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Multi-million-pound investment in vehicles by Motiva Group

The Stoke-on-Trent group has bought more than 150 cars, vans and trucks from North Staffordshire franchises over the last six months.

These have been added to the rental portfolio the business runs under the M-Way brand, bringing its daily rental and short-term lease fleet to more than 650 cars and commercial vehicles.

Newcastle-under-Lyme based Greenhous Fleet Shop has supplied Vauxhall cars and vans, while VW vans and DAF trucks have come from Imperial Commercials in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent.

DAF and Iveco trucks have been supplied by Guest Truck and Van in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, and Cobridge dealership Mercedes-Benz of Stoke has delivered cars. 

Peter Davenport, chief executive at Motiva Group, said: ‘It’s important that when fleet firms get the opportunity to invest, they consider doing that in the local economy. 

‘A lot of the £5 million we have spent will stay in North Staffordshire, filtering down into the manufacturing, service and retail sectors and helping to preserve jobs.

‘The majority of us here are North Staffordshire born and bred and we want the area to prosper. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not a charity. But we feel a responsibility to build relationships with local suppliers and go that extra mile with them so we can keep money here.’

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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.