The world famous Silverstone motor racing circuit has appointed JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS), the specialist leasing and fleet management division of Bradford-based JCT600, to supply its fleet of track, safety, security and catering vehicles, all of which will sport both Silverstone and JCT600 branding.
JCT600 VLS approached Silverstone last summer to discuss the management of its 200-strong fleet and was among a handful of leasing companies chosen to pitch for its business. Following extensive work, including a demo day organised by JCT600 to showcase a number of marques and models, Silverstone awarded the four year contract to the company.
So far, JCT600 has supplied 38 vehicles comprising 21 Mitsubishi L200 pick-up trucks; two refrigerated Renault vans; one Ford Focus; and 15 Renault Master vans and Renault Kangoo Maxi vans.
Lee Thomas, procurement and contracts manager for Silverstone Circuits, said, “We were extremely impressed by the amount of hard work and time JCT600 put into helping us to choose the best vehicles for our needs. The on-site demo day they organised enabled personnel from our various departments to try out a number of makes and models for themselves, and the company has continued to provide a high level of personal service.”
Paul Walters, managing director for JCT600 VLS, added, “With JCT600’s racing heritage, we are, of course, proud to partner with Silverstone Circuits and for their on-site vehicles to bear our livery. I understand we were chosen because of our ability to provide a truly bespoke package, ensuring that every vehicle is suitable for its particular purpose.
“We were also able to work within Silverstone’s time frame, with the vehicles ordered, liveried and delivered within just three months.”
JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions is a stand-alone business within JCT600. It operates a fleet of 7,000 vehicles, predominantly serving SMEs, typically with fleets of 5-200 vehicles, supplying all brands of cars, vans and even mini buses throughout the UK from the South East to Scotland. Based at Apperley Bridge, it employs 43 staff.
With its head office in Bradford, the JCT600 group is a family business with 50 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, the North East, the Humber, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. It sells 18 of the world’s most respected brands such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW/MINI, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.
JCT600 was founded by renowned rally driver, Jack Tordoff, who won the Circuit of Ireland Rally in 1973. Jack’s grandson, Sam, is continuing the Tordoff racing tradition having previously driven in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship for Team JCT600 with GardX.