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Concept find the missing piece of the jigsaw for Contract Hire

Posted on May 22, 2017

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Concept find the missing piece of the jigsaw for Contract Hire


With over 2.5 million cars and commercial vehicles currently on lease in the UK, businesses are well versed with the benefits of funding their new vehicles on Contract Hire. Providing an employee with a brand new vehicle not only enhances the companies brand image, but it also ensures drivers are using safe and reliable vehicles, which reduces the risk of accidents, damage or downtime.

However, whilst there are many benefits to Contract Hire, it doesn't always tick every box. The minimum term of a contract is normally 24 months. This means that in some cases Contract Hire fails to provide the flexibility needed for daily business.

In the world of business today, there are a number of variables to consider – particularly when it comes to employing new staff. The 'company car' is still viewed as one of the best 'perks' when considering a new job. Although from an employer perspective, the last thing you want to do is sign up for a 2 year car lease, for the new employee to last just a few months.

Another scenario might be a construction company who has been awarded a 6 month contract and needs to recruit extra staff on a temporary contract basis. They need a vehicle, but only for a short period of 6 months. Traditionally, the only option to overcome such circumstances would either to be to bite the bullet and commit to a 24 month agreement anyway, or to hire with a daily rental firm who charge a much higher premium to provide the kind of flexibility you require.

Once your business has made the decision to take on a new vehicle with Contract Hire there is another issue – the manufacturer has to build it! It could be 3 months or more before the new vehicle comes through and now you need something in the interim.

This is the piece of the vehicle leasing/contract hire package that isn't available, the missing part of the jigsaw – but fortunately, Concept Vehicle Leasing have found the piece!

As an accredited Alphabet Partner, Concept Vehicle Leasing are able to offer a comprehensive and exceptionally competitive range of short-term lease vehicles with contracts starting from just 30+ days.

ustomers can choose from a range of popular models, such as the Mini Cooper, Peugeot 308, through to a BMW 5-Series and even the all-electric BMW i3 with pricing starting at just £350 + VAT per 30 day period.

We've had a fantastic response from our customers in relation to our Short-Term leasing service – it's just what we've been looking for as it fills a gap that a lot of businesses are looking for. There is a great choice of vehicles available, all with Low CO2, Bluetooth and we can generally arrange delivery to a customer within 2-3 days.

Paul Bulloch, Managing Director at Concept is currently using our short term leasing service. He is waiting for a new Contract Hire BMW i3 to be built but his previous car had to be returned to the leasing company. "Having experienced the service first hand, I have to say it's been a delight and I'm currently driving around in a brand new VW CC 2.0 TDi GT which is providing the perfect stop-gap whilst I wait for my car to come through".

Our new service is proving very popular to cover factory order lead-times or to cater for new employee probationary periods. It's the missing piece of the jigsaw that customers have been looking for and it keeps everything in house with us here at Concept.

See more on our Short Term Leasing Here