Essential Business - Awards, Accreditations & Our Locations

Awards & Accreditations

Essential Fleet Services are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the very latest International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) accreditations for both Quality, 9001;2015 and Environmental, 14001; 2015 by ISOQAR UKAS.

The award of the very latest 2015 versions of these two highly recognised certifications demonstrates the significant ongoing commitment and investment of the Essential business in delivering the very best service to our customers across both the Public and Private sectors. 

As the country's leading provider of specialist vehicles, Essential are passionate about working with our partners to deliver a sustainable environment whilst delivering a professional, safe and compliant service.  

In addition to the ISO certifications ISOQAR have also audited and awarded Essential Fleet Services with BS OHSAS 18001; 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management. This certification confirms that Essential have an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system, forming part of the wider policies, procedures and controls needed to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety for its employees. 

Finally, Essential Fleet have obtained the Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP) certification.  Supported by the HSE, SSIP aims to streamline the pre-qualification process for procurement and encourages straightforward mutual recognition between its Member Schemes. The certification will support Essential and its customers in reducing costs, time and bureaucracy in the tender process. 

Essential Fleet are passionate about providing a high quality and professional service to our customers, and the award of these certifications supports our investment in the standards, processes and systems to deliver this. 

We're an FN50 company

We're proud to feature in this year's highly regarded listing of the top fleet companies in the UK, as rated by the leading sector publication, Fleet News.

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Freight Transport Association (FTA)

The FTA is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. Boasting a rich heritage, FTA has been supporting the interests of the transport industry since 1889. FTA members operate more than 200,000 lorries, almost half the UK fleet. Which means they are responsible for over 90 per cent of freight moved by rail and 70 per cent of UK visible exports by sea and air.

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)

Established in 1967, the BVRLA is the trade body for companies engaged in the leasing and rental of cars and commercial vehicles. BVRLA members operate a combined fleet of around 2.75 million cars, vans and trucks, and purchase around 80 per cent of UK-manufactured vehicles sold in this country. In total, through its direct operations, the vehicles it purchases and its activities in dealerships and the used car market, the vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes an estimated £14.3bn to the UK economy. Through its 500 member companies and their customers, the BVRLA represents the interests of more than two million business car drivers and the millions of people who use a rental vehicle each year. It lobbies at the heart of government in the UK and EU to ensure that regulation and legislation affecting its members is fair and doesn't stifle competition. The BVRLA also works with public sector agencies, industry associations and key business influencers on key road transport, taxation and finance-related issues.

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