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Automotive Leasing wins NHS Blood and Transplant tender

The deal will see the specialist leasing company continue to provide rapid response and commercial vehicles to NHS service after 18 years of being a key supplier. It currently provides over 200 vehicles to the Special Health Authority.

In particular, Automotive Leasing provides rapid response vehicles that safely transport blood and blood products to their recipients. The vehicles are fitted with cooling systems for vital components, such as the tissue and stem cell samples. This is in addition to supplying a small number of cars.

As part of this new agreement with NHSBT, Automotive Leasing has also secured an additional order for 60 commercial vehicles including Transit and Connect vans as well as specialist refrigerated vehicles to keep blood and other blood products viable for transfusion. 

This contract win follows the two hugely successful national awareness campaigns for NHS Blood and Transplant, both of which took place earlier this month.  

Tim Meadows, brand director Automotive Leasing, said: “I am delighted that we have won the contract to supply NHSBT for another three years. Automotive Leasing has worked with NHS Blood & Transplant for almost twenty years, and we are proud to work with such an important service that is so dedicated to saving and improving lives in the UK.  

“This relationship has been successful mainly due to Automotive Leasing’s commitment to delivering value for money, alongside our rapid response service and commercial vehicle expertise. We are really excited to build upon this relationship, and to further support this vital service with the inclusion of Donor Cards in all new vehicles delivered across our UK fleet.”

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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.