RNLI extends contract with Europcar - Car Rental News
RNLI extends contract with Europcar
Car Rental News - 11/12/2008
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has extended its car rental contract with Europcar for three more years.
The 40,000 lifeboat search and rescue volunteers in the UK and Ireland will continue to have access to daily rental vehicles to support their charity work. Europcar is also contracted to provide for the longer-term rental needs of RNLI.
Steve Wallington, the business services manager for the volunteer organization, said: “Our volunteers are united by a willingness to commit time and energy to a cause about which they are passionate. The least we can do is ensure they can travel safely and securely. This is critical, especially in some of the more isolated locations. This is where we really value Europcar’s local knowledge, the size of its fleet and the flexibility offered by its delivery and collection services.”
Europcar previously set up a number of micro-sites in each of RNLI’s regions to handle reservations and to provide detailed information on rental activity to management.
David McNeill, the rental car firm’s regional sales director, commented: “We are delighted to have won this new three-year extension on our existing contract with the RNLI, giving Europcar an opportunity to continue to play an active role in supporting the charity and all its great work. This contract is a clear illustration of the quality of service Europcar provides and a mark of the confidence RNLI has in our ability to support their volunteers round the clock.”