12 November 2015 - Alphabet has been selected by leading recruitment and payroll agency, Eaglecliff Corporate Resourcing Solutions, to deliver a flexible mobility solution for a nationwide re-branding project. Eaglecliff provide multi-national organisations within the Energy, Financial and Entertainment sectors with human resource solutions in areas such as Broadcast, Finance IT, Marketing & Communications and Shipping.
Eaglecliff contractors, working on behalf of a global energy giant, were in need of a business travel solution to meet their mobility requirements over a specific nine month period for a nationwide project to rebrand a UK network of service stations. With the project timeframe too short for traditional three year contract hire solutions, daily rental of the vehicles appeared to be the only available option. However, in addition to their initial discussions with two daily rental providers, Eaglecliff also engaged with business mobility provider, Alphabet.
Through discussions, Eaglecliff soon recognised that Alphabet’s longer-term, flexible rental service, AlphaRent+, was exactly what they were looking for to meet their specific requirements for this project.
Unlike typical daily rental solutions, AlphaRent+ is unique because the Rental fleet is owned and managed by Alphabet. This means that Eaglecliff and their contractors benefit from greater choice of vehicles, as well as a guarantee of the make, model and crucially fuel type - which daily rental often cannot provide. AlphaRent+ also provides increased flexibility by enabling longer term rental bookings without requiring the ‘chopping and changing’ of vehicles, thus reducing driver downtime and increasing their productivity.
Greater certainty over the models and fuel types of vehicle being driven has also meant that Eaglecliff’s P11D reporting process has been made easier and more straightforward. While the business has benefited from less administration hassles as a result of reduced number of frequent vehicle swaps, Eaglecliff drivers have enjoyed higher specification vehicles equipped for business, with Sat Nav and Bluetooth fitted as standard to the AlphaRent+ fleet.
Currently, Alphabet has provided Eaglecliff with ten AlphaRent+ vehicles for a nine month period, including BMW 1 Series, 3 Series and MINI models to meet the different requirements of their drivers.
“The solution suggested by Alphabet was not much more than daily rental from a cost perspective, but the gains in productivity, reduction in administration burden and overall better experience for our drivers were considerable factors in our choice. We needed a flexible solution to meet our specific needs for this project which was longer than a daily rental solution could effectively address but too short for a contract hire agreement. AlphaRent+ minimised the hassle for everyone and gave us the flexibility and choice we needed.” explains Tom Coleman, Recruitment Consultant at Eaglecliff.
Gary MacDonald, Rental Sales Manager at Alphabet, comments: “As the world of work gets more flexible and project-based, increasingly we see the demand from business for longer term and more specific rental requirements. We introduced AlphaRent+ to supplement our daily rental and contract hire offerings as a more flexible alternative. Over the past 12 months we’ve expanded our AlphaRent+ fleet in line with customer demand. In conjunction with our AlphaCity Corporate CarSharing product this means we can uniquely offer our customers solutions for short term vehicle access from one hour to one year and everything in between.”