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TC Harrison Business Link (TCHBL) is the contract hire and fleet management arm of the TC Harrison Group, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the UK.

Fleet managers can gain access to an online quotation system, repairer locator and contract offers directly through the homepage.

The TCH Live function, a key part of the website, requires users to register through an online form.

Fleet managers can then get a contract hire quote using a three-step process. They simply choose a manufacturer, model and variant before a table of costs is displayed. They can then select variables like annual mileage or extra options fitted to the car and recalculate the hire price.

There is a more in-depth explanation by clicking on the ‘more quote details’ button. Past quotes can be stored on the site.

The repairer locator is another practical feature. Repairers, located by county or city and franchise, come with contact details, whether it is TC Harrison approved and a link to a map of the site on streetmap.co.uk.

Going back to the main site, fleet managers can look up current special offers and benefit from the ‘TCHBL Price Commitment’, which guarantees its prices against any other FN50 company. If it cannot match prices, it will pay out £50.

The left-hand menu on the home page holds a large amount of information, ranging from background information on each service the company provides to helpline numbers for fleet managers. Time restraints may necessitate a return visit.

Although the site’s navigation works smoothly, the amount of white space featured holds the site back on an aesthetic level. If fleet managers have their screens set on a larger resolution, such as 1024x768 pixels, the accentuated white makes the available space look unutilised.

The lowdown

We like: Solid site, loaded with fleet-friendly features, impressive for a company in 36th position in the FN50

We don't like: Too much white space

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