Award winning vehicle leasing company, Arrow Self Drive, are relocating from their current site on Greenland Road after outgrowing the plot after just six years.
The Company, who have a total of eight depots across Yorkshire, opened in Dronfield in 2013 when they bought out Sheaf Self Drive.
A year later they moved to their current city centre location so they could better service their growing portfolio of business customers. Now they are on the move again and this time they are going bigger and better, investing substantial time and money and bringing jobs into the region.
Over the past year Arrow has been busy developing the new site on Surbiton Street, which they bought from Barnsley business Truswell Haulage. The plan is to create a depot fitted out with the most up to date technology and state of the art workshop facility. The custom built depot will bring the capability to do onsite repairs and servicing and feature a commercial brake tester to meet the anticipated new legislation for HGV testing guidelines that are believed to be imminent.
An independent family business, Arrow Self Drive leases vehicles on short, flexible and contract hire; anything from a small car to an eighteen tonne truck. Arrow Self Drive owns just over 2,000 vehicles, all of which are maintained in-house to ensure the highest level of personal service and compliancy. The Company prides itself on providing reliability, transparency and professionalism with a reputation for excellence built over thirty years.
Their fully inclusive approach and pricing structure means they handle everything from servicing, to maintenance, accident and breakdown management, replacement vehicles, road tax and tyres so their customers need only insure and fuel.
Gary Tromans, depot manager, who has been with the company since the acquisition in Dronfield, is optimistic about the prospects that the new location will bring.
“ We have enjoyed organic growth and have established ourselves in Sheffield as a leader in business vehicle leasing. But we have outgrown this depot and its capabilities. The new Surbiton site has been designed to be future proof, allowing us to expand without restrictions. The infrastructure we are creating now will give us freedom of growth as well as improved level of service for our customers – and that is exciting. “
The move is due to take place on 3rd March but not all of the facilities and building work will have been completed. It is estimated that it will another six to eight months before all the work is completely finished. Since the new site is a mere half a mile from the existing depot the relocation is expected be a smooth one with the minimum of disruption to the every day running of the business.
Managing Director James Hill explains,
“ Our team in Sheffield have been working hard to grow the business with great success. We now find that we need larger premises to house the increasing fleet size and a Sheffield specific workshop to facilitate a quicker and better service for our business customers. By the time we have completed the project we will have invested around £800,000 into the new purpose built site. Going forward we are looking at creating between 10 and 15 new jobs for skilled technicians and in all likelihood be taking on at least one apprentice. It’s time for Arrow Self Drive to increase its presence in Sheffield and further contribute to the growth of the City; our strategy is to achieve slow and steady growth and I am particularly excited about Sheffield’s part in achieving that.”
Arrow Self Drive leases commercial vehicles on short, flexible and contract hire terms to local companies from its eight depots across Yorkshire. An independent family business, Arrow Self Drive owns its fleet of 2,000 vehicles, all of which are maintained in-house to ensure the highest level of personal service and compliancy. All leasing options are fully inclusive of servicing, maintenance, accident and breakdown cover, accident management, replacement vehicles, road tax and tyres so customers need only insure and fuel. Arrow Self Drive prides itself on providing reliability, transparency and professionalism with a reputation for excellence built over thirty years.