Business First moves UK Car and Van Leasing into Blackburn centre

The latest business to join the growing network of companies based at Business First, Blackburn, is UK Car and Van Leasing.

Directors Neil Smith and John Plimley tell us more about their business, their future plans and why they chose Business First.


Tell us about your business.

UK Car and Van Leasing started in May 2016. We provide all makes and models ranging from Vauxhaulls to Audis, with a range of products and services.

Our customers can view vehicles online and receive a one-to-one personalised service from our account handlers.

What has been your highlight so far?

There have been so many. We’re really proud of our staff and how much they’ve achieved with us over the last six months. But our favourite moment was when we sold three vehicles to Bolton Wanderers, as well as our contracts with Lancashire Police and Aerospace for advertising.

Why Business First?

We picked Business First because of the great location – being on the M65 corridor makes it easy as we could hope for to pick up and drop off vehicles – and a great looking office complex, with really friendly and professional staff.

Our new office is great and it has room for expansion, which is perfect for our needs as our business continues to go from strength to strength.

What’s next for UK Car and Van Leasing?

Our major plan is expansion. Like all new businesses, we are excited by the prospect of growth. This will mean more jobs are created – which really pleases us, as we love to be part of the local community and economy – giving us the ability to respond to more leads more quickly and more effectively.

One area of the industry that we are potentially looking to get more involved in is Equestrian Vehicles; we think there’s a gap in the market there which we can take advantage of.

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