JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions first opened its doors in 1988, under the name of JCT600 Contracts.

We have long been regarded as a company who offers excellent customer care across a wide range of vehicle leasing and management services, to both the corporate and personal markets.

We are based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and operate independently from the JCT600 Group, one of the UK’s largest motor groups, but benefit from their full support and backing. Our company vision is to be the best, rather than the biggest. Best in terms of our customer service, customer care and commitment to our team. We are a family business with strong family values. Our roots guide our decisions and enable us to remain flexible and nimble to change. Continuous investment in our team and technologies are keeping us at the forefront of our industry.

We operate a fleet of 7,000 vehicles for a variety of clients, with fleets ranging from 5 to as many as 700. We currently rank at 25 in the Fleet News UK Top 50 leasing companies and are active members of both The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) and the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO).

Company Vision – “We don’t want to be biggest just the best”

Our Company Values:

TEAM – we are a family business with strong values. All colleagues are an extension of the family and are, therefore, part of the Team.

RESPECT – we treat everyone, colleagues and customers alike, how we expect to be treated ourselves – with Respect.

COMMUNICATION – we endeavour to be open and honest in all communications with our colleagues and customers.

PASSION – we are proud of our Company, enthusiastic, dedicated, committed, positive and supportive of each other.

INTEGRITY – we are trustworthy, honest and sincere with fellow colleagues and customers.

EXCELLENCE – we strive for the highest possible standards in all aspects of our business, at all times.

DYNAMIC – we are committed to a modern, innovative, robust and successful organisation, always ready for new challenges.

 

We are members of the following associations:

bvrla-transparent

Acfo

fn50

 

 

 

Our Company Timeline

1988
1988

Company formed

We’re established at JCT600 Head Office, Sticker Lane, Bradford. Nigel Stead is Managing Director, Andrew Mann is Sales Manager, Brian Kirby is Company Accountant, Mike Smith is Maintenance Manager and Ann Ashwell is in Purchasing.

1989
1989

Vauxhall Cavalier

One of two archetypal company cars, the Cavalier – along with the Ford Sierra, formed the backbone of many customers’ fleets. Either hatchback or saloon, but at this time still mainly powered by petrol

1989

British Fuels

Sale and Leaseback for 150 cars with British Fuels. Some of our early customers include Needham & James Solicitors and Yorkshire Electricity.

1989

Moved to Rawdon House

Rawdon-House

We move to our new offices at Rawdon House, Yeadon.

1990
1990

Implemented Motivity Solutions

We changed our computer operating system to Motivity Solutions.

1992
1992

Financial Stability

Near breakeven with annual accounts showing a loss of only £6000.

1995
1995

Audi A4

It’s easily forgottenn, but up to the launch of this car Audi’s profile was far lower than the premium manufacturer it is now. The A4 marked a watershed moment in the larger acceptance of premium manufacturer supplied fleet cars. This was very much a sign of things to come.

1995

VAT Changes

VAT-Changes

A boost for contract hire companies, with VAT changes.

1996
1996

Andrew Mann Appointed MD

andrew-mann

Andrew Mann is appointed as our new Managing Director, as Nigel Stead leaves.

1996

The difference that makes all the difference

Customer-Care

Customer care and the personal touch… the difference that makes all the difference.

1997
1997

Breakfast Roadshow

Breakfast-Roadshow

A great day at the Breakfast Show, along with Audi who launch their A6.

1997

Customer Service Innovation

Fleet-Controller

Customer service innovation with the launch of our Fleet Data Disk – a Floppy disk customer information system.

1997

Total Control

Total-Control

Fleet Controller grows in popularity.

1998
1998

Our 10th Anniversary

10th-Anniversary

It’s our 10th Anniversary, so we host an event at Lightwater Valley, Ripon. Over 100 guests come to enjoy themselves at the theme park along with a “Ride & Drive” rally car experience.

1998

Eco-Friendly Business

Holiday-Cottages

Supporting our eco-friendly businesses by supplying Mitsubishi Carisma GDIs to Holiday Cottages Group.

1998

VW Bora

VW-Bora

The VW Bora becomes a popular fleet vehicle.

