Apr 11, 2016
(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
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
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
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
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.