Rental Committee

The Rental Committee consists of member representatives from a cross-section of small and large organisations operating in the vehicle rental and car club sectors.

 Committee members

Simon Grime - Committee Chairman

Managing Director, Miles & Miles

Joined the BVRLA Rental Committee in October 2017


Company Name 

Margaret Speirs (Vice Chairwoman)

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

Alan Olivier-Smith

Avis Budget UK Ltd

Ben Lawson

Enterprise Rent A Car

Bob Baillie

United Rental Group

Jason Rogerson

Herd Hire

Kevin Rand

Europcar Group

Linda Malliff

Thrifty Car & Van Rental

Nicole Strathdee


Phil Spain

Alley Cat Car & Van Rentals

Ross Batting

3B Vehicle Hire

Scott Jenkins

Autohorn Fleet Services

Stephen Gale

Steve's Self Drive

Tim Vetters

Sixt Rent A Car


The work of the Committee

One of the main areas of focus for the Rental Committee during 2020 was supporting the BVRLA in its work to secure a business closure exemption from the Government, enabling the vehicle rental sector to remain open for business during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown period.

Once granted ‘essential worker’ status, the BVRLA ensured that rental operators were provided with letters confirming that they were permitted to stay open. Rental members were also provided with tailored Covid-19 Operational Guidance helping to ensure that the highest levels of compliance and safety were adhered to when cleaning, collecting, and delivering rental vehicles.  

As a result of the pandemic, learning and development opportunities moved to a virtual environment and the committee worked to support the transition of the Rental Operator Skills course from a face-to-face, to an online delivery platform.

79% of rental members are satisfied with the BVRLA, up from 70% last year.

- 2020 Annual Member Survey

 Further information about all BVRLA Committees can be found here.