2000
2000

The Y2K Bug

Y2K

We survived the Y2K bug!

2000

Rip off Britian

Surviving the ‘Rip Off Britain’ years which devalues used cars by over £1000 each. Major leasing companies provide millions of pounds for residual value losses.

2001
2001

Record Year

It’s a record year for us, down to our strong customer care culture.

2001

BMW 3 Series

BMW

Many times it has been reported that the 3 Series outsold the ubiquitous Ford Mondeo as top fleet/corporate car. This mainly wasn’t true but the numbers were often close (sales of 50-60000 units per year.) The 3 Series was, and still is, a car many drivers aspire to running as their company, or indeed private, vehicle.

2002
2002

Russell Dawson

In memory of one of our team members Russell Dowson, we raise £15,479.17 to support his family.

2003
2003

£1 Million

We make over £1 million pre-tax profit for the first time.

2004
2004

New Website

New-Website

A stylish way to check up on leasing. Fleet News writes a commendable review of our website.

2005
2005

VW Golf MK5

Golf

Downsizing. The Golf had it’s mojo back after the comparatively duller Mk4. With rising fuel costs, and the cars themselves being larger in successive generations – this Golf marked a key point in the large switch to ‘smaller’ vehicles. However, the premium manufacturers were soon to follow.

2007
2007

Apperley Manor

Apperley-Manor

We move to our brand new Group Head Office at Tordoff House.

2009
2009

Staff Training Programme

Staff-2009

We’re able to increase the budget for our staff training. All five of our sales managers have passed the BVRLA’s Professional Fleet Consultant Development Programme.

2010
2010

Atlantic Sailing Challenge

Yorkshire-Challenger

Atlantic Challenge comes to Yorkshire. We row to raise money for JCT600 Group’s Atlantic Sailing Challenge.

2012
2012

JAAMA Key2 System Implemented

Jaama-Logo

The new JAAMA Key2 computer operating system goes live.

2012

Audi A3 Sportback

Audi-A3

Currently, one of, if not the most important fleet car. Following the previous trends of downsizing and upmarket choices, this is the ‘ideal’ combination of the two. Very closely related to its sister Golf, at this point in time it is all the car for most people with the right image for the same audience.

2013
2013

25th Year Team

Team25th

The team at the start of our 25th Year.

2014
2014

Driver Licence Checking

Licence-Checking

Launch of our in house Driver Licence Checking System (DECS). Over 3000 driver licences checked in 2014.

2014

Record Profits

Record annual profits. The strength of the used vehicle market contributes to our best year ever.

2015
2015

Change of Name

VLS

A change of name to JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions.

2015

New Website Launch

New-Website

Launch of new JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions website.

2016
2016

Group Conference

Group-Conference

Thirty colleagues from Vehicle Leasing Solutions joined over 2000 members of staff at Leeds Arena as our dealer group hosted the firm’s first annual conference which provided an opportunity to mark their 70th anniversary in business.

2016

Astra Crowned Car of the Year

Vauxhall-Astra

Announced at the Geneva International Motor Show last week, the all-new Vauxhall Astra has been crowned European Car of the Year 2016. Leading the way the Astra received a strong 309 points and 24 top marks from the panel of jurors. Its competitors, the Volvo XC90 managed to secure second place with 294 points and 11 top marks and third place was taken by the Mazda MX5 with 202 points and 13 top marks.

2016

Brexit

Brexit

The people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union by a majority of 52% to 48%.

2017
2017

Andrew Mann Retires

Retirement

Andrew Mann retires as MD after 28 years servcie.

2017

Driver App Launched

App-Launch

We launch our very own driver focussed app on Android and IOS platforms.

2017

JCT600 VLS awarded Go Ultra Low status

JCT600 VLS is delighted to have been added to the growing list of companies promoting and using ULEV’s in their own company car fleet.

2018
2018

Fleet News Awards

FNA18

We are pleased to announce that our driveVLS app has made the shortlist for the Fleet News Awards 2018 in the Most Innovative Use of Technology category.

2018

WLTP

WLTP starts to have an impact of the motor industry.