The University of Manchester’s School of Earth & Environmental Sciences today revealed that it has saved around 2,000 pounds ($2,656) on its travel costs in its first year by switching to Enterprise for daily and international vehicle rental.
The university has adopted Enterprise Rent-A-Car as its primary supplier for both its business travel and field trips in the U.K., as well as hiring 4x4s as part of its frequent international fieldwork, which in 2017 included 18 research trips across Europe.
In addition, a dedicated Enterprise Car Club vehicle is now based on campus for use by staff and postgraduate students taking shorter journeys in and around Manchester. The university previously used a combination of daily rental and grey fleet for shorter journeys in the U.K., which the Enterprise Car Club vehicle has replaced.
“Universities have a broad set of travel requirements that can range from a car for an hour or two to more specialist vehicles for longer periods,” Adrian Bewley, assistant vice president of business mobility U.K. & Ireland at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said in a statement. “We’ve developed our services, locations, and vehicle range to meet those needs, saving money and time for customers and ensuring the right vehicle is available in the right place at the right time. As it is all supported by tailor-made technology, we can also provide detailed data that enables organizations like universities to fine-tune their travel policies over time.”