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Lansdown Club Member Profile: Northgate

An in-depth profile of Lansdown Club members Northgate and their New Business Manager, Liam Nicholas

Who are Northgate?

Northgate PLC have been established since 1981 and currently operate a modern fleet of over 45,000 vehicles from more than 63 sites around the UK with your local branch being the largest in the country and based in Avonmouth.

We supply light commercial vehicles and cars, partnering with more than 6,000 customers who operate across a wide range of sectors, having the ability to tailor vehicles to their exact requirements and manage the size and composition of their fleet without penalty.

We own the widest range of vehicle makes and models in our sector and offer you the flexibility to manage your fleet accordingly, to meet your business requirements.

Whether it’s flexible rental, fixed term hire or purchasing outright, we offer various solutions to support your commercial vehicle needs to keep your business moving at the most competitive rates in the market.

Why did I join the Lansdown Club?

“Following an initial enquiry I made with Bristol Sport to supply vehicles to their media team, I was made aware of the Lansdown Club. Being a local resident and very keen sports enthusiast, the opportunity to network with likeminded people and businesses seemed too good to be true. I have now been a member for just under a month and thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to build and develop close relationships with other members. We currently have a special offer in which you can receive up to 8 weeks free hire."

For more information please contact Liam Nicholas on 07977258127.

By using Northgate as your strategic partner for your fleet, you can benefit from the following;

  • Improved Company Gearing - True off balance sheet funding 
  • Tax Efficient – 100% Tax deductible 
  • Improved Cash flow – No large capital expenditure and no deposits required 
  • No Mileage Penalties – No end of life hidden charges, no penalties on flex hire 
  • Dedicated Account Management – Local Account and Business Development Manager based in Bristol 
  • Vehicle Flexibility – Add, swap or return vehicles at any time with no financial penalties to suit your requirements 
  • Removes the cost of high value, depreciating assets – No ownership associated to the vehicle and no large losses accumulated on capital employed with no disposal hassle at the end of life 
  • Fully Maintained – 76 owned locations in the UK and no surprise costs from mechanical breakdowns or servicing with same day, free of charge replacement vehicles to keep you moving 
  • Mobile Servicing – We can come to your premises for servicing to maximise your vehicle uptime, efficiency and cut cost on man hours 
  • National Breakdown Coverage – 24/7 365 with 86% fixed first time at the road side through our national partnership with the AA. Recovery to the nearest Northgate workshop & Free replacement vehicle given to keep you mobile 
  • Customise the vehicles - Signwriting, Beacons, tow bars etc. Can all be fitted to our vehicles as if you owned them, to your unique specification with ability to spread payments over the term to preserve capital 
  • Telematics – Manage your fleet through our unique telematics system with the option to add dash cams, which can help reduce accidents, insurance premiums and improve fuel economy and driver behaviours 
  • Online Portal – Manage your fleet through 1 online system from the comfort of your own office or home 
  • 100% fleet utilisation – Maximising your financial productivity running your fleet of vehicles. If your own vehicles are off road we can hire short term
  • New Replacement Fleet – We replace our vehicles at 42 months or 100,000 miles to ensure that you’re always in the latest model with the latest technology adhering to the latest legislations
  • Vehicle Choice – The market leader with LCV fleet in the UK & Ireland with over 45,000 vehicles comprised of 93% van and 7% cars partnering with all leading manufacturers
  • Tyre Replacement – Free premium brand tyre replacements at 3mm tread depth, ensuring safety, fuel efficiency and longevity of the vehicles. Changeable at your local tyre outlets for ease & convenience
  • We Buy You Rent – We will purchase your existing fleet of vehicles from you, whether it’s 1 or 1,000 and replace them with brand new vehicles on one of our many acquisition methods, which will help you maintain an efficient and modern fleet of vehicles

Find out more about Northgate on their website.