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Hertz And British Chambers Of Commerce To Help Small To Medium Sized Businesses Save On Vehicle Hire

-- Range of business benefits including exclusive 35% members discount on long-term car and van rentals, fixed and preferential rates, and dedicated account management

LONDON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz UK is partnering with the British Chambers of Commerce to provide members of six participating Chambers with special access to Hertz's tailored solutions for small to medium sized businesses for a six month promotional period. The Hertz Business First Account and the Hertz 28+ Plan solutions provide cost savings on car and van rentals as well greater flexibility in managing changing fleet hire needs without the need for leasing. Nectar points can also be earned with every rental.

Michel Taride, President Hertz International and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation, said: "Hertz has a long history of working directly with businesses, whether global or local, big or small. Through this partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce we're delighted to give its members access to our flexible and cost effective business solutions for small to medium sized organizations."

Many small to medium sized businesses are challenged with managing fluctuating outgoings in an unpredictable economic environment. The Hertz Business First Account is a full service solution that provides fixed and preferential rental rates on periods less than 28 days – with car hire starting from as little as £15 per day. The service includes personalised account management, the option for delivery and collection, staff benefits programme, ability to collect Nectar points, and other business rewards.

For businesses whose vehicle hire needs change from month to month, the Hertz 28+ Plan offers a flexible alternative to leasing or contract hire with Chambers members qualifying for a 35% discount on a wide range of cars and vans. Rates include free delivery and collection, 24 hour recovery and breakdown assistance, a minimum of 2,000 free miles per month, free monthly valet service and dedicated account management. There are no upfront payments or finance charges. Customers signing up to the Hertz 28+ Plan will qualify for 5,000 Nectar points.

Neil Cunningham, General Manager for Hertz UK & Europe Off Airport, said: "We are delighted to partner with the British Chambers of Commerce to support owners of small to medium sized businesses. We share the Chambers' commitment to providing companies with practical support and access to new ideas and innovations – especially at a time when managing costs and ensuring flexibility are more important than ever."

Karina Knudsen, Head of Business Development at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "We are pleased to be launching new exclusive discounted services from Hertz which will give Chambers' members a helping hand during these difficult economic times."

Participating Chambers are: Suffolk, Surrey, Ayrshire, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. The special Hertz promotion is available until May 31, 2013.

About Hertz

Hertz (www.hertz.com) is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,650 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 93rd year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers.  Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

About the British Chambers of Commerce              

The British Chambers of Commerce has over 52 accredited Chambers which represent over 104,000 business members and employ over 5,000,000 employees.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a dynamic, high-profile and independent business network, with Chambers across the UK. Local Chambers sit at the heart of the community, working with businesses of all sizes, and representing all sectors.

The British Chambers of Commerce provide companies with practical support, useful connections and valuable access to new ideas and innovations.

As a member of a local Chamber, firms can join a unique organisation with a strong campaigning voice for the interests of business in Westminster, Whitehall, town halls and Brussels.

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