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Northgate buys Hampsons

Light commercial vehicle rental firm Northgate Vehicle Hire, has acquired Hampsons Self Drive Hire Ltd (Hampsons) for an undisclosed sum.

Hampsons operates a commercial vehicle dominated fleet of more than 1,600 vehicles from nine locations in Grantham, Kings Lynn, Lincoln, Mansfield, Spalding, Cambridge, Newark, Chesterfield and Long Bennington.

Under Northgate’s ownership, the business will continue to trade as Hampson Self Drive Hire Ltd.

The Northgate network now comprises 21 subsidiaries trading from 90 locations across the UK and Ireland.

The company’s rental fleet in now in excess of 65,000 vehicles, most of which are light commercial vehicles.

Phil Moorhouse, managing director of Northgate Vehicle Hire, said: “Hampsons has built a strong reputation for providing quality vehicles and excellent customer service over many years.

“Northgate will continue to grow the Hampsons’ brand with customers able to benefit from a range of additional services that will be available through our long-established business.

"Customers will also gain access to a range of central resources that a business the size of Northgate provides.

“In addition to a fully flexible vehicle rental service that focuses on usership without any contractual commitment or early termination penalties, the range of added value fleet management services that customers will be able to benefit from includes our fast-growing telematics offering.”

Dean Anderson has been appointed managing director of the Hampsons business.

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