South Wales van leasing and van contract hire company, Low Cost Vans, has invested in a modern, new-look office revamp with a new customer reception area, encouraging customer walk-ins for the first time.

The refurbishment of the offices in Skewen, Neath, has given the premises a fresh new look and coincides with the company expanding its offering to allow its staff to engage with customers face-to-face.

Another key aim was to provide a practical, attractive and comfortable working environment for the company’s employees. The company boasts a very low staff turnover; most have been there for more than five years and a number of colleagues will soon celebrate ten years with the business. Staff that achieve this landmark at Low Cost Vans also benefit from receiving five weeks additional leave fully paid.

Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans, said:

“This is a key milestone for us. We wanted to give customers a great first impression and provide them with a pleasant environment. Our new look reception area is the result.

“We also wanted to create a more inspiring working environment. We like to give something back to our employees, and refurbishing the offices was very much a part of that. Research shows that employees are happier and more productive when they are working in a healthy, attractive, comfortable environment and that is what we seek to provide here.

“We’ve had great feedback from staff and customers who are all very happy with the new look.”

“We are always working to improve ourselves and our refurbishment has given everyone a boost,” said Lloyd. “We look forward to our next 20 years in business.”

“Lastly, but not forgetting, I’d like to thank Phil Godfrey Painting and Decorating Services for the professional services they provided to us, we couldn’t be happier with the results and being able to utilise a local business made the process even sweeter.”

Low Cost Vans was established in 1999 and is one of the UK’s leading providers of van leasing and van contract hire for new vans to businesses and private individuals. The company received the ‘Highly Commended’ accolade for Neath Port Talbot Company of the Year at the Top 100 Companies in South West Wales Awards 2018.