On January 1st, we not only welcomed a new year, but also a brand-new decade; the roaring twenties. However, 2020 is also a huge year for the team at SSH, as we celebrate 15 years of business, and what a fifteen years they have been!
SSH, South Staffs Hire Ltd, was founded and established in 2005 by co-owners Darrell Miller and Paul Graham. The company originally operated as a Thrifty Car Rental franchise, trading in the Telford area.
Starting with a fleet of just 27 vehicles, hard work and determination meant the business rapidly increased to over 100 vehicles in the first 12 months, and now has over 400 vehicles to date.
In 2010, due to further expansion plans, SSH agreed an amicable departure from the Thrifty franchise system, meaning they were then able to concentrate on their core business, and trade without restraint to local businesses and the general public.
“The following years have proven extremely successful for both business development and general business growth, recruiting key members of staff, skilled in specific areas to deal with our increasing customer base.”
Then, in May 2012, SSH SelfDrive became the franchisee for Hertz Car Rental in Telford, Shrewsbury and Stafford. The franchise provided a unique and valuable opportunity for SSH SelfDrive to expand alongside a multi-national company. Due to the success and growth of the business, a second branch was opened in Stafford to support the company’s increasing portfolio of customers in the area.
Today, SSH’s area of coverage has expanded even further, and they now cover Stoke-on-Trent, Cannock, and Wolverhampton, as well as their two main locations in Telford and Stafford. Thus making them established market leaders in the vehicle hire sector throughout Shropshire and the surrounding counties.
“Our mission statement of ‘Giving You Outstandingly Good Service’ represents our ethos and is a statement that we believe to be sacrosanct. Our reputation has been built on providing exceptional levels of service and competitive pricing. We pride ourselves on never failing our customers and as a company we are constantly looking to provide our customers the best service and offer real value for money.”
As well as offering some of the most competitive prices on the market, SSH also offer special weekend deals, bank holiday promotions and regular discounted rates.
As experts in their field, the team are in a great position to be able to update their fleet on a regular basis; meaning customers always have a wide range of vehicles to choose from. From commercial van hire, personal car self-drive to minibus rentals, SSH can offer a tailored plan to suit your business and personal requirements.
· Local, reputable company
· Competitive market rates
· Over 400 vehicles available
· Online booking system
· Corporate bookings
· Drop-off plans
· Additional Driver Cover
· Optional extras
Due to the brilliant success of SSH SelfDrive and based on the knowledge that Darrell and Paul recognized the need for a vehicle leasing company which provided both low monthly payments and low deposits, SSH Flexilease was founded in September 2016.
As Flexilease enters it’s fourth year, the company has gone from strength to strength. Whether you are looking for a vehicle to lease for personal reasons, you are a start-up business or take on short-term staff and in need of a temporary fleet, they can help. Flexilease can offer one to twelve-month leasing arrangements on a wide selection of cars and commercial vehicles.
· Low deposits
· Low monthly payments
· Flexible terms
· No long-term commitments
· Tailored plans
· One to twelve-month lease arrangements
· Wide selection of cars and commercial vehicles available
Would you like to find out more about the services we provide? Call us today on 01952 427770, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us online.
We would like to thank all of customers, past and present, for their continued support and business over the last 15 years. Here’s to next 15.
Happy 2020, from us all the team.
We accept the following payment options
All drivers must be aged between 21 and 75 inclusive. Drivers under the age of 23 may only rent vehicles up to Standard category1 and would be subject to a young driver surcharge. Drivers over the age of 70 are also subject to the same surcharge.2
1Standard category is cars up to a 1400cc and small vans (i.e. SWB Transit)
2 Under / Overage drivers surcharge is charged at £10.00 per day PLUS VAT.
All hirers who will be insured to drive South Staffs Hire vehicles must produce a full valid driving licence with their current address (having a current address on your driving licence is a legal requirement); this must be done in person, at the time of collection. No copies of licences will be accepted.
Drivers aged between 23-75 must have held a full driving licence for at least 12 months. Minor licence endorsements up to 6 points are accepted. Major endorsements i.e. UT, DD, DR & IN are subject to insurance clearance and the hire location would need to be informed before reservation is placed. Drivers aged under 23 must have held a licence for at least 24months and be free of major endorsements. (For full clarification please contact office) Minibus rental is only available to renters over the age of 25 holding category D1 on their licence.
Insurance is subject to an insurance excess. This excess is the amount that would be left as a deposit at the outset of a hire. The excess this is what the hirer would be liable for in the event of damage occurring to the hire vehicle, different vehicles attract different access levels; these levels are listed on the booking screen. Excess waivers are available.
As well as the full drivers licence the main driver must produce 2 forms of identification i.e. passport, utility bill, (utility bills must be no less than three months old) at least one confirming home address this should match the address on the drivers licence.
Payment is accepted by major credit or debit cards (card payment by 3rd parties is only accepted by prior arrangement. Cash payment is accepted but only if the excess deposit is paid by debit/credit card.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel at the start of the hire. Customers may:-
All reservation must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or charges will apply, Charges vary from £25:00 – £50:00 depending on size of vehicle – For further information please ask a member of staff when reserving a vehicle
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE PART OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT