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
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
Sale and Leaseback for 150 cars with British Fuels. Some of our early customers include Needham & James Solicitors and Yorkshire Electricity.
Implemented Motivity Solutions
We changed our computer operating system to Motivity Solutions.
Near breakeven with annual accounts showing a loss of only £6000.
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.
Andrew Mann Appointed MD
Andrew Mann is appointed as our new Managing Director, as Nigel Stead leaves.
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.
It’s a record year for us, down to our strong customer care culture.
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.
In memory of one of our team members Russell Dowson, we raise £15,479.17 to support his family.
We make over £1 million pre-tax profit for the first time.
VW Golf MK5
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.
Record annual profits. The strength of the used vehicle market contributes to our best year ever.
Change of Name
A change of name to JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions.
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.
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.
WLTP starts to have an impact of the motor industry.
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.
Leasing Company of the Year under 20,000 vehicles
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