How Wessex Fleet Started:
Wessex Fleet was founded in 2004 by our three directors Tim McNally, Simon Naylor and Spencer Blake. The three were friends long before they founded the business, and between them had just shy of twenty years’ experience in the leasing and rental sector working for others when they decided to set up their own business.
The three were friends long before they founded the business, and between them had just shy of twenty years’ experience in the leasing and rental sector working for others when they decided to venture out on their own.
There were two main factors that prompted them to form their own company. On a personal level, they wanted more time with their young families so needed a better work-life balance. On a professional level, they were determined to create an environment where the customer’s experience is at the heart of everything, something they had noticed wasn't always the case with other companies.
See a breakdown of our history over the past 16 years in the timeline below:
Our Story So Far
Wessex Fleet Solutions is established combining over 35 years of leasing and rental industry knowledge
Wessex Fleet are FSA approved - now known as the FCA, allowing them to discuss financial products with their clients.
Wessex Fleet are appointed a Key Associate of Lex Autolease, the biggest UK finance house for vehicle leasing.
Appointed an approved partner of Network, now known as LeasePlan.
Wessex Fleet launch a new & bespoke online vehicle rental system allowing business users to access a large panel of rental companies.
Wessex Fleet move to a large office based in Harnham, Salisbury due to a growing team.
Wessex Fleet are appointed the supplier of Whatcar? Magazine contract hire data.
Wessex Fleet Director, Spencer Blake, is appointed to the BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee
Wessex Fleet are selected among a handful of brokers allowed access to the Alphabet Partner funding system.
Further growth means the company moves to bigger premises in the Wilton Shopping Village, just outside of Salisbury.
Wessex Fleet launches online fleet management tool called Wessex Drive for its corporate customers.
Spencer Blake, Sales Director, is appointed the chairman of the BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee.
Wessex Fleet are finalists in the South Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards for Business of the Year.
Wessex Fleet are named as Winners of the Marketing Excellence Award at the South Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards.
Wessex Fleet launch a new look brand reflecting their new core values, Be Genuine, Be Enthusiastic, Be Dedicated, Be Effective.
Wessex Fleet Today:
Today, we pride ourselves on being here to help our customers on every step of the journey from finding the very best offers through streamlining the document signing process, answering any questions once the vehicle has delivered, and helping to manage fleet policies and ensuring these are tailored to your business' needs.
Tim, Simon and Spencer now oversee over 30 members of the Wessex Family, ensuring our customers are expertly informed and guided through every stage of the leasing journey. You can find out more about each of our teams and what they do on the meet the team page.
Wessex Fleet now also offer personal and business leasing through Car Lease Special Offers, bespoke fleet and grey fleet management, vehicle rentals, driving licence checks, driver training and much more. To find out more about the different services we can offer click here for Wessex Rental or here for Fleet Management or give us a call on 01722 322 888.
We work with a number of different companies to ensure we provide you with the very best service. On the fleet management side, we work with Licence Check in partnership with the DVLA for our driving licence checks, Innovative Solutions using the 1link platform for repairs, maintenance and rental supply, and Quickfit, National, ATS and Halfords Auto Centres for repairs, servicing and maintenance.