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A Herd Franchise in a nutshell

Herd Franchise is a refreshingly straightforward, easy and profitable way for you to start your own van hire franchise. With very low start-up costs, market-beating finance and insurance deals, and our marketing and operations infrastructure you can be up and running fast.

You will have:

  • a passion for Customer CARE
  • an entrepreneurial attitude
  • a love for working with people
  • a willingness to go the extra mile
  • a respected and well known retail business in your region in the automotive sector
  • a credit rating of £10,000

We’ll provide:

  • an established and respected brand
  • new vehicle fleet (Your Herd) branded and delivered to your door
  • buy or rent - both at excellent market-leading low prices
  • opportunity for volume rentals into your business at no cost through our Herd Business commission scheme
  • market-beating insurance package for your fleet
  • fully integrated rental system
  • highly competitive funding options
  • industry developed vehicle tracking system for you and your customers
  • cutting-edge, mobile-friendly booking website
  • signage & site branding package (financed)
  • marketing programmes developed by our team for your area
  • total support and assistance from the Herd Franchise team
A complete one stop shop for all your van hire franchising needs


Part of the Herd customer care guarantee is making sure our customers enjoy the use of lovely new, clean, fuel efficient vans.

So when you become a Herd Franchise you’ll receive a fleet of sparkling new vans - Your Herd - ready wrapped with eye-catching Vanimal branding. We have two standard sizes of Your Herd.  You get to choose which size you think is best for your area and customer demands. And, of course, you can add more vans to Your Herd at anytime.



Franchise Products

Herd are working on the launch of a new insurance offering with one of the market leading insurance providers, news of this will be released shortly
Track Your Herd is our vehicle tracking system. It is configured exactly to your needs and provides the vital information to enable you to improve vehicle utilisation and fleet management. Track Your Herd features:
  • Real-Time web based vehicle tracking
  • Fully configurable system alerts
  • Driver use and style management
  • Configurable GPS data update
  • Comprehensive reporting suite
  • Award winning support
  • Vehicle route replay
  • All your vehicles types on a single platform
  • Satellite and road maps with journey overlay
Control Your Herd is a complete, 360º busy front desk and back office software solution for vehicle rental branches, powered by industry leaders Prohire. Linking directly with our retail website, Control Your Herd send bookings directly into the back office system of the hire branch the customer has requested. Additionally, you can easily create bookings, generate rental agreements and invoices, detect bad risk hirers, and run reports to see exactly how Your Herd is performing. Getting the system set up is quick and easy.

The Vanimals

It all started with Jumbo. We wanted our vans to really stand out, in a way that was memorable and, ideally, that would make people smile.

Jumbo vans have been around for years but we got to the ‘pun-chline’ first with Jumbo as our first Vanimal and the rest of the gang quickly followed. The Herd was born!

Customers just love the Vanimals! You’ll find they soon become a local talking point and customers in your area think of Herd Vanimals first. So as well as being a bit of fun, those Vanimals are cleverer than they look, giving our Herd franchises a crucial competitive advantage in their area.

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Herd Business means our customers can leave the costs of fleet ownership behind. As a Herd Franchise, Herd Business gives you the opportunity to boost your profits further by earning cost-free, risk-free commission on any volume, long-term business rentals that you introduce to us. Like everything else with Herd, the way it works is simple:


  • you find the customer and sign them up

  • you tell us how many vans they need and any extras (branding, equipment etc.)

  • you maintain the relationship, but without any of the admin

  • you receive a commission from Herd HQ each month



  • we organise and provide the vans and other Herd Business products that your customer requires

  • we take care of all the invoicing and admin

  • we carry the asset costs and risks associated with the customer cancelling or reducing their size of fleet


Herd Business van hire is a low cost, flexible and scalable alternative to long term hire and leasing. It enables businesses of all sizes to release cash and increase or decrease their fleet size at will.





Business Case

Unlike other van hire brands, we do not want a slice of your profits. Or, even worse, your turnover. The profit you work hard to make is yours to keep. Our way is better because it’s so simple:


We sell or rent brand new, Herd Vanimal branded vans to you at market-beating low commercial rates. We call this Your Herd.


You rent Your Herd to customers at competitive local market rates (set by you) and keep the difference. In essence, that’s it!
Additionally, we provide our support products and marketing clout for a monthly charge that is less than you would get anywhere else. This includes fleet insurance, back-office booking system and vehicle tracking system as well as the main Herdhire website, marketing support and operational support.

About Herd


Herd van hire has firmly established itself as a local provider of van hire in the Epsom and South West London area. Focusing on van hire only (no car hire) for personal and business rental, and fleet management, we provide a professional service with an exceptional customer care ethos that is second to none in the van hire sector.

The secret of our success is our dedication to providing exceptional customer care.

We know from our customers - retail and business - that this is what sets us above our competitors. And a real dedication to customer care is the key quality we look for in our franchise partners. This approach has been borne out with rapid growth and an established, diverse client portfolio across the South East of England with Herd Business customers including:   Screenshot 2016-01-07 20.39.41      


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