Our History


The key driver for the business was to offer clients a hands on approach to vehicle acquisition and finance. Major fleet funders were brought onboard to ensure customers could be offered a broadest portfolio of finance products and services at competitive rates.  Local and national dealer networks were put in place to facilitate instant access to the entire range of over 4,300 different vehicle makes and models.  Products and services were then bespoked to meet the different needs of our private customers, small independent businesses and act as outsourced fleet managers to the SME market. Cando Contracts Ltd is a broker not a funder.


CanDo launched Practical Car and Van Rental Chippenham. Having identified a niche in the market for businesses and individuals requiring short term vehicle solutions in the current economic climate, CanDo acquired a franchise for Practical Car and Van Rental for the Chippenham area.

Having started with just one van, at the end of the first year of trading the fleet had grown to 24 vehicles, a mixture of both cars, commercials and minibuses. By the end of our third year of trading (Oct 2012) we had reached the grand total of over 3,400 rentals and achieved Practical franchise 'PREMIER CLUB' status.



In Dec 2012, our dedicated daily rental representative Toby Mitchell passed his City and Guilds 'Rental Operator Skills' exams with flying colours. Congratulations Toby!


At the 2015 Practical Premier Club Conference we were delighted to announce that our very own Toby Mitchell was awarded with The Practical Rental Manager of the Year award 2015!


At the 2016 Practical Premier Club Conference to our surprise and delight our Managing Director John Mitchell was awarded the Harold Williams Award for Excellence.