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 6,000 vehicles for a variety of clients, with fleets ranging from 5 to as many as 700. We currently rank at 29 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:


Our Company Timeline

Leasing Company of the Year under 20,000 vehicles
JCT600 VLS are Leasing Company of the Year

We have always worked hard to deliver an award-winning service to our customers, but now it’s official! At the recent Fleet News Awards 2021, which recognises the best people, companies, and vehicles in the sector, we were delighted to be crowned the Leasing Company of the Year (up to 20,000 vehicles)…read more

30th Anniversary Magazine

To mark this milestone we have launched a special 30th anniversary magazine which pays homage to our past whilst looking forward to the future of our industry with great optimism.

Ben Creswick MD

Ben Creswick takes over as Managing Director. Ben joined VLS in the summer of 2018 and brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from the leasing and fleet sector having previously worked at Zenith and FMG.

30th Anniversary Party

Time to celebrate our 30th anniversary and where better than The Grand in York. A night of music, fun and laughter for all.

Website Refresh

Our website is refreshed for a more modern look using the latest technologies.


WLTP starts to have an impact of the motor industry.

Fleet News Awards

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.

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.

Driver App Launched

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

Andrew Mann Retires

Andrew Mann retires as MD after 28 years servcie.


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

Astra Crowned Car of the Year

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.

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.

New Website Launch

Launch of new JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions website.

Change of Name

A change of name to JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions.

Record Profits

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

Driver Licence Checking

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

25th Year Team

The team at the start of our 25th Year.

Audi A3 Sportback

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.

JAAMA Key2 System Implemented

The new JAAMA Key2 computer operating system goes live.

Atlantic Sailing Challenge

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

Staff Training Programme

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.

Apperley Manor

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

VW Golf MK5

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.

New Website

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

£1 Million

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

Russell Dawson

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

BMW 3 Series

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.

Record Year

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

Rip off Britain

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.

The Y2K Bug

We survived the Y2K bug!

VW Bora

The VW Bora becomes a popular fleet vehicle.

Eco-Friendly Business

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

Our 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.

Total Control

Fleet Controller grows in popularity.

Customer Service Innovation

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

Breakfast Roadshow

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

The difference that makes all the difference

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

Andrew Mann Appointed MD

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

VAT Changes

A boost for contract hire companies, with VAT changes.

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.

Financial Stability

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

Implemented Motivity Solutions

We changed our computer operating system to Motivity Solutions.

Moved to Rawdon House

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

British Fuels

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

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

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.