Enterprise® is a proud new member of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. Here, Phillip Wright talks about the company’s commitment to businesses across the South West and beyond.
Though we’re new to the Devon & Plymouth Chamber, we’ve been part of the fabric of life in the region for many years.
Our first branch opened in 1997, and since then we’ve grown to serve the expanding mobility needs of businesses and residents in the area.
Today we operate nine sites in Devon, supplying a broad range of vehicles – from small cars right up to 44-tonne articulated lorries – on flexible terms that meet the needs of our varying customers.
Across the UK, we’re well known as a car rental operator and, as the reference to HGVs above suggests, we’re also becoming increasingly synonymous with the provision of complex commercial vehicle fleets as well (in fact, we operate one of the largest fleets of specialist and commercial vehicles in the UK).
What many people don’t know, however, is that as well as being the UK’s (and the world’s) largest car rental operator, Enterprise is also an industry leader in mobility and technology.
For instance, you may not be aware that Enterprise is working with private and public sector organisations as well as the Department for Transport and local transport authorities to deliver on the Government’s decarbonisation strategy.
An Enterprise vehicle is typically around eight years younger than the average UK vehicle and therefore, thanks to advances in technology, significantly cleaner and safer to drive.
As well as leading the transition to more sustainable and zero-emission alternatives, we’re also using technology to help our customers make smarter mobility choices.
We’ve integrated journey planning with public and private transport networks (which includes our own growing fleet of on-street Car Club vehicles as well as bike and scooter hire providers) into a single app designed to simplify access to, and booking and payment of, shared transport.
The goal is to make accessing shared transport easier and more affordable for everyone, in the process reducing the number of miles driven, single occupancy journeys by car and ultimately, the number of cars on our roads.
If you’re considering how best to structure mobility for your organisation in this rapidly changing environment of hybrid work-life patterns and new legislation or would simply like to find out more about what’s going on in the world of travel and transport, we’d love to hear from you.