Yorkshire based contract hire and leasing company JCT600 Contracts Ltd has been awarded a major contract to supply 200 wheelchair access minibuses over the next 12 months to Darlington based care home specialist HC- One.
The first of the converted Renault Master vehicles was presented by Kate Thompson and Lindsay Francis of JCT600 Contracts to Kelly Greensmith of HC-One at Windsor Court Care Home in Goole on 13 August.
HC-One which operates more than 240 care homes across the UK, turned to Bradford-based JCT600 Contracts to manage its company car policy and fleet management requirements. The 200-vehicle fleet of nine-seater mini buses, which will provide transport for over 10,000 residents at their care homes, are supplied with tail lifts and will be fully maintained by JCT600 Contracts. The fleet is being converted by North West mobility experts Wilker in Sandbach which has over 50 years’ experience in the design and build of specialist vehicle conversions.
JCT600 Contracts has supplied a number of cars to HC-One and provides additional management services for its existing owned cars and minibuses.
JCT600 Contracts sales manager (North) Kate Thompson explained:
As part of its commitment to providing the kindest and most professional care for older people, HC-One is making a major investment in updating its fleet to ensure that residents benefit from the safest and most comfortable vehicles.
“HC-One’s requirements were complex, they were understandably keen to ensure the specification delivered everything their residents may need and we have been working closely with many different suppliers and manufactures to provide the highest quality equipment, at the most competitive price.
We have found the experience hugely rewarding and feel our input and the partnership approach has been instrumental in achieving HC- One’s exacting requirements. JCT 600 Contracts has been awarded many significant contracts over the last 24 years but none as diverse as the HC-One contract. We are pleased to have been able to fulfil HC-One’s needs and help them provide the best possible care to residents.
HC-One procurement liaison manager Debbie Carling, was instrumental in leading and coordinating the project and was impressed by the quality of service at JCT600, she said:
HC-One aims to provide the kindest care and our new Renault fleet from JCT600 will help us to meet that vision. The minibuses will be used to transport residents on outings and activities and will greatly improve the quality of lives of so many people.
HC-One is the country’s newest and third largest provider of care for older people, specialising in dementia, nursing, residential and specialist care with homes throughout the UK.
JCT600 Contracts is a wholly owned subsidiary of theJCT600 Group, which is privately owned and based in Bradford. Established over 60 years ago, it has 42 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the North East and sells 21 of the world’s most respected brands including:- Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen.