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The Practical Car & Van Rental Brand

Practical is in a unique position to service the demand for economical vehicle rental in your area. We have harnessed this demand into a profitable business model based on over 30 years of experience. The advantages of joining the Practical brand are many;

  • From working with Practical’s highly motivated, experienced and passionate team, through to benefitting from the mistakes that we have made in the past
  • Your investment will be in the safest possible hands
  • Our size and negotiating skills bring major savings on insurance, vehicle purchasing/leasing amongst other benefits
  • Our web page was established in 1996 and has a presence on Google that is comparable to our global competitors
  • We can offer you a wide range of cars and vans from a variety of manufacturers
  • We can also offer you national advertising including an online booking engine

What comes with the package?

  • A Nationally recognised brand, with over 160 locations nationwide and in Northern Ireland  and a fleet of over 4000 vehicles
  • A five year agreement to trade under Practical, with NO fee payable on renewal
  • A three and a half day training course for you and two other members of staff
  • Ongoing  support  with an experienced business development manager to assist in the growth of your franchise
  • A dedicated web page for car and van hire for your territory with an on line booking facility
  • A  bespoke computer software programme, providing you with simple and meaningful management reports
  • A competitive insurance package, where Practical underwrites the deposits and any minimum premiums
  • Access to Practical’s vehicle purchasing /leasing terms and advice on your initial fleet size and mix
  • Location signage, uniform, stationery, a business plan and everything required in order to start your rental business

Through our Central Reservations department, you will be able to source vehicles which you may not have available on your core rental fleet.  We can also organise one way rentals.  We also have our own account customers and may be able to offer the opportunity for each Franchisee to increase their rental revenue.

With strong links to Vauxhall, Nissan, Peugeot Ford and Fiat, we are able to obtain competitive quotes for most of your vehicle needs.

A Practical franchise fee can start from as little as £7000 plus vat.