The two companies have signed a new three-year contract, building on an existing partnership that started in 1996 when J & E Hall outsourced its fleet management before swiftly signing up for contract hire to replace its own funding. In recent years the relationship has extended to include a range of services including full maintenance, vehicle rental and accident management, and J & E Hall is now considering introducing an occupational road risk management solution and driver training

The Dartford-headquartered company currently operates an all diesel fleet of 82 cars and 49 light commercial vehicles, which is located nationwide. A further facet of the partnership is Venson’s one-stop shop approach to vehicle equipping and delivery which means that vehicles are supplied to J & E Hall ready for immediate use. Estate cars are supplied by Ford direct to Venson’s unique Equip-For-Service facility in York where they are fitted with full height steel guards to ensure tools and equipment are restrained in the load compartment.

HR director Clive Morgan said: 'Over the years Venson has got to know our fleet and our drivers very well and the related benefits are far-reaching. Not only are we able to gain from Venson’s marketplace buying-power, but their consultancy approach ensures that we can make fleet policy changes swiftly to reflect legislation and taxation changes thus benefiting both the company and our drivers.'