Leasing company Alphabet has supplied six new vans to English Heritage, following its recent appointment as sole supplier of the charity’s fleet.

The Nissan Primastar vans feature promotional liveries – including QR codes – applied by Mediafleet.

Alphabet’s public sector team is said to have been working closely with the charity to identify ways to optimise and streamline the charity’s wider fleet, which currently includes a mix of owned, leased, and rented vehicles. 

English Heritage procurement manager Danny Forrest said: “We needed a mobility provider with a wealth of public sector experience who could deliver an efficient and cost-effective solution.  

“Alphabet has operated as an extension of our team from day one, recommending process improvements and pinpointing areas where savings can be made as well as providing ongoing support to help us future-proof our fleet. With a dedicated account manager and easy-to-use digital systems, we’re saving time and expense too.

“Speed really was of the essence for the rollout of our new event vans and Alphabet pulled out all the stops. The public sector team made sure the vehicles were sourced and specified quickly and that the changeover was convenient and straightforward. 

“We’re thrilled with the livery and the vans have already been attracting lots of attention. Looking ahead, we’re excited to continue working with Alphabet and see the plans we’ve put in place for the rest of our fleet come to life.”

Alphabet public sector account manager Andrew Parker said: “We’re delighted to join hands with English Heritage, ensuring the right combination of vehicles and support is in place for the charity’s autumn events and beyond. With over 30 years’ public sector experience, we pride ourselves on making mobility both simple and stress-free.

“Juggling stretched budgets alongside the need to improve fleet efficiency and sustainability is a common challenge for public sector organisations. By gaining a solid understanding of English Heritage’s individual needs early on we’ve been able to streamline operations and make sure its future fleet provides value for money while helping the charity work towards their environmental objectives.

“It was a pleasure to personally hand over the new event vans to Danny and the team – they mark the beginning of what I’m sure will be a long and successful partnership.”