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New Motiva HQ forms part of plans to grow business

The vehicle solutions specialist has been given the green light to start work on a £400,000 project at its premises in Stoke-on-Trent.

The new HQ forms the final part of the company’s move to consolidate all of its activities at a single site in the city.

Motiva Group, now one of the top five privately-owned companies of its type in the UK, moved into Clarence Road in September last year – buying the premises outright.

It was joined on site in June by sister companies M-Way Vehicle Rentals and Motiva Vehicle Contracts Ltd, both formerly based in Bucknall.

Now the remaining workshop operation can follow suit to create what Motiva believe will be the ultimate one-stop shop for vehicle solutions.

‘This development will complete our vision of being able to provide a huge range of services from one site,’ said operations director Gary Williams Williams.

‘We can already provide all types of contact hire, daily rentals, fleet monitoring, fuel management and risk management from our current base.

‘But some of our staff have been using temporary mobile offices because there hasn’t been enough room for everyone.

‘And now we’ll have workshop facilities on site too, so while this is a major investment, it’s one that makes good sense and we’re hoping to reap the benefits.’

Williams believes the development will have significant implications for the business.

‘This scheme will provide us with the perfect platform for the future,’ he said.

‘It will enable us to continue the progress we’ve made in the last few years and provide the stability for long-term business planning.

‘It will create major advantages, both practically and commercially, and it’s a vital part of our push to double the size of the business over the next three years.’

Planning permission for the project, which will deliver more than double the amount of office space and reception capacity, has now been granted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Work will start in July and could be finished in just 12 weeks.

Williams added: ‘These are exciting times for us and this means we’ll all be together and pulling in the same direction, which can only be good news.’

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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.