About Us


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 the Sorrell family and their spouses and offspring, 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”

Sponsorship & Support

We are proud to support   http://www.pushsport.co.uk/

Take a look at their website where they will tempt you into getting on your bike and entering some grassroots cycle events around Norfolk. #teambarford will be involved at each event and you’ll spot one or more of our specifically designed vehicles which are ideal for all you sporty-outdoors guys. 5/6/7/and 9 seaters are now on fleet with large luggage areas to carry all the kit you need for any event and holidays etc.

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.

Barford Festival

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…all from our local community………. #barfordrocks Follow on facebook


Norwich In Bloom

We have supported Norwich in Bloom for the past 10 years, where young people with special needs are given tasks growing and planting plants.

South Norfolk Community Awards

Business Community Champion of the Year 2017 Runner Up.

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