Celebrating 15 Years of Business

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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!

How it all Started

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.”

SSH Stafford

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.”

Our Services & Our Customers

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.


Why Choose SSH SelfDrive?

· Local, reputable company
· Competitive market rates
· Over 400 vehicles available
· Online booking system
· Corporate bookings
· Drop-off plans
· Additional Driver Cover
· Optional extras


SSH Flexilease

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.

Why Flexilease?

· 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 info@sshselfdrive.co.uk 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.