Children

The season of good cheer is fully underway as employees at Northgate‘s head office in Darlington donned their Christmas jumpers and raised £302 for charity Save The Children. National Christmas Jumper Day, which took place on the 12th December, raises vital funds for Save the Children. Northgate, the market leader in flexible vehicle hire, has taken […]

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