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Enterprise car club service now available in Derbyshire

Businesses and private drivers in Derbyshire can now access round-the-clock car club services in Derbyshire through Enterprise Car Club.

The nine Ford Fiestas run on the scheme are now available for local businesses and drivers to access 24/7

The scheme has been operated for the last two years in partnership with Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust for employees of the Trust, bringing a reduction in CO2 emissions by two tonnes to date as well as reducing reliance on the grey fleet.

The programme is now being opened up to the general public, bringing access to nine Ford Fiestas 24/7. The cars are parked at a number of the Trust’s hospitals and health centres and can be booked and accessed via the Enterprise Car Club smartphone app.

Mark Armstrong-Read, sustainability lead at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our staff mainly hire the cars for clinical use, visiting patients and travelling between health centres. Those journeys tend to take place between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, so we’ve been able to expand the programme to also provide more transport options for the people and businesses near our locations.

“Our NHS Trust plays an important role in community healthcare in Derbyshire and now we’re helping to provide community transport as well.”

Dan Gursel, managing director of Enterprise Car Club, added: “In addition to our six rental car branches already in Derbyshire, these nine automated car club vehicles are ideal for people who need to access a car.

“They’re a low-cost, low-emission alternative that will suit a lot of individuals and businesses in the region.”

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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.