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Derby’s Short Term Leasing Explains Leasing Differences

As more and more individuals and start-up companies turn to car leasing as a preferential method of motoring, Derby’s Short Term Leasing Director, Rhys Adams, explains the benefits of short term leasing and the key differences between long term leasing and short term leasing.

With a recent spate of media coverage surrounding short term leasing, start-up companies stand to benefit from this simple way to fund a car whilst their business grows. With the flexibility of three month car leasing deals, 6 month car leasing deals and 12 month car leasing deals, short term leasing gives companies the opportunity to change as their company’s strategy moves in line with it’s growth.
Short term contract hire for sole traders means that the entire business portion of the lease can be claimed as a business expense, whereas for incorporated companies, the lease fee will be allowed as an expense, but the lease car will be liable to company car tax.

“The main differences between long term leasing and short term leasing are as follows”, explains Rhys. “Long term leasing generally involves a car leasing deal of 24 plus months and the car leasing company will normally charge the equivalent of 3 to 6 payments in advance, followed by the number of remaining payments. Short term leasing is available in two formats generally, being fixed and flexible”.

“Flexible short term leasing can be taken for a minimum period of 84 days, requiring 28 days to terminate the contract, otherwise it will continue. With fixed short term leasing, the customer is required to take the car leasing deal for a set period, be this 6 months or 7 months as examples. The lease period cannot normally be extended or terminated early, however, fixed short term leasing deals tend to be cheaper than flexible contracts and short term can work out to be more expensive, but not in all cases”.

Rhys also points out that, as long term leasing generally requires positive filed accounts, most businesses will be considered for a short term leasing deal, again, making short term leasing ideal for start-up companies.

As well as providing short term leasing deals on many leading car brands and models, Short Term Leasing has also started to provide car and van hire across the Derby and Nottingham area, including weekend car hire. For more information on this and to find out more about the attest short term car leasing deals, visit


Short Term Leasing Ltd
Ground Floor
17 St Christopher’s Way
Pride Park
DE24 8JY

Tel: 01332 290173

Derby’s Short Term Leasing celebrates becoming one of the largest organisations in its sector and will enter 2015 providing one of the widest selections of short term cars in the UK, thanks to it recently securing a number of new suppliers.

Part of Cocoon Leasing, a renowned and established Derby car leasing company now in its 9th year, Short Term Leasing was founded to bridge the gap between those seeking long term lease deals and customers requiring long term car rental. Short Term Leasing provides 12 month, 6 month and 3 month car lease deals on quality brand vehicles including; Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, Mini and Volkswagen, and the company prides itself on its competitive rates, first class customer service and rapid turnaround times.

As well as taking on a number of new suppliers, elevating the company’s car lease offering considerably, additional tactical augmentations to the business have positioned it more competitively too. A new telephone system features out of hours automated service for breakdown assistance. In addition, new hire software from industry software leader, Prohire, now helps to eliminate high-risk customers as soon as their details are entered. This assists Short Term Leasing in minimising risk factors, enabling the company to provide lower, more competitive rates to more reliable segments of the marketplace.

Short Term Leasing’s co-founder and co-Director, Rhys Adams, commented on his firm’s positive developments: “Short term leasing is proving more and more popular with both consumer and business customers who enjoy the freedom from contracts and hassle-free motoring it provides. Securing our new suppliers means that we can offer more and more choice to a customer base that has been growing steadily year on year”. Rhys added: “On top of moving premises within Derby’s bustling Pride Park business district, we’re also looking to expand our workforce again. We’re seeking a new Sales Administrator trainee who we’ll ensure gains an NVQ as just one aspect of an attractive package we’re offering”.

All Short Term Leasing vehicles are under twelve months old and are prepared to a high standard before delivery and hand-over takes place. Unlike long-term car lease deals, with short term contract hire and leasing, many vehicles include maintenance and tyres, making for effortless, fixed-price motoring.

