Budget Rent A Car has launched a franchise owner recruitment drive as part of its plan to grow its car hire business across the UK.

The company currently operates 69 branches across the UK, 46 of which are operated by franchise owners. Through its new recruitment drive, Budget Rent A Car is aiming to attract new partners and independent rental companies, along with expanding its existing partners to achieve the opening of over 50 new branches.


Budget Rent A Car has spent the last six months developing an improved franchise proposition to help support new and existing partners, including a fleet supply programme allowing franchises to benefit from the buying power of Budget Rent A Car. Joining as a franchise owner will also provide the partner with access to fleeting insurance programmes.

Anthony Ainsworth, Commercial Director at Budget Rent A Car, said: “To double the number of franchise locations in our network is an ambitious goal but it also highlights the level of commitment we have towards our existing and new partners. This is a unique opportunity to join a multi-national brand, providing our franchises with access to the international customer base of Budget Rent A Car and the support to make their business a success.

“The Budget brand has continued to grow across the world and is one of only three truly global car rental brands. Our plans for Budget across Europe are ambitious and we aim to make the company one of the key players in our industry, to achieve this we need to expand our networks to provide greater access for our customers.”

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