Nurse Plus, one of the UK's fastest growing recruitment agencies to the healthcare industry, has taken delivery of a 30-strong Seat Mii fleet - one for each of its branches nationwide.
Nurse Plus specialises in providing healthcare professionals on a temporary or short-notice basis to hospitals, care homes and the local community, and the cars will be used by the branch network and field staff for client visits up and down the country.
The fleet comprises five-door models, each in S specification, powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine with 60 PS. The 1.0-litre unit returns 62.8 mpg combined.
That economy rating was just one of many factors in Nurse Plus's decision to choose Mii. Heath Blake, managing director at Nurse Plus, said: "We were massively impressed by the all-round qualities of the Mii, and the Seat brand in general, and I'm sure our branch network will enjoy the Mii becoming an essential part of their everyday life. The car has rock-solid build quality and offers great everyday fuel economy."
Seat UK head of fleet and business sales Steve Robertson said: "That Nurse Plus would choose the Seat Mii for its staff of branch managers is proof of the appeal and flexibility of this class-leading city car. Plenty will be demanded of these cars, and I'm sure the Mii will deliver.
"The deal is yet more evidence that Seat is increasing its appeal in the fleet market, with a range of cars that's outstanding from top to bottom, combining the very best German engineering with unique Spanish design flair and, of course, very low running costs.
"It's no wonder that Seat has increased its fleet sales by 50% in 2013, compared to this time in 2012.”
The fleet sale was handled by Snows Seat - the largest dealer group in the UK for the brand - in partnership with contract hire and fleet management experts, Wessex Fleet Solutions, whose director Tim McNally attributed the strong residual value of the Mii as a key factor in the Nurse Plus deal.