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 Gregory, Liam Grady 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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Armagh GAA speeds ahead with Northgate Vehicle Hire

Northgate Vehicle Hire in Ireland has announced an exciting new partnership with The Armagh County Board of The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), through the provision of a free of charge vehicle to be used to broadcast as many Armagh GAA games as possible live across the world. With Gaelic football being the most popular sport […]

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Northgate Vehicle Hire recognised as Van Excellence Partner

Illustrating its commitment to exceptional van standards, Northgate Vehicle Hire has been recognised as an official Van Excellence Partner. Van Excellence is a scheme created by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) in response to the demand for an independent standards committee focused on raising standards throughout the industry and recognising excellence. The recognition is a […]

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Northgate keeps Watford businesses up to speed with new branch

Northgate Vehicle Hire is investing in Watford with the launch of a new branch to meet local demand for flexible vehicle hire. The launch forms part of Northgate’s plans to grow its presence in the south of England and is the company’s seventh site to launch in the London area. The new site located on […]

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