Belfast Telegraph

Soaring sales see Fleet4u add new jobs and website in a £150,000 expansion

By John Mulgrew

A Co Armagh car fleet firm is adding new jobs to its business as part of a £150,000 expansion - fuelled by a 50% boost in sales.

Fleet4u has added two new staff and has further plans for more jobs as its grows its Portadown business.

The firm, which is part of the Shelbourne Motor Group, has boosted its sales and business customers.

In its last set of published accounts, parent company Shelbourne Motors Ltd saw its pre-tax profits almost double - rising to almost £700,000.

Fleet4u, which has been in business for 40 years, leases new and used cars and vans.

Its director, Paul Ward, said that 2015 "went from strength to strength".

"The time was perfect for us to invest heavily in continuing to grow the company and its presence through Northern Ireland, as well as in the rest of the UK and Ireland," he said.

"We have pledged to invest over £150,000 initially, which will be pumped into taking on new staff, training of existing staff, systems, premises and marketing, including a new website which will make it much easier for customers to see our wide offering," he added.

The investment will see a revamp of the current business in Portadown, with new offices in place by April.

"We are a local company which understands the local market and we know that there is no 'one size fits all' fleet customer," Mr Ward said. "Some businesses require just two cars, others 200. Some require the same make and model, others need a mixture of new cars and used vans.

"We make it an easy process for companies and we are delighted this investment will aid us even further."

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