Black Horse VMS and First Service Management will continue to trade, despite the merger of Lloyds Bowmaker and UDT, both now subsidiaries of Lloyds Bank-TSB, and will be based in Harrogate. A review is currently taking place of which back office and customer facing functions they share, and which remain independent.
'There are two separate trading styles, but we are looking at a total integration of our contract hire business, and there will be various parts, such as manufacturer joint ventures and direct sales to corporates,' said Harrison.
'Both businesses continue to run, but under different management. I am in the process of recruiting additions to the team to ensure our ability to grow effectively in a market to which Black Horse Vehicle Management Services is committed.'