LOW Cost Vans is now offering a daily rental service called LCV Hire.
The Neath-based van specialist broker says shifting customer demand, influenced by changing economic behaviour as a result of the pandemic, led to the creation of the short-term rental division.
The new unit will provide both daily rental and flexirental services, offering van rental by the day or up to 12 months.
LCV Hire says it will be providing both business rental and insurance-inclusive rental to private individuals, with vehicles ranging from small vans to tail lift Lutons. It also expects to be hiring electric vans, too, as part of the offering.
Daniel Osman has joined Low Cost Vans as rental manager to run the new business. Osman, who arrives with extensive experience in the rental business, said:
“I have spent a lot of time in my career working B2B. One of my main thoughts coming into my new role at LCV Hire, is that when we supply a vehicle to a business, it is a relationship that requires an understanding of how that business operates. It’s then a case of working with them to ensure that they have the right vehicles to do the job they need to do.
It’s vital that we keep customers moving and minimise any downtime. Building strong relationships with customers is key and being honest is an important factor in this. I will never promise something we can’t deliver. I am genuinely excited to start work at LCV Hire and aim to really focus on a customer service first approach.
Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans, added:
“As a company, we have grown steadily and gone from strength to strength in our core business of making commercial vehicles available to companies and individuals across the UK, keeping businesses on the road and the economy moving in the process.
“The introduction of LCV Hire is a natural extension of this growth. The flexibility it gives to our commercial and private clients means that they can be assured of a top-quality service, without having to enter into a long-term contract. It is tailor made for businesses that have demands that change and who require flexibility over the size of their fleet.”
Daniel Osman joins an expanding Low Cost Vans workforce which has acquired an additional 10 staff including a new analyst, a new head of marketing and a new director of compliance recently.
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