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Cars on Demand achieves record growth

Short-term vehicle leasing company, Cars on Demand, has achieved a year of record results, announcing its highest double-digit profit growth yet.

The Leeds-based company’s annual turnover grew by 30% to £2.45 million in 2018, following an increase in demand for its short-term lease packages.

In a similar vein, profit grew to £422,343 in 2018 – a 22% increase compared to 2017.

The achievement caps a year that saw an investment of over £75,000 on systems, training and service enhancements during the year, including the introduction of an on-line reservations and vehicle ordering platform (IQ) to manage vehicle fleet, invoicing and CRM.

Paul Brown, managing director of Cars on Demand said: “The recent growth reflects the efforts we are making to deliver an exceptional hassle-free service to customers, both old and new.

“We pride ourselves in working alongside the customer to come up with a leasing solution which suits their individual needs and we aim to continue with our efforts over the coming year.”

Cars on Demand offers short-term flexible leases and long-term hire of cars and light commercial vehicles, servicing both the business and private customer.

It has strategically placed offices across the UK in order to provide a nationwide delivery and collection service, with locations in Leeds, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh, Silverstone and Dorking.

Throughout the year, more than 1,200 cars were leased across the company’s nationwide sites, with Leeds and Silverstone standing out as the top performers.

Brown continued: “There are many exciting developments across the market over the next 12 months and these continue to offer new opportunities around innovation, technology and the vehicle leasing industry as a whole. We expect to see this translate to further growth and revenue generation in 2019.”

During the next couple of years, Cars on Demand will also be launching new services based around enhancing mobility, as well as developing its systems further to broaden and enrich the customer experience.

The company is expecting that 2019 will bring further growth, with a projected turnover of £3m based upon a target of 1400 vehicles leased.

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