The fleet circa 1990Celebrating over 30 years of “excellent service” ……..
Barford Hire & Sales was started back in 1986 when Wham split up, Freddie Starr ate a hamster and 30 million people tuned in to watch Dirty Den divorce Angie!
With just a small stock of used commercial vehicles on display David Sorrell decided to hire some of them out whilst they were waiting to be sold! Those days are long gone, and there’s still a good display of quality used vans and trucks ready for sale, but now we can boast of one of the largest, modern, self-drive hire fleet of cars, vans, minibuses and lorries in our region!
Run by 3 generations of the Sorrell family and their spouses, together with a team of loyal, long-serving staff, Barford Hire & Sales goes from strength to strength offering the friendly, flexible service you should expect from a local firm but with the professionality of a multi-national. The best of both worlds!
Hence our strap-line: “Large enough to cope, small enough to care”
We are super pleased to announce our sponsorship and support of http://www.pushsport.co.uk and in particular, Norwich’s Gas Hill Gasp ! PUSH support Grass-roots cycling events around Norfolk encouraging newbie riders to have a go at competition in a very friendly environment.
In 2016 we have helped; City College Norwich Supported Learning Dept., Tri-Anglia’s Womens Race around Ireland, Salvation Army’s Toys and Tins Appeal, Mud-Sweat&Gears Mountain-bike Youth Development Squad and Man Vs Hell/Chasing Gravity MacMillan Cancer Support amongst others.
We are a collection point for BIG C , Norfolk’s Cancer Charity where you can take a sack to donate any unwanted items and leave it with us at the end of your hire. 🙂
We have always been keen supporters of all things SPORT ! We figure Sport in our Community can only do good for mental and physical well-being and crosses all sorts of social boundaries. We welcome everyone to join us and become part of #teambarford. If you are involved in a team or sports event then send us your pictures via Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #teambarford and we will share, re-tweet and generally ‘Big-you-up’. Come claim a sticker ! Look out for our guys out and about at events around the county and come and have a chat with us when you see one of the #teambarford vans.
Every July we are very proud to sponsor and be heavily involved in creating our village’s very own Festival, full of family fun and entertainment with live music, fantastic food and delicious drinks. Some £60,000 has been raised in total over the years for our local community and other Good causes ………. #barfordrocks