For those wishing to find out more about the sales role available at Short Term Leasing and those wanting to find out more about short term leasing and the various car lease deals available, visit



Short Term Leasing Ltd
Ground Floor
17 St Christopher’s Way
Pride Park

DE24 8JY

Tel: 01332 290173


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It has been 15 years since Derby County Football Club played it’s first ever full football match, so why not use this ideal opportunity to celebrate, not just this milestone occasion, but the accomplishments of one of the UK’s most successful business parks?

To commemorate this occasion, the Derby Telegraph are publishing an exclusive supplement to promote the outstanding achievements of Pride Park and it’s business community.

The project has already secured support from;
> stakeholders; Cocoon Vehicles, Essential Print Services, Cooper Parry, Geldards and Konnekt IT.
> Derby Telegraph
> Marketing Derby
> Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

The supplement will be designed as a marketing tool that contributors can use throughout the year and utilise to promote your company. We are confident that as the park expands over the next months and years to come, that this will become an annual publication.

Working with the Derby Telegraph will enable us to substantially increase the readership, giving contributors maximum exposure and encourage online inter-trading using the directory.

The supplement will feature the history and progress of the business park and will be written by Derby Telegraph’s award-winning Journalist, Robin Johnson, making it a quality read for the whole community.  As a Pride Park resident we are inviting you to show your support and contribute a nominal amount towards the production of this publication.

If you would like to be part of this fantastic and historic opportunity, or if you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact one of the following key contacts:

Linda Jamison
Derby Telegraph
t: 07824503262

Yvonne Gorman
Essential Print Services
t : 01332 418377
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Melanie Campbell
Cooper Parry
t : 01332 295544
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Type: DNCC Business Lunches
Venue: Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Date: 15th June 2012
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Available To: Members and Non Members
Members Price: £22.00 + VAT
Non Members Price: £44.00 + VAT

With a guest speaker, Fay Sharp, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing , Zibrant, this event is hosted by George Cowcher, Chief Executive, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.

The Business Leader Lunches are aimed at giving established business leaders the opportunity to network, hear from high level speakers and debate the current issues effecting the country and private sector business within our region.


12 noon – Welcome drink and networking
12.30pm – Welcome from George Cowcher
2 course lunch
1.30pm – Guest speaker
2.00pm – Close

To book your place please follow the online booking procedure below or for more information, please call us on 01332 851280.

If you are an affiliate member the cost to attend this event is £44+VAT. Please notify us when booking, which organisation you are an affiliate of.

To book your place, please click here!

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The site is new and nothings been posted yet.  Come back soon!

When: 18/06/12 – 18/06/12 19:00 – 21:00
Where: The Roundhouse – Derby

Dates and Times:

Monday 18th June, Arrive 7pm for 7.15pm Show Start

OR Tuesday 19th June, Arrive 1pm for 1.15pm Show Start

FREE – Open to the public
A sensational event showcasing the excellent work and skills of Derby College learners.

The show will include an exciting and eye-catching stage show that includes:

• Performing Arts
• Football Keepy Uppy Show
• Artistic Garments/Animation Show
• Musical Performances
• Hair & Beauty Show including ‘my new hair’ charity launch by Trevor Sorbet (Only on the 18th June)
• Mysteries of Icing Your Cupcakes – Live Demo
• Dress to Impress – Retail Body Shapes

Plus lots of exhibitions including, Brickwork/Carpentry, Computer Games Development,Engineering- Model Train, Motor Vehicle- Pimp My Ride and more…

Please bring along your friends and family to make it a great night out.

 To avoid disappointment book your place 

The Engine Shed Restaurant and plaza will be open on the evening event to purchase drinks.

When travelling to the Roundhouse please use public transport where possible. At this event we can accommodate vehicles on a first come first served basis. There is also a Pay & Display Car Park within very short walking distance at £1.50 per hour.

Pride Veterinary Centre is a new £9 MILLION animal hospital at Pride Park.  One of the biggest in the country, it has state-of-the-art technology for treating pets and has also created 30 jobs.

