Shropshire Vehicle Rental firm to invest £3 million in 2014
22nd January 2014
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A Shropshire vehicle rentals firm will invest up to £3million over the next 12 months as part of a five year plan to quadruple the number of depots across the UK.

Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals, based in Bayston Hill near Shrewsbury, is currently one of six branches, the two most recent of which opened in Colwyn Bay, North Wales and Chippenham in Wiltshire in October 2013.

Owner Mark Hughes, who first set up the business in Wrexham eight years ago, said he planned to open a further 15 franchised depots across the UK by 2018 with three new depots during 2014 - including a second one in Shropshire to also be run by the current Bayston Hill franchisee Jason King.

This will increase the company’s fleet size by 200, bringing the total number of vehicles to 750 - an investment of approximately £3million.

Gross turnover for the Jolly Group is also estimated to increase from £3.5million a year to more than £5million a year by the end of 2014.

But Mr Hughes said the core values of the company had always been for it to be sustainable, ethical and profitable.

“When I first set up Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals, we wanted to be different to the big national hire firms, to offer a much higher and more personal level of service and be available to our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” he said.

“As demand for our services grows, so are we expanding into new parts of the UK, mostly focussing on market towns where there is currently little to no vehicle hire provision.

“As a company, we are not looking to expand Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals for the sake of it. If somewhere doesn’t meet our three core values - to be sustainable, ethical and profitable - then we won’t open a depot.”

“We aim to have 20 depots across the UK by 2018, some of which will be franchised while others will be managed depots, with a £3million investment in the fleet next year alone. 

Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals currently has depots in Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Deeside in Flintshire, Ely in Cambridgeshire, Chippenham in Wiltshire and  Colwyn Bay in Conwy, North Wales.

For more information about the company, visit the website usig the link or call 08453 727 727.

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