Enterprise Rent-a- Car has completed the hat-trick – it has been named best rental company of the year for the third consecutive year.
With a rental fleet of more than 100,000 vehicles, and more than 500 locations across the UK, customers are able to hire vehicles for any period from an hour to five years or more.
Corporate customers made up almost half of its business in 2018, with this number increasing by more than 10% compared to the previous year, while a dedicated business account support team helps identify cost savings, efficiencies and environmental benefits throughout the life of a contract.
A major contributor to this growth is Enterprise’s desire to develop and offer businesses new mobility services. It has established Enterprise Car Clubs across the UK, with car club bays already integrated at more than 50 Enterprise locations. This number set to rise to 170 by the summer.
It has also worked with local councils to introduce car clubs and/or daily rental to replace their grey fleets.
The company says establishing a car club using Enterprise-supplied technology and vehicles, pool fleet utilisation can increase by as much as 40%.
Over the past year, Enterprise has invested in improving access to mobility and providing tools to enable motorists to make the right transport choices.
Following a 12-month pilot in partnership with several large public sector fleets, it has launched Enterprise Travel Direct (ETD).
This has been developed to help organisations better manage how their employees travel for work, especially by reducing the reliance on grey fleet vehicles.
It is a free journey assessment and booking platform that enables customers to compare the actual cost of daily rental, hourly car club and grey fleet based on a specific planned journey at a determined time, and shows the rental cost and the location of the nearest available vehicle in real-time.
Finalists: County Car and Van Rental, Europcar, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Reflex Vehicle Hire, Thrifty Car & Van Rental
Award sponsored by The Grosvenor Group
"We’re delighted to have sponsored the best short-term rental company of the year for the fourth successive year. Congratulations to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for winning this extremely competitive category, yet again.
The Grosvenor Group has been serving fleets for 37 years, and the Fleet News awards reflect the range of incredible businesses and people that operate in our sector.
As a Group, we have an award winning contract hire company (Grosvenor Leasing) and an award winning fleet management specialist (Interactive Fleet Management).
The quality displayed at the Fleet News awards demonstrates how important it is to innovate and we do this in three areas.
Our panel of experts offers advice on all aspects of vehicle operation. 0Zone is our ground breaking green solution to help companies move towards ultra low emission (ULEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), and we have an in-house software team developing fleet management systems and apps."
Grosvenor Group CEO