SILVERSTONE Fleet Management is celebrating 10 years in business.

The Northamptonshire leasing broker was launched by managing director Scott Norville from his sister’s office on the Brackmills industrial estate in Northampton in August 2012.

From that first year of trading vehicles on contract hire – 50 in total – the fleet management specialist, along with its PCH Embrace Leasing business, is now expecting to sell 1500 vehicles.

From broker supplier to leasing broker

Scott explains what gave him the inspiration to turn his hand to lease broking.

“I was working for a dealer supplying cars and quotations to the broker market. This gave me a great insight into how the world of brokers worked.

“The leasing broker market was saturated and had been for years with many ‘bedroom brokers’ offering services with extremely poor customer service. On the flip side to this, many other brokers were high volume brokerages focusing on churning out cars, rather than on the customer and journey.

“Silverstone Fleet Management was born out of recognising the gap in the market for a customer-focused solution.”

Silverstone Fleet Management in numbers

2012 – first full year of trading – 50 vehicles

2017 – moves into purpose built barn conversion

2019 – pre-pandemic – 756 vehicles

2022 – chip-challenged year – 1500 vehicles anticipated

In 2017 Silverstone moved into its current purpose-built barn conversion at Preston Deanery where the team has expanded to 10.

Conscious of its wider role in the local community, Silverstone sponsors a grassroots lady’s football team and in 2021 became a sponsor for Northampton Town Football Club. It is also an enthusiastic charity fundraiser for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice, which includes its five-a-side charity football tournament.

To say I am proud of what we have achieved as a team would be a huge understatement.

Scott Norville

“Despite all the recent challenges, we continue to work hard, stay positive and provide first-class customer service, which is why I started Silverstone in the first place. It is a dream come true to have successfully reached the 10-year milestone,” continues Scott.

“The positivity and willingness of the SFM collective alongside our hoard of awards and valued collection of online reviews is both humbling and inspirational. We always strive to be better, to do more and to be the best possible version of the industry for our clients and will continue this in the next decade to come.”

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