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Lifelong friends team up for joint ‘van-ture’

Paul Bulmer (left) and Steve Taylor, who have set up VanDad, the district's first dedicated used van dealership. (S)

Paul Bulmer (left) and Steve Taylor, who have set up VanDad, the district's first dedicated used van dealership. (S)

Traders across the district can now benefit from the area’s first dedicated used van dealership.

Lifelong friends Steve Taylor and Paul Bulmer have pooled over 30 years’ industry experience to launch VanDad, offering one-owner vans and commercial vehicles.

The pair operate VanDad from premises on Lingerfield Business Park near Knaresborough, where they have created three new on-site jobs, with plans to expand the team before the end of the year.

“Small businesses are booming again in North Yorkshire and as a result, the need for well-presented and competitively priced used vans is on the increase,” said Paul.

Both Harrogate men, who attended Rossett School together, have motor industry backgrounds, Steve owning his own performance car business and Paul specialising in the van market.

Customers can have their vans fitted out with any accessories need for their business, such as chiller units, tool safes or vehicle graphics.

Steve added: “We believe we can offer the same high-quality buying experience and after-care service for commercial van sales as there is in the high-performance car market.”

 
 
 

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