UK Transport Awards 2024

SME News- UK Transport Awards 2024 / 10 Best Ambulance & Specialist Vehicle Suppliers 2024 Specialist Vehicle Solutions Ltd (SVS) is a nationwide vehicle rental and sales company located in Dudley, West Midlands. Established in 2009, this independent and family-run company has grown significantly over the years and is now one of the UK's largest specialist vehicle rental and sales businesses. In the company's early days, the focus was on the hire and sales of ambulances and wheelchair-accessible vehicles. However, the business has since expanded to include vans, vehicles for the funeral industry, minibuses, and more. Renown within the industry for its expertise, what sets SVS apart from its competitors is not only the vast experience within the sector but also the personal involvement of Director, Steven Manning, with all customers. With a combined experience of 100 years, the Workshop Team ensures that the vehicles are prepared to the highest standards with customer satisfaction at the forefront. Due to the nature of the work undertaken by the vehicles, the company understands the importance of timely and reliable solutions to mechanical issues, so significant investment has been made in cutting-edge technology to ensure that vehicles are diagnosed accurately, and any issues are rectified quickly. The Operational managers are available to assist customers 24/7 once vehicles are active on site. Behind the scenes, the Business Development team has recently achieved Crown Commercial Supplier status and has successfully secured long-term contracts with several NHS trusts and local authorities. SVS are members of the Independent Ambulance Association, The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and The Association of Fleet Professionals. SVS provides nationwide services and has a trusted network of mechanics throughout the UK, meaning they can tailor-make fleet management packages to suit varying needs and offer delivery and collection services. This makes renting, buying, and maintaining a vehicle convenient for their clients. The company also has extensive experience exporting vehicles globally, making it a reliable choice for its international customers. They are a trusted partner of many charities and have deployed over 200 vehicles to Ukraine and arranged donations of essential medicines, medical equipment, food, and clothing. SVS is committed to working towards Net Zero. After a recent carbon assessment, improvements were made, including adding the first electric vehicle to our fleet and installing EV chargers at our head office. By continuing to repurpose vehicles rather than purchasing new ones, we offer our customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint. Looking ahead, SVS envisages a bright future with exciting developments, including converting their own vehicles. This will mean that SVS will be able to offer customers vehicles built to their own specifications. As the business grows, they are looking to expand their team and are now offering an apprenticeship role. They are proud to be an employer that supports those with disabilities through their membership in the Disability Confident programme. We’re pleased to present SVS with their esteemed title of Best Ambulance & Specialist Vehicle Suppliers 2024 in our UK Transport Awards 2024 – long may their success continue. “Please contact us for further information on how we can support your fleet needs.” Contact: Sarah Manning Email: Sarah@svsuk.net Company: Specialist Vehicle Solutions Ltd Web address: www.specialist-vehicle-solutions.co.uk/

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