Ford Transit Connect models with internal modifications and eye-catching livery from Ford’s ‘one-stop shop’ provided the perfect solution for Nottingham brickwork firm, Barnes and West.
Two short-wheel-base and one long-wheel-base Transit Connect models were ordered in vibrant Mars Red, a standard colour from Ford’s palette. However, with some creative thinking from the dealer’s decal designer, dark cream paint has been added to represent brick mortar. Once sign-written with the company’s name and contact details, the result is a finish that makes Barnes & West stand out from the competition.
The Transit Connect vehicles – supplied by Sandicliffe Ford dealership – are all top-of-the-range Limited models with alloy wheels, air-conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity as standard. Inside, the load area has been fully ply-lined and specialist roof racks have been fitted to allow external large load carrying, and for added security, vehicle tracking devices have been installed.
David Haynes, sales manager, Sandicliffe Ford, said: “It’s all part of the ‘one-stop shop’ service that we offer. For customers like that we can do everything, unlike some other retailers, and it means we can deliver vehicles that are ready for action right from the off.
“These vans look fantastic and demonstrate how the expanding range of Ford commercial vehicles can be tailored to work perfectly for small businesses, no matter what the requirement.”
Barnes & West owner, Colin Barnes, has operated more than 30 Ford vehicles during the three decades that the company has been in business. “They’re reliable, spares are readily available and with all the extras, they do the job for us.” He was also full of praise for Sandicliffe Ford, adding: “I like that they manage everything for us, it’s very easy and allows me to just turn up and collect them.”