Prohire – Our Business

Prohire was established in 1997 by David Barlow and from early 2000 grew via a number of small acquisitions and very quickly became a significant operator in the commercial vehicle contract hire sector, when it won its first major commercial vehicle rental and maintenance contract in 2004. In 2006 Prohire acquired Midland Vehicle Contracts which had several key blue chip customers amongst its portfolio. Since these early beginnings Prohire has gone from strength to strength as a result of organic growth, from both new contract wins and increasing its share of existing customer fleets, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team to delivering high levels of customer satisfaction.


Founded in 1997
Acquired DFDS Contract Hire business in 2000
Acquired Securicor Vehicle Management and Securicor Rentmaster in 2003
Acquired Midland Vehicle Contracts in 2006
Acquired RH Rentals in October 2013
Acquired Sunrent in December 2016