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Mick George branches into vehicle leasing

Construction company Mick George has set up a car and van leasing division, intended to provide fleets with unrivalled service and experience.

Mick George leasing broker website

Mick George says its new leasing broker service is focused on “going the extra mile” for fleets.

Headed up by vehicle leasing director Steve Howell – formerly of Neva Consultants and with a long history of sourcing vehicles for the inhouse Mick George fleet – the new leasing broker service is BVRLA accredited and has Lex Autolease on board as a funding partner while Hitachi Capital has also been confirmed as a second funder.

In addition to outright purchase, the business is offering three main lease product offerings, covering finance lease, contract hire and lease purchase, with short, medium and long term lease arrangement options available. Mick George added that it’s expecting to see most uptake with small or single fleet operators initially, but this may expand over time.

The firm acknowledged that a construction company may not be the obvious choice when seeking to lease a vehicle but highlighted that it already runs a fleet in excess of 400 different vehicles, essential for work purposes.

Steve Howell also said the division will focus on “going the extra mile” for its clients with an emphasis on quality and service.

Finance director Jon Stump added: “Our existing external relationships, collaborated with various other services that the business provides, means we’re a reputable alternative to those already operating in this sector. For many of our customers, the vehicle they drive is not just a means of transport, it’s also an extension of their office, storage, advertising mechanism and a means of delivering their main service. We’re trying to overcome a common aggravation of any downtime.’’

The new service has already secured two clients after less than a week in operation, with one business ordering 25 Citroën Berlingos while the other has ordered 20 Mercedes-Benz C350E plug-in hybrids.

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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.