Business utilities management company Utilitywise has saved £80,000 in a year after adopting Northgate’s flexible vehicle hire package to reduce the amount of money it was spending on vehicles that were not being used.
Utilitywise’s rapid expansion means that its requirements change on a daily basis, which necessitates a flexible model of fleet provision.
Existing suppliers found it difficult to manage these requirements, particularly as the company sought a solution that did not increase liability or waste capital expenditure.
Northgate was able to provide a month-by-month service with the flexibility to adapt to the client’s varying needs.
As well as the cost saving, Utiitywise is saving a further 50 hours a month through all-inclusive service, maintenance and repair (SMR) and fleet administration.
Utilitywise was established in 2006 and has grown to service a network of tens of thousands of small, medium and large businesses across all sectors.
Andy Evans, group health, safety and facilities manager at Utilitywise, said: “We were approached by Northgate with a solution that we felt could be advantageous to our growing business and - with their national coverage and pedigree - could match our growth plans.
"We now have a service that readily complements the nature of our business. We have seen an unprecedented saving of £80,000 within the first 12 months compared to other options we scrutinised."
"The rates we pay for our vehicles is in line with our budgeting plans and expectations.”