Posted on Wednesday 5 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Charles Hurst launches new B2B car division to support local businesses

Pictured unveiling the new B2B arm and brand are Colin McNab, Group Operations Director at Charles Hurst, and Philip Miley, Sales and Marketing Director at Fleet Financial.

Charles Hurst, Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer, officially launched a new ‘B2B’ vehicle division which is directly geared to support local businesses from sole traders through to PLC’s.

Working in partnership with its corporate division, Fleet Financial, the leading, award-winning local contract hire and fleet company which became part of the Charles Hurst Group in 2012, the ‘B2B’ vehicle division business owners and managers the best help, advice, choice and value with regards to acquiring their business vehicles.

The move consolidates the combined strength, expertise and experience of two of the biggest players in Northern Ireland’s business motoring market, which has seen strong and steady growth in recent years.

Driven by Fleet Financial, the new division means that business owners, managers or fleet managers can now access the widest choice of vehicles, finance, service and value available from two of the market’s largest players.

Businesses can now access a wide panel of finance lenders to locate the best deal that meets their particular requirements and includes all makes and models within the Charles Hurst Group – from a Toyota Aygo, a brand new Renault Trafic van, or even a Ferrari.

Charles Hurst said the dedicated new service completely removes the hassle associated with acquiring new vehicles for business and covers everything from initial enquiry to vehicle delivery.

Colin McNab, Operations Director, Charles Hurst Group, said:

“Charles Hurst has always been successful in the delivery of fleet and contract hire services to our growing business community.

“However, this important venture with our corporate division, Fleet Financial, means that we can enhance and improve our offering for the benefit of all our loyal business customers and for those who are seeking the best value, choice and service available in Northern Ireland.

“Any local business can now log on to the Charles Hurst website, simply click on the B2B brand, which will provide them instant access to a wide range of vehicles and finance offers as well as comprehensive advice on taxation and carbon emissions.”

Fleet Financial, which employs 30 people locally, currently manages more than 3,750 vehicles in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland and has contracts with many of Northern Ireland’s largest and most successful businesses.

Philip Miley, Sales and Marketing Director, Fleet Financial, said:

“With almost two decades of trading success behind us, Fleet Financial has already built up an unrivalled reputation among the local business community.

“The launch of ‘B2B’ is an exciting milestone in our company’s development - using the choice, access and economies of scale of Charles Hurst and our own specialist knowledge and expertise within the business sector, we can make sure that our combined offer is the best available to local businesses.

“‘B2B’ takes out all the legwork usually involved for any business when they are seeking the best-value package on offer with one simple call to us.

“Under the B2B brand, our two companies can offer even greater choice, more value, finance opportunities and service than ever before and all under the reassuringly powerful partnership of Charles Hurst and its corporate division, Fleet Financial.”

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