Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading tech driven business mobility provider, has announced a year of record results, reporting growth in revenue by 43.5% and an undisclosed double digit growth in profit for the fifth year in a row.
This caps a year that saw the company secure a £142m private equity investment from Phoenix Equity Partners in July after rapid growth in recent years, which will see Nexus continue to expand and further develop its proprietary rental booking and management technology, IRIS.
The company overhauled its mobile site in 2018 to provide an on-the-move mobility management service, as well as launching a new and improved Management Information (MI) suite to allow analysis of customer trends. This feature helps customers to save up to 20 per cent on their spend each year by identifying inefficiencies in the rental process.
More recently, Nexus launched a tool to cut customers’ costs for vehicle repairs, providing a link to upload photographs of any damage though IRIS prior to rental from a mobile phone. The company works closely with its suppliers to drive down damage costs, closing around 36 per cent of claims on behalf of customers each year.
Each year Nexus manages around 200,000 individual vehicles on behalf of clients including 66,000 commercial vehicles and 6,000 HGVs following a dedicated HGV rental booking platform launch in 2017. In total, Nexus’ vehicles have collectively driven more than 750 million miles or 30,000 times round the equator.
Last year also saw Nexus win multiple awards for its consistent growth and commitment to technology. The company won a Lloyd’s National Business Award in November in the Elite London Stock Exchange Group Scale-Up category in recognition of its rapid growth in turnover and staff, increasing its employee numbers by 30 per cent since 2017.
CEO David Brennan also won the headline Leader of the Year award in addition to Company Leader (100+ employees) accolade at the recent Business Desk Yorkshire Leadership Awards.
David Brennan said: “In a year that’s been dominated by ongoing economic uncertainty, we are proud to have remained focused on growing our business while providing outstanding levels of service for our clients and rewarding careers for employees.
“It’s no mean feat to report our fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth and we are taking advantage as businesses are increasingly switching to short and medium-term mobility solutions to combat a lack of clarity within the current economic climate. I’d like to pay tribute to all our staff, suppliers and customers that helped us build and improve our business in 2018 and I am tremendously excited about the year ahead.”
By building up the largest vehicle supply chain in the country, Nexus Vehicle Rental offers daily, short, medium and long-term rental with access to over 550,000 vehicles, including 100,000 specialist and commercial vehicles and 50,000 HGVs across 2,000 UK locations. Due to this, the company can source any vehicle, anytime, anywhere.