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Burnt Tree wins contract hire deal

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The contract hire division at Burnt Tree has won a significant new deal for a further 100 additional vehicles with Evolve Facility Services, who now have in excess of 160 vehicles on full contract hire agreements with the company.

In less than three years, Evolve has switched its entire commercial vehicle fleet to contract hire with Burnt Tree, on a mix of three, four and five-year deals all with full maintenance, and this latest 100 vehicle order consists of a range of vehicles including short wheel base Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro panel vans.

Burnt Tree's contract hire director Mark Howell said: "It's pleasing to see that our relationship with Evolve has developed smoothly, whilst also growing quickly, to the extent that Burnt Tree is now the key partner for all their commercial vehicle requirements.

“By working closely with Evolve, we have been able to provide them with a seamless transition from their incumbent supplier, whilst also tailoring the new vehicle specifications to suit their specific working needs.”

As a company, Evolve has doubled in size over the past two years through major new contract gains and this has been reflected by the need to increase its commercial vehicle fleet size in a short period of time.

Burnt Tree, under the stewardship of the company’s North West area sales manager James Hill, has managed the introduction of this large number of new vehicles into the Evolve fleet, satisfactorily meeting the time critical deadlines set by Evolve.

Evolve's managing director Neil O’Halloran is quick to point out how Burnt Tree has impressed him.

"We needed vehicles quickly to fulfil our contractual obligations to our customers and Burnt Tree was able to provide us with the correct vehicles, at the right time, and in the right place,” he said.

“They even supplied us with a number of minibuses to take our drivers up to their branch in Wigan to collect vehicles.”

Evolve Facilities Services are part of the Riverside social housing organisation and its fleet of commercial vehicles is primarily being used within the company’s maintenance and  refurbishment programme for properties under contract, together with planned works and recycling of waste materials.

“Our property maintenance programme runs on a daily appointment system so it's essential that our fleet transport operation and support is as efficient as possible,” added O'Halloran.

“We cannot afford to have unnecessary down time and this is where Burnt Tree's performance is exemplary, providing us with customer service that is second to none.”

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