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News

Our news, company updates and local events.
06
May

Making a small difference

Its been just over 3 years now since we responded to an appeal from the Florence Nightingale Hospice charity for a van. At the time they had a van that they used for furniture deliveries spectacularly fail its MOT and needed help in funding a replacement. I’ve always wanted to be in a position as...
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12
Apr

How much is ULEZ costing your business?

To enter the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) in London is £12.50 per day. It seems only a matter of time before the zone is extended beyond its current limits. Coupled with the congestion charge zone, it could soon become very expensive to enter the capital in your older vehicle. And London is not the...
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01
Apr

What’s happened to car hire prices?

You may have noticed there have been a lot of changes across the vehicle rental industry over the past year. All rental companies have increased their pricing over the past few months and some have even got out of the daily rental market all together. Even some well known household names! The combination of Covid...
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14
Mar

Driving a electric car – what we’ve learnt

It has been some time now that we have had electric cars for hire on the fleet. Plenty of people have tried them but it’s fair to say that they are nowhere near being one of our best sellers – yet! I mostly drive electric these days and through this experience and from conversations’ with...
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11
Feb

A warm welcome from your new branch manager

Giving exceptional customer service has always been a passion of ours. From day one we have vowed to treat our clients as we like to be treated ourselves. As a result we have made many friendships and built great relationships with the people that have walked through the door to hire a car or van...
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05
Feb

A true family business

So why are we called “3B”? I have been asked that many times over the years and there is a simple answer. Our family name is Batting, and the company was started back in 2002 by myself, Ross, and my parents, Alan and Lesley. The 3 Battings or “3 b’s”. Hence, the name. Of course,...
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28
Jan

A chance for the underdog?

Long Crendon FC v Wycombe Wanderers FC, 15th Feb 2022. Save the date. Part of being a local business is supporting the local community. Yes, sponsorship is a form of advertising and we all need to market our business to get clients through the door. But sponsorship is about more than just advertising. Its about...
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14
Jan

What’s in a name?

“I need to hire  Transit Van”. The single most common phrase we hear from our customers I suspect. But what is a Transit Van exactly? The truth is its a make and not a particular size or shape. In fact, the Ford Transit, with all its different specs and sizes comes in thousands of different...
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07
Jan

Happy new year – exciting times ahead!

So that was 2021. Christmas came and went in the blink of an eye again and here we are at the start of another year. And even though the spectre of covid still lingers, there seems to be a lot more hope and excitement around this year and what’s to come. So it seems a...
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