Vehicle Save Supply New Vans to Expanding Local Electrical Contractor
A rapidly expanding South-Devon based electrical contractor, ‘Shout for an Electrician’ celebrates the first anniversary of the opening of its Newton Abbot Appliance Repair Centre and Showroom on Brunel Industrial Estate with the delivery of four new vans. The new business premises were opened by owner Andy Shout in January last year following the merger of outlets based in Torquay, South Brent and Exeter.
The company which has 11 staff, has enjoyed excellent business growth over the last 12 months and is not just surviving but thriving in the current economic climate having increased turnover from £250k for the last 12 months to £400k for 2011 – 2012. It has been an exciting 12 months of positive changes for entrepreneurial local businessman Andy Shout which includes registering the business as a limited on company on 1st February and taking delivery of four new vans from Vehicle Save Contract Hire & Leasing which have been sign-written and fully fitted-out with ply-lining, bars, pipe carriers and trackers.
Andy Shout Director − ‘Shout for an Electrician’ says: “It has been a very exciting year and the business is growing rapidly. We are getting more and more work in and as a result I am looking to take on more staff and further increase our fleet of vans. We have an established long-term relationship with Vehicle Save and I trust them; it’s not all about cost but the ongoing advice and after sales service they offer. The vehicles are very economical and the fuel savings we have made has already paid for one of the vans. The trackers are proving invaluable and I can accurately measure an increase in performance by 20%. We know where workers are and can divert them to emergency jobs if required which offers an efficient and prompt service to our customers. In addition by having contract hire I have a fixed budget with no hidden costs such as punctures or new tyres and I know exactly how much each van costs me by the hour! The other benefit is that I replace the vehicles after a three year period so the vans are always in good condition which reflects the quality of our brand, image and the service we provide, which is a very important factor.”
Jane Knight General Manager, Vehicle Save Contract Hire & Leasing says: “We are a truly independent local business delivering a tailored service to SMEs in the South West for both leasing and daily rental. As a result we are well placed to offer customers totally unbiased guidance on the selection of the right vehicles for their business and within their budget, demonstrating flexibility and a bespoke service to our individual client’s requirement. The vehicles provided to ‘Shout for an Electrician’ are economical and improves the efficiency of the business by reducing downtime and fuel consumption. By having trackers installed, Andy can offer great benefits to his customers. He knows exactly where his engineers are located and how long they have taken on each job so there is no chance of overcharging so his customers get accurate billing. His business is going from strength to strength and we wish him every success going forward.”