ALD Automotive is responsible for managing more than a million fleet and leased vehicles in over 37 countries around the world. They are the second largest company of their type in Europe and strive to constantly offer the best level of service to all of their clients, be they large or small.
ALD was established in the UK in 1958 and to date handles the financing and management of 97,000 vehicles across Great Britain. They have offices in Bristol, Northampton and Milton Keynes, handling the needs of PLCs, SMEs and individuals alike.
ALD’s head office is currently located in Oakwood Park, Bristol, but ambitious plans have been unveiled that will see them move four miles away to Vertex Park. The plan is to build a new £12 million office with 36,000 sq ft of space within the next 18 months. The new purpose-built property will provide much needed additional space and allow room for further recruitment and expansion.
The current ALD office in Bristol opened in 1995 when the company had fewer than 100 members of staff. In the following two decades they have grown and now have nearly 400 employees working on the site. This has put pressure on office space and could potentially restrict future growth. That is why the option has been chosen to move to a brand new property.
Planning permission for the new office has been granted and work is expected to begin in the autumn. It is hoped that construction will be finished by the end of 2016 so that the move can take place. Once everything is finished there is a good possibility that ALD Automotive will encourage further recruitment, leading to more jobs for the region.
At John Gibson Associates we keep a close eye on these kinds of developments so we can be ready to advise people about new opportunities for motor trade jobs. We can also be on hand to step in and help companies seeking to recruit quality staff. Our services are very flexible and we can meet the needs of all clients, regardless of the discipline, the number of people they are looking for and the characteristics they want from their ideal candidates.