The new hospital has a grooming centre, hydrotherapy pool, dog agility classes, a shop and a “hotel” where pets can stay while their owners are on holiday.

Pride Veterinary Centre will form part of Scarsdale Veterinary Group, which already has seven branches in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

700 New Jobs For Derby

HEROtsc, one of the UK’s largest contact centre companies, today confirmed they are to take over one of Derby’s largest and most prestigious contact centre facilities.

The company, which has an extensive network of UK sites, is to open its latest centre in Pride Park and has indicated that it hopes to offer employment to around 700 people over the next six months.
David Turner, HEROtsc’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed that they have launched a full-scale recruitment drive to offer job opportunities to people in Derby and surrounding areas.

“I am delighted to say that we are in a position to offer employment opportunities at a variety of levels to the Derby workforce,” said Turner.

“At HEROtsc we continually stress that our biggest asset is our staff and I am confident that our new employees in Derby will fit smoothly and seamlessly into our operation.

“I would like to thank the current businesses in the Centre as well as Derby City Council and Marketing Derby for their help in making this happen so quickly.

“Everyone realises the importance of bringing new work for the people here and I’m so pleased we managed it.

“We start the recruitment drive immediately with the intention of having the Centre fully operational by early next year.”

He confirmed that HEROtsc would be running the Derby operation on behalf of one of their biggest clients Sky as the company substantially increased its work for Sky across its UK operation.

Chris Stylianou, Head of Sky’s Contact Centres said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with HEROtsc to open a new customer centre in Derby. As a business we’ve got more customers joining us, taking multiple and more complex products so we need to ensure we are continuing to provide excellent customer service.

“With HEROtsc we have picked Derby for its pool of talented prospective employees who can help us maintain our excellent standards.”

“This new business underlines the good work done on behalf of Sky in some of our other sites,” said Turner.

HEROtsc began as Telecom Service Centres in the Scottish island of Bute in 1994 with seven employees – and presently has over 4000 staff in eight UK sites – Derby will be the ninth.

In 2007 Telecom Service Centres was acquired by the India based HERO Group and the UK outsource business was renamed HEROtsc.  Its Falkirk-based management team not only looks after the UK site network but also runs an Indian-based contact centre in Gurgaon.
The company has positioned itself at the forefront of the contact centre sector with the introduction of industry-changing innovations and work practices which have seen its workforce double in a two-year period.

Adam Wilkinson, Chief Executive, Derby City Council added: “This shows the benefit of the Council’s open approach to business underpinned by our highly innovative £10m Regeneration Investment Fund.

My staff have been focussed from the start on winning this opportunity against competition from much bigger cities.  This is another winner for Derby.”

John Forkin, Managing Director, Marketing Derby welcomed the news He said: “Marketing Derby are delighted that HEROtsc recognised the highly skilled workforce in Derby.

“Attracting this level of investment is not easy and there has been a joined up effort from a number of parties including Derby City Council, Citibank, Barclaycard and property agents CBRE and Jones Lang La Salle, working together to secure this investment for Derby.
“It was a real team effort and I’m delighted for the hundreds of people who will soon be employed there”

In welcoming the new potential recruits into the company HEROtsc Chief Executive Officer David Turner said: “I can assure the people of Derby that this brings an opportunity to join a company that fully intends to maximize the potential of this operation and to further add new employment as we grow our business here”

“HEROtsc wants to maximise the potential of all our staff. We have a proven track record of promoting from within and encourage all our employees to make the most of these exciting opportunities.”

Alan Duffell, Country Business Manager for Citi’s UK Consumer business said “We are delighted to have played a part in bringing HEROtsc to Derby. This is good news not only for Citi but for the local area as well.”

Vikki Williams Barclaycard’s Head of Site said: “It’s fantastic news that HEROtsc are coming to the Pride Park site and we’re delighted to have been able to play a part in encouraging them. The colleagues here in Derby are wonderfully talented people and real professionals who’ve continually impressed us throughout the year”.