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Close Brothers Vehicle Hire expands into municipal rentals

Close Brothers Vehicle Hire has launched a new municipal rental offering, providing bespoke funding and vehicles along with tailored customer service.

The new division will offer contract hire, flexi-lease and daily rental options on a comprehensive suite of municipal vehicles

The business, part of Close Brothers Group, will offer contract hire, flexi-lease and daily rental options on a comprehensive suite of municipal vehicles, including refuse trucks, sweepers, hook and skip lorries, gulley emptiers, gritters, tipper grabs, brick grabs and cage tippers.

The vehicles are supported by an expert team who take care of maintenance and provide 24-hour breakdown support and a nationwide service network.

The new initiative is headed up by Philippe Harding, who joins the firm in the role of municipal director. Harding brings with him 25 years’ experience in the truck rental and contract hire sector, including his most recent role as managing director at Gulliver’s Truck Hire.

Harding said: “I am delighted to join Close Brothers Vehicle Hire at this exciting point in its evolution. As we expand to offer municipal vehicles, our priority will be to continue to deliver the service excellence and expertise the business is known for.

“These specialist vehicles have a vital role to play in keeping our towns and cities clean and safe, and I look forward to working closely with local authorities, private contractors and the various agencies that require them.”

Terry Ottey, managing director at Close Brothers Vehicle Hire, added: “Close Brothers Vehicle Hire’s ability to provide bespoke vehicles and tailored customer service is something we pride ourselves on. Our new product will allow more organisations to access the municipal vehicles they need.


“We’re pleased to launch the product and welcome Philippe as our Municipal Director. His extensive experience, alongside strong relationships with manufacturers and suppliers, will be a huge asset as we develop this specialist arm of the business.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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