Northgate Vehicle Hire re-launches retail hire offering



Released on: February 02, 2012, 9:42 pm
Author: Northgate Vehicle Hire
Industry: Automotive

In an effort to support the local community, Darlington based Northgate Vehicle Hire, market leaders in flexible van hire and fleet solutions, has re-launched its retail hire offering due to increased demand from members of the public looking for van hire for personal use.

Members of the local community can now walk into any Northgate depot, including those in Darlington, Blaydon, Stockton-On-Tees and Wallsend, and hire a van without having a business account, leading to increased accessibility for customers. To further support the retail hire re-launch Northgate has introduced a new loyalty scheme, whereby customers can hire a high quality vehicle for free after receiving five stamps.

All Northgate employees will be going through rigorous training throughout January and February to ensure they are fully up-to-speed with the new service offering and are equipped to cater for any retail hire customers and enquiries. This follows on from Northgate’s drive to increase customer service levels throughout 2011. Standardised pricing has also been introduced throughout all of Northgate’s UK depots, to ensure customers receive the highest quality vehicles at extremely competitive rates.

Jonathan Pearce, Marketing Manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, said:
“Due to increased demand for retail hire, we decided to re-launch our current offering to make sure our customers are getting rates that are competitive in the marketplace by aligning ourselves with our main competitors in the UK. While Northgate isn’t typically associated with retail hire we wanted to take this opportunity to let the local communities around our depots know that our vehicles can be used for personal use as well as by businesses that have accounts with us. From moving house to taking a van load to the tip or picking up new furniture, we are here to help and make life that little bit less stressful!”

Daily, weekend and weekly retail hire from Northgate Vehicle Hire starts from as little as £32 per day. For more information on Northgate please visit, follow Northgate on Twitter at and join the organisation on Facebook at


Notes to editors:
Northgate Vehicle Hire has shaped and defined the contract van hire market for over 30 years. Operating over 52,000 vehicles on rental through more than 60 locations, which include 56 workshops and 356 mechanics operate within the direct service network.

With a diverse customer base ranging from blue chip corporations and local authorities right down to small and medium sized enterprises and owner operators, Northgate will deliver the very best service levels available within the market place through the delivery of vehicles, a wholly owned infrastructure of workshops and technical centres, specialist staff and innovative systems.

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For more information on this story, please contact:
Jade McCartney
Manifest Communications
0113 2429 174



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