Workshop Management for the Public Sector

Essential Fleet Services has a 42 year history of setting up and operating maintenance facilities to inspect, service and maintain essential LCV and HGV fleets for local authorities throughout the UK.

By consulting with our public sector customers we fully understand the numbers, types and inspection regimes of vehicles to use the facility and any anticipated volume of sub contracted work, including the provision of MOT testing, we assist in the improvement of existing facilities or identifying and sourcing suitable facilities and designing the internal layout to meet the customer’s requirements.

Key pillars of workshop management success

Member of Essential carrying out work on vehicle

Fixed job times – our 42 year history means we have unrivalled experience of managing job times, ensuring maintenance solutions are delivered in a cost effective and efficient manner, benefiting our public sector partners with reduced down time and maintenance costs. 

Parts buying power – with over 3000 vehicles on fleet, a large proportion of them being specialist HGVs, Essential have unrivalled buying power on parts. This buying power is reflected in the competitive maintenance packages we provide to our local authority clients.   

Best in class working practices – with more than 100 highly trained and experienced staff in our service centres we are delivering best in class maintenance solutions to our public sector customers. With a heritage stretching back more than 40 years we have the knowledge, processes and procedures and training programmes in place to ensure that our workshop staff deliver the highest levels of maintenance. 

Your staff or ours 

We have a depth of successful experience in utilising our clients’ existing infrastructure and managing staff TUPE transfers into our employment, working as an integrated partner to achieve smooth transitions. Since the formation of the business as a limited company in 1998 we have TUPE transferred over 300 staff into our employment as a result of partnerships with local authorities.

For a number of our council partners we also provide the option of the workshop staff remaining as direct employees, with Essential providing best in class working practises and management controls to drive efficiencies within the service centre. This can include the placement of a service centre manager working seamlessly with the existing staff, and ensures the technicians have access to Essential's programme of training and development. 

Essential Fleet have relationships with 43 councils throughout the UK for the provision of contract hire, workshop management, maintenance and rental solutions. Enquire today to discover how we can support you with the cost effective, compliant and innovative running of your specialist vehicle fleet.