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Enterprise Car Club expands with NHS tie-up

Date: 16 July 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Rental firm Enterprise has announced its car club service will now be offered to the public in Derbyshire, where it is operating in partnership with local health services. 

The deal with the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust has seen nine Ford Fiestas parked at locations across a number of hospitals and health centres.

The trust has been using Enterprise Car Club for employee business travel for two years, but the service has now also been made available to the public.

Trust sustainability lead Mark Armstrong-Read said: "We initially chose Enterprise as it is a recognised expert in business mobility and we were keen to encourage our employees to use more efficient and sustainable vehicles for business travel. It also means they didn't have to use their own cars for work trips, which many were reluctant to do.

"Our staff mainly hire the cars for clinical use, visiting patients and travelling between health centres. Those journeys tend to take place between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, so we've been able to expand the programme to also provide more transport options for the people and businesses near our locations."

Enterprise Car Club managing director Dan Gursel said: "A car club is all about providing seamless access 24/7 to vehicles for a local community, so we were delighted when Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust agreed to extend access to its Enterprise Car Club vehicles to other people living and working in Derbyshire. 

"As a business, Enterprise focuses on a hyper-local service, and our vehicles and branches are often located in areas where there are no other rental car options.

"In addition to our six rental car branches already in Derbyshire, these nine automated car club vehicles are ideal for people who need to access a car.

"They're a low-cost, low-emission alternative that will suit a lot of individuals and businesses in the region."