Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm, has entered into a five-year contract with Harrogate Ladies’ College.

With headquarters in Huddersfield and eight depots across the region, Arrow Self Drive has agreed a long-term partnership with Harrogate Ladies College after having supplied the independent school with short-term vehicle-hire for the last 15 years

The contract will see the firm supplying the school with exclusive use of two 17-seater minibuses for school trips and staff outings. The vehicles, which have been branded-up to include the Harrogate Ladies’ College logo will be supplied by Arrow Self Drive’s Knaresborough depot.

Harrogate Ladies’ College is an independent boarding and day school located in the town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Founded as a girls' senior school in 1893, the college now educates girls from ages 2 to 18 and boys up to age 11.

Commenting on the partnership, Arrow Self Drive’s Knaresborough depot manager Sandra Duffield said:

“Our long-standing relationship with Harrogate Ladies’ College has strengthened over the last fifteen years and we’re incredibly pleased to be able to continue our partnership on a long-term basis.”

Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College, Sylvia Brett added:

“Having the right transport provision in place is important in allowing pupils to access our school and also in enabling us to enrich our pupils’ education with opportunities and experiences outside of the school grounds.”

“At Harrogate Ladies College we look to work with partners and suppliers that reflect our values. We feel that Arrow Self Drive has provided us with excellent customer service to ensure our vehicle requirements have been met over the years. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”

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Arrow Self Drive started in Huddersfield in 1988 and is a family run business with the aim of becoming the No 1 provider of vehicle hire in Yorkshire. From its humble beginnings the company has continued to steadily grow and today boasts a fleet of almost 2,000 rental vehicles with eight branches across Yorkshire and close to 100 staff on team.

The success of Arrow Self Drive is due to the firm’s straightforward approach, personal service and focus on customer service excellence.

The senior management team continue to steer the organisation and ensure that the business stays true to its Yorkshire values and maintain a personal approach as they expand into the future.

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