Jim Howard

Jim Howard
Managing Director

Vehicle Save UK Ltd was established by Jim in 1993 as part of commencing an Exeter based vehicle rental business in partnership with Kenning Car and Van Rental. The company moved swiftly into profit and a second branch was established two years later in Taunton. In 2000 the Kenning Franchise was replaced by a four branch franchise operation in conjunction with National Car and Van Rental. Following the absorption of the National Group into Europcar Car and Van Rental the business has continued to trade under the banner of Europcar, one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest daily rental networks.

With a career background largely within the vehicle contract hire and leasing industry Jim was understandably keen to add such a business to his activities. The opportunity do so this arose in 2007 and Vehicle Save Contract Hire and Leasing was established. Despite the difficulties arising from the bank crash of 2008 the growth of the company has been steady and profitable. In addition to traditional long term business of between 24 and 48 months duration the company has also successfully innovated with the provision of shorter, 6 and 12 month contracts and these have proved to be exceptionally popular with both commercial and private customers. 

Much of the consistent success of the business can be attributable to the high quality and commitment of the staff that have joined the business over the years and become pivotal to its continued growth. Many people at all levels, are now in to their second decade with the Vehicle Save Group and have enjoyed progressive careers and growing responsibilities as the company has developed and grown. There is throughout the organisation a culture of professionalism and commitment to high levels of customer service.