Pulman Volkswagen support Hodgson Sayers with their £300,000 environmental commitment.



(Photo left to right: Simon Cullen, business development manager, Pulman Volkswagen, James Clinghan, relationship director, Lombard, North East England & Humberside, Richard Manterfield, area fleet manager, Volkswagen UK and Mike Wade, finance manager, Hodgson Sayers.)

Pulman Volkswagen’s fleet business have supplied 11 Golf GTE’s to County Durham based Hodgson Sayers – the current British Chambers of Commerce UK Business of the Year - who have overhauled their company car fleet with environmentally friendly hybrids.

Hodgson Sayers who are based in Stanley specialise in roofing, building works, metal fabrications and fencing. With over 40 years’ experience and various awards, they truly are pioneers for the construction industry with their commitment to the environment.

As well as adopting a hybrid fleet, Hodgson Sayers have also invested in 12 charging points at its headquarters and installing a 50-Kilowatt solar panel array on the roof of its main offices.

Mike Wade, Finance Manager, Hodgson Sayers, said: “Last year we achieved the ISO14001 environmental standard which has given us the momentum and drive to deliver truly ambitious plans for our relationship with the environment including our carbon footprint. 

The hybrids represent a significant commitment by the business but we felt it was the right thing to do. In addition to the environmental statement we also acknowledge the savings in terms of fuel consumption while the incentives package that includes government grant, capital allowances and taxation benefits makes this a very sound investment.”

With the support of Lombard Commercial & Private Banking, Pulman Volkswagen was chosen to deliver the new hybrid fleet. Simon Cullen, Business Development Manager for Pulman Volkswagen commented: “It’s a privilege to support and supply to a local business like Hodgson Sayers with their new hybrid fleet of Volkswagen Golf GTEs. They truly are showing a fantastic commitment to the environment. The Golf GTE is a powerful and sporty car with the benefits of a hybrid. You can drive up to 31 miles when fully charged in the all-electric mode, and up to 580 miles when petrol and electric are combined, packed with the latest technology plus all the classic comforts a Volkswagen Golf offers.

As a plug-in hybrid, the Golf GTE offers the best of both worlds, with a petrol flap on the side and a charging socket behind the Volkswagen roundel on the front grille making it incredibly convenient and easy to charge.”

Mike Wade continues: “Working with Pulman Volkswagen was very easy. They were flexible with what we wanted, supportive and communicated throughout the process, delivering 11 Golf GTEs. Delivering a fantastic customer experience. Needless to say we are all very excited by our new hybrid fleet.”

For more information on the Golf GTE and to request a long term demonstration for your business please contact Simon Cullen on 0191 383 7505 for more details.