THE DIRECTOR of a van sales and leasing company has given his rating to the top vans in the market for trades people and small businesses.
Richard Bunn, 42, from Wheathampstead, who runs White Hot Vans, is one of five judges appointed by online website, Business Vans, to rank the best vans and van programmes from makers such as Renault, VW and Mercedes Benz. These include best small trades van, best crew van, best green van and best van finance package for SME businesses. The results will be announced at a lunch in Mayfair, London in January.
Richard, who set up White Hot Vans in 2010 after leaving the corporate world of vehicle leasing for names such as Ford and LeasePlan UK to spend more time with his young family, offers any make of new van at discounted rates owing to bulk buying, as well as a whole range of finance which allows the business to find exactly the right deal for the customer.
He said: “Obviously it’s great to be chosen as one of the judges because hopefully it shows I do actually know what I’m talking about when it comes to the world of vans. We give our honest opinion on our experience of the market and with total impartiality.”
White Hot Vans prides itself on its range of fleet discounts of up to 40 per cent from a range of manufacturers and being able to offer independent advice to help find the best van for the job at the best price.
It is also able to supply sign writers, roof rack and accessory suppliers and ply lining fitters among other services and offer a refreshingly honest and educated opinion on any van.
Ralph Morton, editorial director of the website www.BusinessVans.co.uk, said he asked Richard to take part owing to his experience and expertise in both the small business and trades sectors of the van market.
“Richard really has the handle on what small businesses and trades want from their vans because this is whom he deals with on a day to day basis. His expertise in this area, plus his extensive experience in the leasing industry, made him an ideal judge for our awards, which are based around van use and not van size. They are the only van awards for the small business sector.”